WELCOME TO THE FARMINGTON GARDEN CLUB

The Purpose of the Farmington Garden Club is to promote knowledge of horticulture, floral and landscape design, and to participate in beautification, civic, community and conservation projects in Farmington, CT.

Proudly gardening and beautifying Farmington since 1941, we are an enthusiastic group interested in sharing our love of plants, beautifying our community, educating ourselves and others on horticulture, landscape and flower design, and promoting safe environmental and conservation methods - basically most anything garden related!

 Our members range from beginning gardeners to the very accomplished. We all learn from each other, as well as from our diverse speaker programs, workshops, and civic involvement.

Explore our website and see what we’re all about. We welcome new members, so if you’d like more information on becoming a member fill out the form on the Membership page. If you have a general question or comment about our Club visit our Contact page and someone will get back to you.



Regional Events of Interest to Gardeners

The Federated Garden Clubs of CT will hold their 90th Annual Awards Meeting and Luncheon Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, CT Registration begins at 9 a.m. ~ Meeting commences at 10 a.m. Come early and enjoy Coffee & Tea ~ Browse Vendor Booths ~ Purchase Drawings Tickets “A Literary Lunch with Favorite Connecticut Authors” - View 11 Remarkable Tablescapes and Vote for Your Favorite! To register and pay online click here.


2019 - 2020 Farmington Garden Club Calendar of Events



November 11 6 p.m. Magic of Winter Gardens, etc.
Jana Milbocker

Avid gardener, plant collector, designer and writer, Jana will provide design strategies to make our gardens look beautiful in all seasons.  Jana is the principal of Enchanted Gardens and has trained as a graphic designer.  Her professional experience includes 25 years as an art director and designer.  She holds a B.F.A. from Syracuse University and an M.B.A from Boston College. 

At this meeting the Club will collect donations of non-perishable food, cash or checks to benefit the Farmington Food Pantry. 

At: Farmington Main Library
6 Monteith Dr.
Farmington

Guests please rsvp here

December 3 9:30 a.m. Creating Holiday Baskets for the Elderly
This is an annual Farmington Garden Club Project.

Join the Civic & Community Service Committee in creating the annual holiday greens baskets for our elderly citizens.  The baskets are distributed to Farmington residents by Services to the Elderly via Meals on Wheels. 

At: To be determined

Guests please rsvp here

December 9 Noon The Annual Holiday Auction

The Holiday Auction is our main fundraiser and is a festive and congenial beginning to the holiday season. The Hospitality Committee provides an elaborate buffet of luncheon items along with complimentary beverages. The auction features artisanal crafts and food, carefully selected gifts and a few treasured and unique surprises. A long standing tradition with the Garden Club and its guests.

At: The Barney Library
164 Main St.
Farmington

Guests please rsvp here

January 13 11:30 a.m. Backyard Wildlife
Diane Tucker, Estate Naturalist

Bears, Bobcats, Birds, oh my!—Enjoy some time with your Club members learning about the winter wildlife that inhabits your back yard. Join us at a member’s home and enjoy a cup of warm soup at this mid-winter meeting.

At: To be determined

Guests please rsvp here

February No meeting this month

March 9 11:30 a.m. Garden Revolution—How Our Landscapes Can be a Source of Environmental Change

Thomas Christopher trained as a horticulturist at the New York Botanical Garden and has been designing, planting and maintaining gardens for more than 40 years. A former columnist for House & Garden and Horticulture Magazine, he is the author of a dozen books. The environmental aspects of his craft have always been his special interest. He has served as a contributor and editor for The New American Landscape, a guide to sustainable landscaping that the American Society of Landscape Architects prasised as one of the ten best books of 2011. Thomas Christopher is also part of the popular Garden Rant team blog.

At: Farmington Main Library
6 Monteith Drive
Farmington

Guests please rsvp here

This meeting honors our Founders whose generosity helped fund this program.

April 13 6:00 p.m. The New Heirloom Garden Co-sponsored with the Farmington Library
Ellen Ecker Ogden

Ellen Ecker Ogden is the author of six books including From the Cook’s Garden and The Complete Kitchen Garden which features theme designs for cooks who love to garden. Her kitchen garden and articles have been featured in national publications including Eating Well, Horticulture, The Boston Globe, Country Gardens and Martha Stewart Living. She is dedicated to growing ornamental edibles and has been a guest chef on PBS’s Victory Garden and HGTV’s Garden Smarts where she is known as the “baroness of basil.” She combines her love of good food with a background in fine art to create kitchen garden designs that turn work into play.

Guests please rsvp here

April Annual Guest Night for Members and their Guests

Date, time and location to be determined.

May 11 11:30 Current Garden Trends
Leslie Martino

Leslie will provide new garden trends, creative ideas and novel techniques for your garden landscapes. Leslie is a landscape designer, historian, Master Judge and has a Master’s Degree in Landscape Design from Harvard University.

At: Farmington Main Library
6 Monteith Drive
Farmington

Guests please rsvp here

May 21 9:30 a.m. Memorial Day Baskets for the Elderly
This is an annual Farmington Garden Club Project.

Join the Civic & Community Service Committee to create beautiful Memorial lDay bskeets for our elderly citizens. The baskets feature red, white and blue flowers and are distributed by the Farmington Services to the Elderly via Meals on Wheels.

At: To be determined.

Guests please rsvp here

June 8 President’s Luncheon

Terry is pleased to invite members to our annual luncheon to celebrate our year and to install new officers.

At: To be determined

Happy Gardening This Summer!



































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