Events & Activities

CHENEY HOMESTEAD HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Date TBD
The club creates arrangements and other decorations to dress the Cheney Homestead for its annual Holiday Open House. The museum stores at the History Center and Old Manchester Museum will be open, with books on local history, copies of vintage maps, t-shirts with historic scenes of Manchester, mugs, notecards, and limited-edition ceramic tree ornaments. The open houses are free.
 

CONNECTICUT FLOWER SHOW: BREATH OF SPRING
AT THE CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER

February 21-24, 2019

Visit the  Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show. Attend over 80 hours of seminars and demonstrations. Each February, a committee from the club and individual members participate in a variety of ways. The committee competes in the club competition, which is often a vignette, while members may choose to enter horticulture specimens, floral designs, photography, or other classes.
 

38th ANNUAL FINE ART AND FLOWERS WADSWORTH ATHENEUM
April TBD, 2019
Each year, club members design and donate an arrangement interpreting one of the pieces of art in the museum. An annual three day event with floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by works of art in the collection created by community florists, garden clubs, and designers.
 

MANCHESTER GARDEN CLUB SPRING PLANT SALE
May 18, 2019, (8:30 am sharp, rain or shine )
Community Baptist Church Parking Lot
585 East Center Street, Manchester (by the Green)

Each spring, club members dig and pot more than 1,000 plants and shrubs to sell at this annual sale. The Plant Sale is staffed by club members, so buyers have access to the gardener who donated the plants and can hear first hand the success tips that have worked for them. The Plant Sale starts promptly at 8:30 am, rain or shine. Nearly a thousand plants are gone by around 10:30 am!