Design principles play an important part in the Southbury Garden Club’s goals. Three members provide design arrangements for each monthly meeting. A certain theme or design, such as mass, line, underwater, driftwood, stretch and see-through designs have all been featured recently.
 
The club tries to regularly schedule workshops for all levels of designers in the club.. Each workshop features a different design style, ranging from basic mass and line designs to more advanced underwater, see through, and driftwood arrangements. Attendants also learn the mechanics used to create successful projects.

All members are encouraged to participate in local, regional and even national flower shows.