Grandmothers’ Garden
90th Anniversary Events


May 7
Seeds of Inspiration in the Garden and at the WTA Annual Plant Sale.
Look for Grandmothers’ Garden Information Table at the Plant Sale on Greylock St to obtain a voucher for a free packet of seeds. Bring the voucher Grandmothers’ Garden on May 7 where our garden volunteers will greet you.

May 18  June 1

5th Annual Car Show in Chauncey Allen Park with WTA Motorsports Club
Enjoy Grandmothers’ Garden while you’re at the car show and look for our Information Table to learn about ways Grandmother’s Garden supports the community. (Rain date June 1)
May 19
The Sex Lives of Wildflowers with The Naturalists’ Club
Join naturalists Tom & Nancy Condon to explore the intricate lives of plants as they attract pollinators and other animals to ensure reproduction. Meet in Grandmothers’ Garden for a guided nature walk through the garden and Chauncey Allen Park.
June  15

Yoga Day in the Garden (Rain date June 22)
Enjoy a relaxing day of Yoga at Grandmothers’ Garden. Please bring your own water and yoga mat, blanket or towel for ground cover and chair for comfort.

9:00-9:45 – Gentle Wake Up with Heidi Taberman

9:45-10:00 – Walking Meditation; Enhance your senses with a guided walk though Chauncey Allen Park and Grandmothers’ Garden with Renee Rix

10:15-11:00 – Yoga Dance: Let your spirit bloom with Renee Rix

11:15-12:15 – Sound Bath: Restful Relaxation with Jolie Therrien

Pre-Registration Requested for Yoga Day

August 18

Wetland Critters – A Program for Kids with The Naturalists’ Club
Bring the kids to explore the wetlands in Chauncey Allen Park.  Nets will be provided to sweep for insects and other critters.  Check them out under a microscope and learn about their survival strategies.  Come prepared with shoes that can get wet and muddy. Meet in Grandmothers’ Garden for a guided nature walk led by Tom & Nancy Condon and Katie Weglarz. Children under the age of 10 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-Registration Requested for Wetland Critters

August 19          5pm Reception    6pm Talk


An Old-Fashioned Garden – The story of Grandmothers’ Garden & Chauncey Allen Park
Written & Presented by Anne Wellington at the Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm St.

Please join us to learn the “truly American story” of how an immigrant family came to Westfield, worked in the woolen mills of Huntington and, through determination and courage, founded a chain of department stores that flourished for decades in Western Massachusetts. The Steiger family’s energy and generosity fired the creativity of community volunteers and donors who, together, transformed the 10-acre parcel of land into a public park and an award-winning colonial revival garden. Ms. Wellington will share the story of her friendship with Grandmothers’ Garden & Chauncey Allen Park and how her research and writing inspired the formation of Friends of Grandmothers’ Garden, the not-for-profit organization that nurtures and safeguards the property today.

Historical presentations are very popular and well attended, with seating limited to 100 people. Pre-Registration is strongly recommended at: with their Event Calendar.  Westfield Athenaeum Events – LibCal – Westfield Athenaeum

Sept. 7

90th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate Grandmothers’ Garden 90th Anniversary as we honor Grandparents and their Grandchildren, all of whom will be welcomed into the beautiful borders of Grandmothers’ Garden for an afternoon of music, art, light refreshments and a Silent Auction.  Each Grandparent will receive a small packet of notecards designed in honor of the 90th Anniversary of the opening of Grandmothers’ Garden to the public in 1934. 

Pre-Registration Requested for Anniversary Celebration

Oct 6
Preparing for Winter Plants & Animals with The Naturalists’ Club
Meet in Grandmothers’ Garden for a guided nature walk through Chauncey Allen Park, led by Tom & Nancy Condon. Learn about seasonal changes on plants & animals and how climate change can impact local environments.


Grandmothers’ Garden on Wake Up Wednesday with Tina Gorman     


All 90th Anniversary Events are
FREE and OPEN to the public

Please honor the volunteers and donors who have maintained and supported Grandmothers’ Garden since it opened in 1934 by making a contribution this year.

Please use the link below to donate by PayPal or Credit Card, or make your check payable to Friends of Grandmothers’ Garden, Inc. and mail it to:

Friends of Grandmothers’ Garden, Inc.
P.O. Box 1432
Westfield, MA 01086