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.

In 2019 the club is celebrating the club's 60th anniversary; six decades 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 from the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut; maintaining plots at the Southbury Community Garden, and the Heritage Village Community Garden whose crops are then donated 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 clients of Safe Haven; 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. The programs at the Southbury Public Library are free and open to interested area residents.

Club members and invited guests also take outings to special sites, attend flower shows 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 .