Gifts & Scholarships


The SGC has made charitable contributions to the following organizations:

  • Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc.
  • American Horticulture Society
  • Borough of Stonington’s Wayland’s Wharf Rain Garden and U. S. Post Office Gardens
  • Connecticut College Arboretum
  • Clean Up Sound & Harbor (CUSH)
  • Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center – Naturescapes Program
  • Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center – Coogan Farm Giving Garden
  • Eastern Connecticut Conservation District
  • Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
  • Garden Club of America
  • Garden Conservancy
  • La Grua Center – Children’s Greens Workshop
  • New England Wildflower Society
  • Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center – supporting Community Garden, Holiday Toy Drive
  • Salt Marsh Opera
  • Stonington Cemetery Inc. – Bulb planting and beautification
  • Stonington Free Library – Garden Book donations, holiday and weekly floral arrangements in the summer
  • Stonington Historical Society – supporting public open space at Stonington Lighthouse Museum and Captain Nathaniel Palmer House Museum
  • Stonington Land Trust
  • Stonington Village Improvement Association – supporting the planting of a Norway Spruce in Wadawanuck Square
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Stonington Community Center (COMO) – Children’s Learning Garden, Village Fair
  • Town of Stonington – Stonington Beautification Committee
  • Town of Stonington High School teaching garden
  • Town of Stonington High School Environmental Science Scholarship & Stewardship Award
  • Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association
  • Local area senior long and short-term residences – the SGC creates and donates over 200 holiday bedside table centerpieces. 

For information on applying for a SGC grant, please contact

Scholarship Awards

The Stonington Garden Club proudly supports the Stonington High School Environmental Sciences and offers monetary awards annually to seniors graduating in good standing from the school.

Environmental Studies Award

A $1,000 monetary award is offered to a SHS senior who is pursuing a college degree related to environmental awareness.  GPA and successful completion of a SHS Environmental Science course considered.

Environmental Awareness Award

A $1,000 monetary award is offered to a SHS senior who is pursuing a college degree related to environmental awareness.  GPA optional, course not required.

Stonington High School applicants should contact Mrs. Lamb in the career center for an application or download an application here.

Any questions can be directed to the Environmental Sciences teacher.

Applicant Requirements:

  1. Student is enrolled or has been enrolled in the Environmental Science class. If not, please explain why they chose not to.
  2. Student played or is playing an active role in at least one gardening/horticulture/landscaping/conservation project at Stonington High School.
  3. Student is interested in developing/furthering their knowledge in these sciences.
  4. Student demonstrates enthusiasm and spirit for environmental awareness and stewardship.
  5. Student has the approval of his or her teacher and will graduate in good standing at the end of the current academic year.
  6. Student shall participate in a short one on one discussion with Environmental Science teacher.

For information on our 2022 SHS Scholarship awardees, click here.

For information on our 2021 SHS Scholarship awardees, click here.

For information on our 2020 SHS Scholarship awardees, click here.

Stonington Garden Club
P.O. Box 385
Stonington, CT, 06378
The Stonington Garden Club's objective is to educate and encourage interest in the environment, conservation, community projects and to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening.