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Waltham Garden Club records

Identifier: WPL-025

Scope and Contents

These records give an overview of the Waltham Garden Club’s activities and accomplishments from the 1940s to the present. The collection includes meeting minutes, financial reports, yearbooks, awards, event programs, copies of the monthly newsletter "The Grapevine," publicity scrapbooks, and news clippings. The news clippings contain information about the Waltham Garden Club’s activities and community-based initiatives around the Waltham area.

This collection also includes monthly captures of the Waltham Garden Club's website. This web archive may be accessed here:


  • 1940s - 2023

Biographical / Historical

The Waltham Garden Club (originally named the Waltham Better Gardeners Club) was created in 1941 to promote and educate the citizens of Waltham about the benefits of gardening. The club has held many uniquely themed events, such as annual flower shows, garden parties, and tea parties, as well as participating in many city and state-wide events (Historic Waltham Days Parade, Waltham Public Library Books in Bloom Flower Show, and Massachusetts State Library Capital Blooms) The Waltham Garden Club also has a long history of civic development projects and community-based programming including Victory Gardens and plant sales.


2 Cubic Feet (4 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, and 4 oversized boxes)

Language of Materials


Guide to the Records of the Waltham Garden Club
Under Revision
Margaret Eckstein
May 2023
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Revision Statements

  • August 2023: Finding aid revised by Dana Hamlin

Repository Details

Part of the Waltham Room Archives, Waltham Public Library Repository

735 Main Street
Waltham MA 02451 United States