Manchester Garden Club News

Our club is saddened by the death of Peter Brunone, an active member for many years and past co-President. Peter loved people, and was interested in everyone's story. His energy and spirit will be missed.

A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 153 Vernon St. West, Manchester, CT  on May 31, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Manchester Garden Club (53 Lakewood Circle South, Manchester, CT 06040) or to Unitarian Universalist Society East. Full Obituary


The Manchester Garden Club ( MGC) is please to announce we are accepting applications for our annual $1,000 scholarship for the 2024 -2025 school year. Applicants must be CT residents, high school seniors, college students or adults who are pursuing education in the fields of Botany, Hort, Floriculture, Environmental Science, Forestry, Landscape Design or Plant Pathology. Applicants must attend a Connecticut institution. The deadline for applying is May 1, 2024. Click on our link to download the application. Scholarship Application

In addition to donating a flower arrangement monthly to Manchester Memorial Hospital we have donated to the following organizations:

Children's Butterfly Garden
Manchester Land Conservation Trust
Oak Grove Nature Center (Lutz Museum)
Wickham Park
Town of Manchester (Memorial Tree) for Arbor Day
Pollinator Pathway

Members of the Manchester Garden Club are working with the town and other civic organizations to connect Manchester to the Pollinator Pathway. This is a national movement that is dedicated to helping to restore bees and other beneficial insect populations.

The Manchester Garden Club would like to inform our members and neighbors of the need to act in our own yards to protect the future of this planet. We can stop using pesticides and chemicals in our yards.  We can add native plants to our gardens and include them in our garden design. Native plants are suited to the environment, they give your garden diversity, and they are generally low maintenance if planted with the correct light and moisture requirements. Native plants don't make your garden look messy.

The Manchester Garden Club plans to include native plants in the four civic gardens we maintain in town. The club has planted and maintains a Pollinator garden in Center Park at the Bigelow Street entrance.

The Club will be selling pollinator-friendly native plants at this year's plant sale at the Pentecost Worship Center, 585 East Center Street. The sale starts at 8:30 am, rain or shine. Information about how your garden can become part of the Pollinator Pathway will be available.
View local Pollinator Pathway Website

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