October 2019 Newsletter


This is the year for our Yuletide House Tour!
Tickets for Yuletide are limited so we encourage you to purchase your tickets early. Tickets will be available in local stores as listed on the flyer and online through Paypal beginning November 1, 2019

Yuletide will open the doors for you to five fabulous houses on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Each will be decorated in its unique style, appropriate to the property, to its views of ocean, river or landscaping.   Cohasset is a treasure trove of lovely old homes and churches,  and the Town Common is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
We would like to announce two major changes to our Yuletide tour:
  • We have changed the location of our holiday Marketplace to the new Cohasset Senior Center, Willcutt Commons 91 Sohier St. Our club contributed $20,000 to the design and installation of the gardens at Willcutt Commons, collaborating with many other local organizations. We are proud to share this venue with our valued patrons.
  • Willcutt Commons will be the site of your ticket pick up, light morning refreshments and the Marketplace which will be filled with innovative, handmade items for yourself or for holiday gifts.
  • This year we are delighted to announce that the newly reopened Atlantica and The Red Lion Inn are offering a delicious fixed price Yuletide buffet lunch including soup, salad, bread, a main course, dessert, tea and coffee for $25. 

(Download Tour Poster )

Cohasset Garden Club Holiday House Tour

The Community Garden Club of Cohasset was affiliated in March of 1960 and is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts (South Shore District) and the National Garden Club (New England Region).  Learn more about resources of our parent organizations…

Come visit one of our monthly meetings in Cohasset at which a presenter will discuss fine points of horticulture or show slides of exotic gardens from around the world – actually arrange flowers using new and exciting techniques!

Every fourth Tuesday of the month, September through November and February through April, we meet at the Second Congregational Church for coffee at 9 a.m. and for speaker presentation after a short business meeting at 9:30. In January we meet at the Lightkeeper’s Cottage on Cohasset Harbor; in May we have an annual meeting.  We offer horticulture meetings on the second Tuesday of the month and design workshops on the third Tuesday, usually at the Lightkeeper’s Cottage, 9:30.

 You are assured of a warm welcome.

Memorial Books

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POW-MIA Median in downtown Cohasset

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“Reading the Forested Landscape”

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The Elder Center Garden

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Did you know that  BOTH The National Gardener and The Mayflower can now be downloaded and read online? Click here for Resources.

 Many of our members have attended our affiliates’ very worthwhile Garden Schools – read Cohasset member Jan Todd’s account of her experiences:

“During 2014 I had the fine fortune of attending all four Schools offered by The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, accredited by National Garden Clubs, Inc.   I noticed the large number of people who had traveled from other states to take these courses. The schools are interesting, stimulating, fun and on our doorstep…or at least not states away from us. Here are some snapshots of moments from those courses….
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