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. hino

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 celebrated the club's 60th anniversary; six decades of involvement in the Tribury area. The club celebrated this milestone with a new Pollinator Garden at Settlers Park, designed to provide habitat for endangered birds, bees and butterflies which play such a vital role in the human food chain..

Although restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 led to the cancelation of free monthly programs at the library, the club looks forward to an exciting year of programs beginning again on March 5, 2021

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 authentic 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 five hundred dollar annual Harriet Koons Memorial Scholarship to a local 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.
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