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.
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
........interpreted with floral and
plant materials for the MFA Art in
Bloom 2019 by Cynthia Lewis