Wareham Garden Club members maintain garden and landscape sites around the Wareham community. Members wear bright yellow safety vests while attending to gardens and plantings at the Lighthouse Gates, container along Main Street, Pezzoli Square, the Depot Traffic Islands at Onset and Minot Avenues, Minot Memorial Park, Memorial Gardens at the Post Office and Indian Neck Road, and Oak Street. Club fundraisers, donations, and financial support from town businesses and citizens pay for the plants and materials necessary to maintain the sites.
This year, Club members are participating in Weeding Wednesdays. With many members staying close to home this summer, along with fewer tourism visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Wareham Garden Club chose to expand the Club’s community service. Each Wednesday, members bring their masks, gloves, rakes, pruners, trimmers, shovels, and brooms, to spruce up a site in town, keeping physically distant while working. Some of the weeding and clean up projects are the Weekend Train Platform, Main Street, the Veteran’s Memorial by Town Hall, the Police Station, the Wareham Free Library Main Branch, and Fearing Tavern. Wareham Municipal Maintenance supports the efforts by the Garden Club and has picked up the hundreds of bags of trash, cuttings, and piles of brush.
Members now turn attention to the Garden Club’s Memorial Garden. This week, a vehicle ran off Indian Neck Road into the Garden. No accident report was filed, but there was damage to various plantings and two trees. The work continues.
If you are interested in joining or helping out the Wareham Garden Club for Weeding Wednesdays or other projects, please contact the Club at P.O. Box 3276, Wareham, MA 02571, email Carole LaFreniere, Membership Chair at CaroleLaFreniere@verizon.net or visit our Facebook Page: business.facebook.com/WarehamGardenClub/.