Conservation = Do Your Part

Photo by Heidi Drew

The Nantucket Garden Club promotes better knowledge and love of gardening, plants, flowers, and horticulture, contributes to the beauty of Nantucket, and supports conservation initiatives that protect the island’s fragile and historic environment.

Dear Nantucket Community,

Fall has arrived on Nantucket!  What a spectacular season this has been thus far. I believe the island’s beauty is at its best.

The Nantucket Garden Club recently completed its 2022 season. What a fabulous season it was! Our signature main events such as the 46th Annual Daffodil Show, the Art in Bloom Floral Gallery Show, and the 66th Annual House and Garden Tour took place with record attendance and community participation. Please mark your calendars with save the dates for the following:

Daffodil Show at Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm: April 29-30, 2023
House and Garden Tour: August 2, 2023

This season the Nantucket Garden Club successfully contributed to the island community by participating in the following:

*Annual Clean Team/NGC members partnership
*Maintenance of the historic gardens at the Hadwen House
*Creation of beautiful seasonal displays in the Main Street fountain
*Window Box competition for downtown business owners
*Saltmarsh Center native plant and coastal resilient garden was created as a club
conservation community project
*Re-Bloom was created and initiated. Flowers from events were repurposed by club
members and distributed to individuals and nonprofits for enjoyment rather than being thrown away

The Nantucket Garden Club, in partnership with the Nantucket Land Council, announced their Conservation Commendation project. Property owners and businesses throughout the community were encouraged to apply for recognition of best practices in native gardening and turf lawn reduction that encourage biodiversity, reducing impact on our waters and withstanding the ravages of increasingly severe weather conditions. This season four properties met the criteria, and were recognized at our Annual Meeting in August. Please click on the Conservation Commendation area above.

Proudly, the Nantucket Garden Club continues to provide scholarships and community grants. Community grants are awarded to charitable, civic and government groups that qualify as tax exempt for programs that benefit the public and contribute to the beauty of Nantucket. In 2022, the Nantucket Garden Club bestowed community grants on the following organizations:

*Housing Nantucket
*Maria Mitchell Association
*Nantucket Historical Association
*Sherburne Commons (two grants)
*Small Friends Daycare
*Sustainable Nantucket

Annually, scholarships are awarded to Nantucket students who major in studies aligned with our mission, such as landscape design, botany, ecology and environmental studies. This fall, seven Nantucket High School graduates in college programs are Nantucket Garden Club scholarship recipients.

Dedication continues towards island initiatives that support our mission. Strong, ongoing partnerships with island organizations also continue, with the hope of increased future opportunities. A long history of giving to the island community remains.

Please consider a donation to the Nantucket Garden Club to support our continued good work for the island. Thank you for your consideration and generosity.

Christine Dean
President, Nantucket Garden Club