The history of the Cambridge Plant & Garden Club goes back to January 1889, when a group of 20 women formed a club to share their knowledge of plants and gardens. As the club’s membership grew, interests expanded from their own gardens to conservation and civic projects. Over the decades, club members have been involved in planting and conservation projects throughout Cambridge. Today project work is central to the club, but as in the late 1800s, the club’s foundation is a shared love of plants and gardens.
CP&GC’s mission is “to increase knowledge of and to stimulate interest in all elements of horticulture, botany, and design, and to support conservation and community improvement in the urban setting of Cambridge.”
Cambridge Community Gardens Today
Cambridge Community Gardens Today is a publication of the Cambridge Plant & Garden Club. Its purpose is to document and celebrate the extraordinary variety and character of Cambridge’s 14 Community Gardens, to salute the knowledge and dedication of their Cambridge resident gardeners, and to highlight the importance of these gardens as valuable resources within the City of Cambridge.