garden club of new milford
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Garden Club of New Milford

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 2024

Beekeeping

Mark Mankin will present a program on Beekeeping on Monday, July 8, 2024 at 7 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road, New Milford, CT.

July 2024

August 2024

Explore The Watershed

"Let's Get Clean, Cold and Connected" will be presented by Michael Jastremski of Housatonic Valley Association on Monday, Aug. 12 at 7 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Milford.

August 2024

 

PAST EVENTS

June 2024

Member Luncheon

The Member Summer Luncheon and Officer Installation will take place on June 11, 2024 at 12 noon at Greca Mediterranean Kitchen in New Milford.

June 2024

June 2024

Plant Sale

The Annual Plant Sale will take place on June 1, 2024 on the village green from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 

June 2024

May 2024

Demonstration

On May 14 at 1:30 p.m., Richard Rosiello will present "Designing and Planting Containers" at Meadowbrook Gardens, 228 Danbury Road, New Milford

May 2024

April 2024

Invasives

Adam Wheeler will present
"Invasive Exotic Trees and Shrubs and
Well-behaved Alternatives"

April 2024

March 2024

Soil Preparation and Care

Bob Gambino will speak on
various aspects of soil care.

March 2024

February 2024

Birds at the Feeders

"Who are they and how to attract them?" will be presented by Elizabeth O'Conner followed by a gardening bird-friendly activity.

February 2024

December 2023

Holiday Happenings

On December 12, Garden Club members
will meet at Italia Mia Restaurant for their
annual holiday luncheon.

December 2023

November 2023

Holiday Centerpiece

Members of the Garden Club will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church on November 14th. We will be making holiday favors for residents of area nursing homes.

November 2023

October 2023

Wild Grapevine

On October 10th at Trinity Lutheran Church one of our Garden Club member will demonstrate how to make and decorate grapevine wreaths.

October 2023

September 2023

Celebration

On September 12th Garden Club members met at Trinity Lutheran Church. They enjoyed an extended social time and light luncheon followed by the business meeting. Members discussed a wrap-up of the 100th anniversary celebration and made plans for the fall and next spring.

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August 2023

Flower Power

The FLOWER POWER gala took place on Aug. 5 celebrating 100 years of gardening in New Milford. Festivities included a flower show, speakers and exhibitors, painting and crafts. At 5 p.m. there was cake, pizza, and entertainment for the public on the Green.

August 2023

July 11, 2023

100th Year Preparation

On July 11 Garden Club members met at the home of member Sandy W to view her extensive varied plantings. Members constructed tissue paper flowers to be displayed at our August 5th celebration.

July 2023

On-Going Projects

Arrangements
arrangements

Each month a Garden Club member makes an arrangement which is displayed at the New Milford Public Library.

Teaching
Teaching

Planting bulbs with students from Holy Infant Pre-School. 

Garden Therapy
Garden Therapy

Making arrangements with seniors. 

Plantings

plantings
plantings
plantings

Garden Club members plant flowers in town gardens, in sidewalk tubs, in front of monuments, and at town hall.

Mission Statement:

To stimulate interest in gardens & gardening, encourage conservation of natural resources, promote civic improvement, and study & enjoy the artistic use of plants. Some of our affiliations include the National Garden Clubs Inc., New England Region of National Garden Clubs Inc., and the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut Inc. Join us!

  View Our Projects

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Projects & Programs

We tend gardens at:

monuments

All-Wars and WWI monuments

planters

Main & Church St Planters

mayor's garden

Mayor’s Garden at Town Hall

town hall garden

Town Hall Church St. Garden

historical garden
New Milford Historical Society Wildlife Garden

Is it possible to reimagine an established 50-year-old garden? The conversation began as a new project to create a pollinator garden that very quickly became a Wildlife Garden project incorporating aspects of more than just pollinators.

The goal is to create a year-round habitat for urban wildlife and a year-round outdoor classroom for urban visitors. Why are native plants, shrubs, trees, and grasses important to all creatures? Why is the use of pesticides and herbicides detrimental to all creatures? Why should we be thinking differently about what we plant? There are usually much better native alternatives than the annuals and non-natives and so called "nativars" that the big-box stores sell. How can having all the creatures in harmony make an urban setting a better place for all?

The Wildlife Garden is in its first season. All the new plantings are native, and we are beginning to be able to layer the plantings to reduce maintenance. There are some non-native plantings including spring bulbs that are fine for now. Why remove established plants unless they are deemed invasive?

The Wildlife Garden is large enough that it has areas with everything from full sun to mostly shade, with fairly dry soil conditions depending on the season. These challenges keep it a lively and ongoing conversation for the club.

We have been in discussion with Bartlett Tree Experts about native shrubs for interest and refuge and forage for birds and others. Educational signage is one of the next big tasks. Such signage is expensive and there is no room for error. This should be a good winter activity. The "Reimagining" is well under way!

That's just what the Garden Club of New Milford is doing with a garden on the grounds of the New Milford Historical Society.

Service projects have included:

senior citizens

Garden Therapy for Seniors

flower and garden show

CT Flower & Garden Show

Christmas

Christmas decorations on the green and local rehab centers

welcome

Route 7 Welcome Sign

rvna garden

RVNA Garden

About Us

Since 1923, the Garden Club of New Milford has been an active, non-profit organization serving our town. From planting trees, landscaping public places, designing gardens, educating, exhibiting, and funding projects, the club has been influential in caring for the community in which we live.

Club meetings address a variety of topics related to gardening, conservation, and public service while providing fun and social interaction with friendly people from our town.

Anyone can attend a meeting to determine if they are interested in joining.

Join Us!

Meetings are every second Tuesday of the month from 1–3PM, location announced the prior month. Membership responsibilities include:
• Attend meetings regularly
• Take an active part in activities
• Support fundraising projects
• Host twice a year
• Pay annual dues

 

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Affiliations

Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut

National Garden Clubs National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Membership Application

Interested in joining? Fill out the form below to apply:
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