The Southbury Garden Club, founded in 1959, is an educational, charitable, nonprofit organization. The Club is affiliated with The National Garden Clubs, Inc., The New England Garden Clubs, Inc., and The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.

The goals of the club are to promote interest in horticulture, further the conservation of natural resources, increase knowledge in the artistic use of plant material, and develop and assist in civic programs.

2018 marks the club’s 49th year of involvement in the Tribury area. Ongoing civic projects include: donating a red oak tree to the Town of Southbury;  planting a garden at Grace Meadows Assisted Living facility; holding workshops for both seniors and youth residents; designing and planting authenic gardens at the Bullet Hill School, which garnered a State-level Award.; maintaining two plots at the Southbury Community Garden, and in the Heritage Village Community Garden, and donating the crops weekly to the Southbury Food Bank.

The club also provides decorated holiday wreaths for the Southbury town buildings; fills and presents garden therapy baskets to residents of Safe Haven, and donates holiday presents to the ladies and men in the Safe Haven program; presents annual awards to local businesses for outstanding landscaping; and  designs and maintains public gardens at Ballantine Park and Ewald Park.

The club also awards the one thousand dollar annual Harriet Koons Memorial Scholarship to a Southbury resident who is enrolled in an accredited college or university program, and is majoring in horticulture or a related field which reflects the goals of the club.

Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month from March through December, with an annual luncheon meeting in December. Meetings are open to interested area residents. Reservations for the monthly programs are suggested because seating at the Southbury Public Library is is limited.

Club members and invityed guests also take outings to special sites, and attend floral design workshops throughout the year.
 
For information on the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut click here: http://www.ctgardenclubs.org.

Visit the National Garden Club web site at http://www.gardenclub.org .