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

The 2021 season will soon be upon us and with that there is most certainly light at the end of the tunnel.  We are optimistic that things will slowly return to normal.  This process will be gradual with flexibility and a willingness to do things differently essential ingredients for success.  Once again, the Daffodil Show and Annual House & Garden Tour will not take place but alternative plans are in place to engage the Nantucket community during this time of transition.

In collaboration with Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket, the Nantucket Garden Club will hold a virtual Daffodil Show.  Go to DaffodilFestival.com and join the annual springtime celebration.  This virtual show for single stems, arrangements and photography is open to all and has been generously created and is hosted by The Insider’s Guide to Nantucket: Nantucket.net.

For many years, donations made by the community at the Daffodil Show have been used for daffodil plantings along the Milestone, Polpis and Hummock Pond bike paths.  These beautiful plantings herald in Spring and bring a welcome burst of sunshine after a dreary winter.

The Nantucket Garden Club gratefully relies on the generosity of homeowners to open their beautiful houses and gardens to the public enabling the Garden Club to raise money for scholarships and community grants.  Each year we award scholarships to Nantucket students who major in the fields of ecology, landscape design, environmental studies or botany.  Community grants are awarded to civic, charitable and governmental institutions that qualify as tax exempt for programs to benefit the public and contribute to the beauty of Nantucket.

The Nantucket Garden Club is dedicated to continued support of important community initiatives that align with our mission.  We will do our best to maintain our long history of giving to our island community.  Plans for this season include a Window Box contest to engage residential and commercial property owners in beautifying the island with container plantings.  You will also see us partnering with the Clean Team in a Nantucket Garden Club Meets the Clean Team clean up around town.

Please consider a donation to the Nantucket Garden Club and help us to continue the good work we do for the Nantucket community.  Thank you for your support and generosity.

Maryann Wasik

President, Nantucket Garden Club