Established in 1926, the Stonington Garden Club is a dynamic all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate and encourage interest in the environment and conservation, support community projects, and stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening. Affiliated with the Garden the Garden Club of America, Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc., National Garden Clubs, Inc., and New England Garden Clubs, Inc., the club has partnered with community leaders for nearly a century to positively impact the town and residents with lasting contributions through education, beautification, and environmental programs.
a legacy of giving
Following are examples of the club’s wide variety of projects supporting and engaging our community. The Lighthouse Museum Garden The Stonington Borough Post Office Garden Quiambaug Fire Station pocket garden Holiday Greens arrangements are created by our members for local care facilities bringing seasonal cheer to those confined to rehabilitation and nursing homes. Seasonal Wreaths crafted by members and donated by the club decorate the Stonington Free Library, the COMO, the Lighthouse Museum, the Captain Palmer House Museum, and the Borough Post Office. Club members also decorate wreaths for the Stonington Historical Society's Deck the Walls fundraiser. The Floral Booth at the annual COMO Village Fair sells bouquets and plants to raise funds for the COMO.
gardening & learning
The garden club strives 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 four public gardens the club maintains. COMO CHILDREN'S LEARNING GARDEN LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM GARDEN WAYLAND'S WHARF RAIN GARDEN BOROUGH POST OFFICE GARDEN Grants are given to organizations dedicated to conservation and environment.
Our club meets monthly from September through June, offering guest speakers, workshops, and demonstrations. Six core committees offer in-depth educational opportunities to members: Conservation, Floral Design, Garden History & Design, Horticulture, Photography, and Visiting Gardens. We actively explore our environs and take field trips to gardens, parks, and museums related to historic garden design and conservation.
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