The Garden Club of New Milford is sponsoring the "Poppy Project"—a tribute to all those that have served in the armed forces.
Our goal is to display 1000 poppies in front of the All-Veterans Memorial on New Milford Green, Memorial Day 2023 through the following week.
We are asking volunteers to knit or crochet poppies—download a pattern file:
• Knit Poppy - PDF or Word
• Crochet Poppy - PDF or Word
The collection spots will be the mayor's office, Library, Senior Center, and John Pettibone Community Center (Parks & Rec office).
Please spread the word. If you know someone who knits or crochets, please let them know about the project.
The last day for collection will be March 1, 2023.
If you need any assistance or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text Kathi Barringer at 203-770-9542.
On October 11, 2022, Richard Rosiello, from Meadowbrook Gardens, will present a talk on the "Best Shrubs for the Landscape."
Garden Club members will decorate the Town Green and surrounding areas for fall.
On June 25, 2022 several Garden Club members took a field trip to Brush Hill Gardens in Washington, CT as part of Garden Conservancy Open House. At the General Membership Meeting on July 12 member Sally Milligan will present a workshop on "Flower Arranging—A Bouquet from the Grocery Store."
On July 13 members will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church at 1:00. Our featured speakers will be Peter and Barbara Rzasa, who will talk to us about "Beetles, Beech, Bogs and Belly Buttons." These topics relate to interesting, unique plants and current environmental concerns.
On June 5 our annual Plant Sale and Fundraiser was held on the town green. It was well attended by members of the community who were able to purchase annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, house plants and items from the tag sale. An indoor "picnic", hosted by member Jan Parsons, was held at Trinity Lutheran Church on June 8.
Planting & Preparing
On May 11 a "Plant Sale Readiness" meeting was held at the home of Jeff and Sandy Gammons. Throughout the month Garden Club members planted flowers beside monuments and in containers on New Milford's town green and at town hall. A Garden Club Scholarship was awarded to Carissa Titus, who attended Nonnewaug High School and plans to pursue higher education in environmental conservation.
The Living Yard
Members met at Pettibone Community Center on April 13 to listen to member Elizabeth O'Connor speak on "The Living Yard." She stressed the importance of planting native plants, which have a better chance of survival in the environment. Native plants are less invasive and are friendly pollinators for birds and butterflies.
In 2018, 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.
Garden Club members plant flowers in town gardens, in sidewalk tubs, in front of monuments, and at town hall.
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!
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!
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
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.
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:
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