We regret to announce that our triennial tour Gardens by the Sea is being postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic. We plan to hold the tour again June 10-11, 2022.
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 members – we are artists, master and novice gardeners, conservationists, community volunteers, business owners, teachers and retirees. We all share an interest in educating ourselves about our gardens and helping each other.
The 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 has built such as the Children’s Garden at the COMO, which includes ten thriving vegetable beds and a butterfly garden. The club also built the Captain Palmer Lighthouse garden thanks to Marguerite Moore, the Wayland’s Wharf Rain garden and the Post Office garden.
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 in the past year. 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 to 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.