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Garden Club of New Milford


2019 Events

Upcoming Events


July 9

Field Trip

On July 9 the Members’ Meeting will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Route 7 in New Milford. The meeting begins at 1:00 with refreshments and a brief business meeting. Members will then travel to Scott’s Landscaping and Nursery on Route 7 to learn about the care of hydrangeas by Colleen Purcell.


Aug. 6, 2019

Guest Speaker

On August 6 the Garden Club will sponsor a program given by the New Milford Library but held at the Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. Monique Bosch will speak on vermicomposting and regenerative agriculture.


Aug. 13, 2019


On August 13 the meeting at Trinity Lutheran will begin at 1:00 with refreshments and a business meeting. Member Ann Stone will present a program on using various containers when making arrangements.


Sept. 10, 2019

Multimedia Presentation

The September 10 General Meeting will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church at 1:00 p.m. with refreshments and business meeting. Michele MacKinnon, Master Gardener, will present a powerpoint program entitled “Weeds, the Wicked and the Wonderful.”

Ongoing Events



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



Garden Club members plant flowers in the tubs on the sidewalks and in front of the monuments and town hall.



Recent Events


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.

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June 8, 2019

Audubon Center

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.

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May & June 2019

Annual Events

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.

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May 2019

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.

worm composting

April 2019

Guest Speaker

--In April our featured speaker was Monique Bosch who presented a program on “The Role of Worm Composting in Regenerative Agriculture”


March 2019


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.

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February 2019

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.”

Longwood Gardens

February 2019

Multimedia Presentation

In February a viewing of a DVD entitled “Longwood Gardens: History and Garden Tour” was planned.


Anniversary Events

December 2018

December 2018

Holiday Luncheon

Our Annual Holiday Luncheon was held on December 11 at 1:00 PM at Italia Mia. The event included the installation of new officers.


November 2018

Guest Speaker

On November 13 at 1:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, speaker Elizabeth O’Connor presented “Gourds: from Seeds to Marketing”


October 2018

Guest Speaker

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!

September 2018


We celebrated our 95th year with a community-wde event featuring displays, lectures, and activities for all ages on invasives, water conservation, design, and beekeeping.


August 2018

Guest Speaker

Our August meeting featured Carlos Caridad speaking on “Tree Health Affecting You”


July 2018


At our July meeting we held a workshop with instruction and materials to learn “Flower Arranging at Home”


June 2018


In June we held our annual summer luncheon at Hopkins Inn on Lake Waramaug

May 2018

May 2018


Members made their own Hypertufa pots by combining cement, peat moss and vermiculite.

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!

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Garden Club of New Milford through the seasons:



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

Mayor’s Garden at Town Hall

town hall garden

Town Hall Church St. Garden

historical garden
New Milford Historical Society Garden

Service projects include:

senior citizens

Garden Therapy for Seniors


Support for Local Fundraisers

flower and garden show

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

Festival of Trees - Ann’s Place

flower arranging

Flower arranging & garden designs

horticultural tips

Horticultural Tips & Tricks


Informative visits to local businesses and organizations

Plus—multimedia presentations to document and inform


Our 96th 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.


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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 once a year
• Pay annual dues

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