Projects

Maintenance of Old Library Park

Throughout the year, members weed, plant and care for Old Library Park, the park in the center of Wickford Village created by the Plum Beach Garden Club.

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Commemorative Bricks in Old Library Park

As a memorial or recognition opportunity for individuals and organizations, the Club sells custom engraved bricks, which are installed in the Old Library Park walkway.  To download order form click here.

North Kingstown Food Pantry

The Club matches monetary donations made by the members every November. In 2015, Club members coordinated the design and installation of new landscaping at the Food Pantry. Spring maintenance with the addition of mulch and plant material will be performed in 2017. Additionally, bulbs will be planted as part of our new "Going for Gold" Project.

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The Blue Star Memorial Islands Project

The Club maintains the three traffic islands located at the intersection of Tower Hill Road and West Main Street in North Kingstown. Considered the 'Gateway to Wickford Village,' they are identified by their landscaping and a National Blue Star Memorial By-Way marker. The project was approved under the RIDOT's Adopt-A-Spot program in April 2009.

Maintenance of Gilbert Stuart Herb Garden

Members weed, plant and care for the historic herb garden recreated by Plum Beach Garden Club at Gilbert Stuart's birthplace.

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Youth Education

In 2016, members worked with students at Hamilton Elementary School, educating them on the Monarch butterfly's plight.

Holiday Decorations

Members participate in the Wickford Village Festival of Lights during the Christmas season by decorating trees in Old Library Park. They also donate, decorate and hang a wreath at the North Kingstown Police and Fire Department.

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Welcome to Wickford Sign

Members coordinated the refurbishing of the Historic Wickford sign located near the Town Hall and maintain the landscaping of the space. In the fall of 2016, members planted 500 daffodils at this site to kickstart our new "Going for the Gold" project.

Anne Wallau Garden at Updike Park

The Club designed, planted and maintains the public garden at the corner of West Main and Brown Street in Wickford.

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Going for Gold

In the fall of 2016, 500 golden yellow daffodils were planted to kickstart our new civic beautification project. A long term project, the club plans to plant hundreds of thousands of daffodils in highly visible locations throughout North Kingstown. The project will be led by PBGC and will involve a variety of civic organization, merchants, students and interested residents. The daffodil committee will be meeting over the next several months to develop a guideline for the purchase, distribution and installation of the bulbs.

Garden Therapy Workshops

Plum Beach Garden Club members visit local nursing homes several times during the year.  We lead workshops to help the residents create arrangements for their rooms.  In 2016, this outreach project received a Grow Hope Community Grant from the South County Women's Club.

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