The Stonington Garden Club wishes to thank all those who supported our Gardens by the Sea walking tour held June 10 & 11 — our 8 garden hosts, over 2,500 attendees, over 200 volunteers, 11 “Plein air” artists, 30 vendors in our marketplace, Mystic Paper Beasts artists and poets, Tour Guidebook advertisers, and many more who donated funds and in-kind items. Oh, and the weather gods blessed us with perfect weather! Gardens by the Sea is our triennial fundraiser, supporting the club’s community gardens, programs, grants, and scholarships, and you all have contributed to our success. Again, many thanks!
The Stonington Garden Club is a nonprofit, member-driven organization based in Stonington, Connecticut. Our mission is to educate and encourage interest in the environment, conservation, community projects and to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening.
Club members are a diverse mix of active and dynamic women and men – we are artists, master and novice gardeners, conservationists, photographers, community volunteers, business owners, teachers, and retirees. We all share an interest in educating ourselves about the environment, our gardens, and helping each other.
The Stonington Garden Club endeavors to bring beauty to our community, while enriching it with educational projects. Take a drive through town and chances are you will see a dedicated member at work in one of the many gardens the club created and maintains, such as the COMO Children’s Learning Garden, which includes ten thriving vegetable beds and a butterfly garden. The club also created the Stonington Lighthouse garden (thanks to Marguerite Moore), the Wayland’s Wharf Rain garden, and the Post Office garden. For more information on these projects and others, visit our Community Projects page.
For almost 100 years the club has had a lasting impact in our community and a legacy of giving. Please visit our list of organizations that have received funding from the SGC. These include Naturescapes – a 3rd grade school field trip program serving every child in the Stonington Elementary School system, scholarships for high school seniors, and donations to local conservation projects such as Coogan Farm.
Our club holds monthly meetings from September through June with guest speakers, workshops, demonstrations, and bench shows (small flower shows). We are also active explorers of our environs and take field trips to gardens, parks, and museums related to garden design and conservation.
If you are interested in joining us please click here or on the Membership tab in the menu bar to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you.