The Houghs Neck Garden Club (HNGC) was formed in 2005 making it a relatively young club as garden clubs go.  In 1999, as part of the Boston Harbor Clean Up the sewage treatment plant on Nut Island was replaced with a headworks facility.   Neighbors in the area were instrumental in transforming the site into a picturesque passive recreation park that is now home to wildflowers, grasses and walking trails with spectacular views of Boston Harbor.  In celebration, a group of those neighbors that worked so hard on the Nut Island Restoration held a Wildflower Festival there.  The HNGC grew out of this community service.


A main emphasis of the HNGC continues to be community beautification.  This can be seen throughout Houghs Neck in projects such as planting flowers and bulbs in many spots around the community, in the designing, planting and maintaining of flower beds and gardens at the Houghs Neck Welcome Rock, Leo Kelly Park, the war memorials at Brill Field and outside the Atherton Hough School, and the transformation of the traffic island at Wall Street.   


The HNGC also strives to serve the community in other ways and was proud to initiate a Scholarship to be awarded to high school seniors from Houghs Neck accepted for higher education study in the fields of horticulture or environmental studies.


Our Philosopy

The Houghs Neck Garden Club promotes the

advancement of gardening, concern for our

environment, the encouragement of individual

creativity, civic involvement through

beautification and education, and cultivating

the seeds of friendship in the community.


The Houghs Neck Garden Club of Quincy

Houghs Neck Garden Club is a member of the

Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts

(GCFM) and a not-for-profit 501C.



Dante and Virgil by

Jean-Baptiste Corot........

........interpreted with floral and

plant materials for the MFA Art in

Bloom 2019 by Cynthia Lewis