A brief history: The Garden Club of Barrington

On October 12, 1925, a group of women gathered at the home of Mrs. James E. MacMurray to discuss the preliminaries of forming a garden club. “Our skyline was truly a limited one, our vistas short, and our roots but recently transplanted from city ground to the clay soil of our countryside. Our knowledge of gardening was meagre, but our courage, though perhaps born of ignorance, was of an indomitable kind, and soon we found Experience a wise and resourceful teacher.” So it began, a handful of ladies bursting with enthusiasm for having successful, lovely gardens in their hills of Barrington.

Keepers of the Land

This conservation-minded book is published by The Garden Club of Barrington as a public service for new and current residents of the Barrington area.