ARLINGTON — The Arlington Garden Club has been working in the community since 1941. With around 40 local members, the club members are tasked each week with keeping area garden spots around Arlington watered and beautiful.
The gardens at the Arlington Community House and Town Hall, the Post Office, the Fisher School Pollinator Garden, and the gardens throughout East Arlington are all planted and maintained by the club. Additionally, the club plants, waters, and cares for the large gardens and boxed gardens all around the Arlington Rec Park. They also plant the "Welcome to Arlington" signs at each entrance to town on routes 7A and 313, and touched up the paint this year.
Gardening is not all the club does, though. They also provide lectures and education for the community. Due to the pandemic, many of these lectures have had to be postponed, and their summer Garden Tour has been rescheduled to next July.
The club raises money for the local food bank, they make gifts for local shut-ins, and they have orchestrated Arlington's holiday tree lighting and sidewalk luminaries for many years. The members are adapting in how they serve their community, but they are still very active in Arlington. In fact, three new members have joined in the last two months.
"We are socially distancing, but still keeping our town looking good!" a club spokesman said.