Since 1941, we have been tending the gardens of Farmington, CT.
The Farmington Garden Club meets monthly. Typical programs include speakers on diverse topics. Over the last year or so, programs have included topics like Pruning, Where Do Baby Orchids Come From, Beautiful Arrangements from Supermarket Bunches, Ticks - It's More Than Just Lyme Disease, Foolproof Hydrangeas and many others. We also have floral design and greens workshops throughout the year along with a variety of group field trips. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend most meetings, which usually begin with a social period. For more information please see our Events Page.
Many people are unaware that the Farmington Garden Club maintains the many “pocket parks” around town. Perennial and annual plants adorn the intersections of numerous streets, giving both residents and passersby alike the opportunity to enjoy seasonally appropriate gardens yearlong. You may see groups of gardeners at street intersections at intervals throughout the year; caring for plants, planting new ones and undertaking to keep their plots watered.
Generally, the founding principle of garden clubs is to study and promote horticulture. The Farmington Garden Club’s worthy object at its founding was “to study and promote interest in Horticulture”, but during the 75 years since the start it has literally branched out to become an essential factor in the quality of life of Farmington. You might say that FGC has in a sense, become the face of Farmington. Every corner of the town has been the object of its generosity and talent.
From the very first, a sense of civic responsibility permeated the club goals. Early members supported the war effort by hosting canning competitions and selling war bonds and defense stamps, sending seeds to Britain and of course, planting Victory Gardens.
What We've Achieved
- Publication of an open space map and scheduled walks on hiking trails around town.
- Provide a shelf of gardening books for the Farmington Library.
- Advise the Town of Farmington on what trees should be planted along roadsides.
- Award a $1000 scholarship to a Farmington High School senior each year.
- Founding Sponsor of the Route 4 DiPetro Bridge flower baskets and kissing balls Beautification Project since 2010.
- Creation of Christmas and Memorial Day floral baskets for the senior citizens in conjunction with Meals on Wheels.
- Create Christmas wreaths and distribute to many non-profits in town.
- Presentation of Civic awards to businesses who create exemplary landscapes.
- Maintain and improve the Farmington Village Green for the past 60 years.
- Donated over $100,000 to Community Projects in the last 30 years.