The Nauset Garden Club has committees for the purpose of: “growing gardens, cultivating community and enriching each other” to make Cape Cod a better and more beautiful place. The following committees work annually towards this goal.
CONSERVATION and ENVIRONMENT
The Nauset Garden Club is committed to helping preserve the natural resources of Cape Cod. Members of the Conservation and Environment Committee keep the general membership of the club informed about environmental concerns and, when appropriate, arrange programs to address specific local concerns.
The Garden Therapy Committee uses garden related activities, such as nature, birds, and conservation, to provide enjoyable and creative activities for the handicapped (mentally or emotionally disturbed, physically disabled, or elderly) and to encourage each individual to participate to the fullest extent possible. The accomplishments of the participants are recognized, with a goal of helping them with their recovery and/or rehabilitation. The committee plans four to five events each year to achieve its goals.
The Nauset Garden Club and the Scholarship Committee are committed to encouraging future generations to preserve and improve our environment and make the world a better and more beautiful place. Each year the Club awards two scholarships to permanent residents of Cape Cod or the Islands. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of college, or a graduate program. Their major must be in landscape design, horticulture, environmental, marine or related sciences. Students are selected based on both merit and need.
The Wildflower Garden Committee maintains the Lyn Peabody Wildflower Garden at the CCMNH. Committee members plant and maintain the garden, provide illustrations and text for the brochure, propagate plants, research the growing requirements and history of plants that might thrive in the garden, make plant labels, and help with fund raising, The garden is open to the public year round and can be found on the east side of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on Route 6A in Brewster. Spring is especially beautiful. Please see our pictures in the Photo Gallery.
In addition to the standing committees, the Nauset Garden Club does several special projects that all the members participate in each year. These projects raise the finances to support the philanthropic activities of the club. The clubs annual plant sales have a wide variety of plants that the members cultivate. It is a not to miss event and the plants sell out quickly. Other projects have included flower shows, exhibitions, garden tours and Christmas at Crosby. Christmas at Crosby will be another not to miss event and the next one will be in November 2013.