WORCESTER GARDEN CLUB
ARBORETUM & GARDENS AT GREEN HILL PARK
The Worcester Garden Club has a long history of involvement at Green Hill Park, and the organization continues to be active today and into the future. Please read highlights of that history below:
Chairs - Betsy DeMallie, Elise Wellington, Eleanor Brockway
Garden designers - Cacky Hodgson, Linda Milton
The Worcester Garden Club’s first planting in 2000 of 20 crab apples and 3 small gardens was nestled in the brick terrace beside the Green Hill Park Pavilion, which was designed by George H. Clemence and constructed in 1910-11.
GCA CENTENNIAL TREE PROJECT:
Chair - Meridith Wesby
A Tree Called Diversity - Authors: Tommy Dearborn, Kathy Michie - Zone I report that introduces WGC
The Worcester Garden Club's involvement expanded to “A Tree Called Diversity,” which started with the desire and need for an arboretum of trees resistant to the Asian Longhorned Beetle in 2009.
FOUNDERS FUND AWARD 2011:
Chairs: Mary Oakley, Cacky Hodgson; Editors: Betsy DeMallie and Donna Rose
The Worcester Garden Club's involvement then multiplied into the 2011 Founders Fund Award Arboretum with trees resistant to the Asian Longhorned Beetle.
ARBORETUM PLANTING, ARBOR DAY, APRIL 27, 2012:
The Arboretum was planted with trees resistant to the Asian Longhorned beetle.
PROJECT 2016 - 2017:
Chair - Penny Kaczyk; Garden Designer - Lisa Huntington; President - Sarah Ribeiro
WGC Application to Nathaniel Wheeler Trust 2017 - Cacky Hodgson
AUGUST 15, 2019:
Three Nyssa sylvatica, Tupelo, were planted beyond the crabapple orchard to celebrate WGC centennial. Trees were purchased with grant funds from the Nathaniel Wheeler Trust.
WGC TREE PROTECTION PROGRAM 2019-2020:
Protective plantings and measures to prevent vehicle traffic onto roots planned.