Gentian Garden Club’s Objectives:
To develop a working knowledge of all phases of gardening;
To preserve and protect the environment;
To encourage civic planting;
To develop the art of flower arranging.
In 1935, twelve women from Scituate, Rhode Island discussed and subsequently organized a garden club.
They found Fringed Gentians growing by a stream near Route 116.
Their excitement over finding such a rare wildflower led to naming the club after the beautiful little Gentians.