For the foreseeable future in person Garden Club meetings will not be held due to the CoronaVirus. However, beautification of New Milford's town Green and maintenance of the Historical Garden will continue.
Each month a Garden Club member makes an arrangement which is displayed at the New Milford Public Library.
Garden Club members plant flowers in town gardens, in sidewalk tubs, in front of monuments, and at town hall.
Planting bulbs with students from Holy Infant Pre-School.
Making arrangements with seniors.
Garden Club members decorated the Bandstand on the Green with a fall theme. Members planted fall flowers at the New Milford sign near the intersection of Bridge Street and Route 7.
In early fall a successful plant sale was held and container plantings on the Green continued to flourish. An outdoor Garden Club meeting took place at a member’s home and new officers were installed.
Beginning in the Spring of 2020, Garden Club meetings and the May Plant Sale were cancelled due to the CoronaVirus. However, beautification of New Milford’s town Green and maintenance of the Historical Garden, located behind the Historical Society, continued. Members planted, watered and weeded these areas the entire summer.
April 14, 2020
On Tuesday, April 14, the Garden Club will meet at Trinity Lutheran for refreshments and business meeting at 1:00. Members will then enjoy a presention from member Jeanette Burgess entitled “Bears and Other Yard Visitors”.
March 10, 2020
On March 10, 2020 the Garden Club will meet at Trinity Lutheran for refreshments and business meeting at 1:00. Members will review revisions of the Constitution/Bylaws then enjoy a program entitled “Pruning Trees and Shrubs” given by a guest speaker from Meadowbrook Nursery.
Feb. 11, 2020
On February 11, 2020 the Garden Club will meet at Trinity Lutheran for refreshments and business meeting at 1:00. Members will enjoy a program entitled “Birds - How to ID and Attract” given by member Elizabeth O’Connor.
Dec. 12, 2019
On December 12, 2019 members will enjoy a Holiday Luncheon at the restaurant, One Twenty-Two, located at 122 Litchfield Road, New Milford. New officers will be installed.
Nov. 12, 2019
On November 12, 2019 the Garden Club will meet at Trinity Lutheran for refreshments at 1:00 and business meeting at 1:30. Members will then make miniature arrangements for nursing homes.
Oct. 8, 2019
On October 8, 2019 the members’ meeting will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Route 7 in New Milford. The meeting will begin at 1:00 with refreshments followed by a presentation by Marie Lipski. She will present a talk entitled “It’s Autumn Again” and will cover topics such as fall plants, butterflies, herb lore and Halloween.
Sept. 28, 2019
Garden Club members will take part in an event sponsored by businesses at Litchfield Crossings on Route 7. We will sell bulbs and spear-head shovels.
Sept. 18, 2019
On September 18 Garden Club members prepared soil and mulch donated and delivered by Agriventures, Agway to the New Milford sign at the corner of Bridge St. and Route 7. Seasonal flowers will be planted there.
On August 29 several members visited Gilberties Nursery of Herbs and Petite Edibles in Easton, CT. They then traveled to Gilberties retail store in Norwalk and enjoyed lunch at a local restaurant.
Aug. 13, 2019
On August 13 Garden Club member Ann Stone gave members ideas on making arrangements in various containers.
Aug. 9 & 10, 2019
On August 9 and 10 members weeded and restored the VNA memorial garden on Route 202, New Milford.
June 19, 2019
On June 19 several members visited Promisek at Three Rivers Farm in Bridgewater, CT. They learned about the history and then visited the rejuvenated gardens originally designed by Beatrix Farrand in 1921.
June 8, 2019
On June 8 members manned a display at the celebration to open the New York state trails of Deer Pond Audubon Center. Member Elizabeth O’Connor presented a program of planting the Three Sisters ( corn, squash and beans). Visitors can enter the center in Sherman, CT.
May & June 2019
In May the Garden Club presented its first scholarship award to Caitlin Cerasale, who attended Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, CT. She will attend the University of New Hampshire and major in Wildlife Conservation. In June we held our annual luncheon at Chuck's Steakhouse in Danbury.
May Plant Sale
May is a busy month with our Plant Sale & Fundraiser held on May 25 on the green. There is something for everyone including annuals, perennials, potted arrangements, house plants, a tag sale, and seed distribution by the Girl Scouts.
--In April our featured speaker was Monique Bosch who presented a program on “The Role of Worm Composting in Regenerative Agriculture”
In March members made their own miniature flower arrangements in mugs. The workshop was led by member Gerry Hipp and flowers used included alstroemeria, miniature carnations and statice.
Flower & Garden Show
Several members served as hostesses for the Connecticut Federated Flower & Garden Show in Hartford on February 21. The theme was “April in Paris.”
In February a viewing of a DVD entitled “Longwood Gardens: History and Garden Tour” was planned.
CELEBRATING OUR 95TH YEAR!
Our Annual Holiday Luncheon was held on December 11 at 1:00 PM at Italia Mia. The event included the installation of new officers.
On November 13 at 1:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, speaker Elizabeth O’Connor presented “Gourds: from Seeds to Marketing”
On October 9 at 1:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, speaker Margery Winters presented “Beyond Birdfeeders: How to attract birds to your yard”
Our 95th Anniversary Celebration!
We celebrated our 95th year with a community-wide event featuring displays, lectures, and activities for all ages on invasives, water conservation, design, and beekeeping.
Our August meeting featured Carlos Caridad speaking on “Tree Health Affecting You”
At our July meeting we held a workshop with instruction and materials to learn “Flower Arranging at Home”
In June we held our annual summer luncheon at Hopkins Inn on Lake Waramaug
Members made their own Hypertufa pots by combining cement, peat moss and vermiculite.
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!
With workshops & events to kickstart each gardening season, it culminates with our annual Plant Sale where you can get beautiful, healthy plants for your garden that 0are perfect for our region.
It’s time to show off! The gardens are growing quickly and our volunteers make sure they stay looking their very best. It’s time to show off the results of our efforts at garden tours & festivals.
With cooler weather and the changing colors of the season, we celebrate the abundance of our gardens and appreciation for our volunteers while we prepare our gardens for the coming winter.
Club members spread holiday cheer with festive arrangements and start planning for next year. The annual CT Flower & Garden Show is a place to share ideas, to inspire & be inspired!
Projects & Programs
We tend gardens at:
All-Wars and WWI monuments
Main & Church St planter boxes
Mayor’s Garden at Town Hall
Town Hall Church St. Garden
New Milford Historical Society Garden
Service projects include:
Garden Therapy for Seniors
Support for Local Fundraisers
CT Flower & Garden Show
Halloween Festival at Harrybrooke Park
Christmas decorations on the town green, at New Milford Hospital, and at local rehab centers
Projects are added throughout the year! Past projects include:
Festival of Trees - Ann’s Place
Flower arranging & garden designs
Horticultural Tips & Tricks
Informative visits to local businesses and organizations
Plus—multimedia presentations to document and inform
Our 97th Year!
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.
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
Interested in joining? Fill out the form below to apply: (submit sends an email)