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Gardeners' Guild of Braintree

Our mission

 is to promote an interest and knowledge of gardening while beautifying and contributing to our community.

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A Distinct Identity

The Gardeners' Guild of Braintree was formed on December 1, 1975 to promote the interest and knowledge of gardening, foster philanthropic activities for the beautification of our community. 

We are  a Non-Profit Charitable Organization: No part of the Guild's net earnings will inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, officers, or other private individuals.

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Significance of the Magnolia

The Magnolia was chosen as our logo in 1975 for its connotation of dignity, perseverance, and love of nature; ultimately, the goals and ideals of the Gardeners' Guild of Braintree.


Making A Difference

Study Group
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Reinforcing our Commitment to Education

With our organization’s mission in mind, we develop strategies to cultivate a love of gardening in our youth through books for schools, funding school gardens, planting flowering trees to beautify our school grounds and fund our annual scholarship program.
Contact us to learn more about our commitment to education.


Supporting our Community

The Gardeners' Guild is dedicated to a number of fundraising activities throughout the year to support our philanthropic goals.  Our members collaborate and cooperate to improve and empower our community. We believe we can facilitate progress, foster a love of nature and beautify our town. We invite you to join us and make a difference.

Holiday House Tour

For over three decades, the Gardeners’ Guild of Braintree has ushered in the holiday season by presenting its popular annual house tour and potpourri boutique on the first Sunday of December to fund our philanthropic activities.

Spring Plant Sale

Every year we sponsor a plant sale at the Town Hall on the Saturday before Mother's Day to share our love of plants and gardening with the community.

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Image by Mak

A Closer Look

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Adopt An Island

The Adopt-an-Island program, is managed by the Gardeners' Guild of Braintree with the town.  This community beautification project is maintained by the private sector and features a garden area marked with a sign bearing the name of the individual, business or group adopting the site.

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Magnolias in Braintree

The Gardeners' Guild of Braintree has planted many Magnolia trees in loving memory of deceased members and special friends of the club.  These beautiful trees bloom at various locations throughout Braintree. Each tree is marked with an engraved sign with the name of the recipient as well as the name of our organization.

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A Brief History

The Gardeners' Guild of Braintree was created by Lucille Barton, Peggy McCarthy and Joan Ridge.  The first meeting was held at the Thayer Library on December 1, 1975 with Lucille serving as the first President.  Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple and follows the same format. Each begins with an invocation and a general meeting followed by an educational speaker, or hands on workshop. Refreshments and time to chat with friends completes the evening.

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We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously

Grace Lee Boggs


Get in touch with Gardeners' Guild of Braintree to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.



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