Awarded by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts
2017 Civic Development Grant – Memorial Rose Garden
The project created a Memorial Rose Garden that fulfills Mary Gould’s original intent for the area and recognizes not only her family members, but also honors the victims of the 9/11 tragedy and those whose commemorative bricks surround the statue.
2020 Civic Development Grant – Veterans Memorial Lower Garden
The club hopes to build a thriving native plant garden in memory of those who served our country. Their garden proposal is for a low-maintenance plan that includes native shrubs, grasses, and perennials. Purchase of plant materials and all work will be performed by club members. As well as the Grant, the Garden Club of Norfolk has received support from many local partners, including the DPW, Norfolk American Legion Post 335, the Norfolk Historical Commission, and individual donations
Awarded by the Massachusetts Master Gardeners
This grant expanded and added more pollinators plants to the Butterfly Garden at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Norfolk. Visitors can now sit back and enjoy the beauty of nature thanks to the hard work and combined efforts of the Butterfly Committee; GNC members; a number of volunteer groups; and Stony Brook staff members Doug Williams, Jessica Watson, and Matt O’Neill. We hope the Butterfly Garden will provide a quiet haven for people to relax and observe the flowers and their visitors.