Service to the Community for Over 80 Years
Our members enjoy the broadest range of gardening including perennials, annuals, roses, shade and sun, rock gardens and water gardens, carnivorous and tropicals, even indoor gardens. And sometimes, no gardens but a great passion for beauty and friendship.
We support the community through a variety of projects and activities. Our efforts are funded by our fundraisers, the Spring Plant Sale and the sale of our note cards which feature member's gardens.
We design, plant and maintain five town gardens that beautify our community. Three are clustered at the corner of Main and Center Street: the Margaret Trotter Memorial Garden; the Vietnam Memorial Park Garden, designed to honor our veterans; and the Gateway Garden, "planted pink" in support of breast cancer awareness. In addition we care for the Ellen Buckley Memorial Garden on the Green and assist with the Children's Butterfly Garden in Northwest Park.
Each year, our members support the annual decoration of the Historical Society's Cheney Homestead for its Holiday Open House and create an interpretive arrangement for the Wadsworth Atheneum's Fine Arts and Flowers.
Our annual scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors, college students, or adults enrolled in a horticultural or conservation program. (Application)
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