Who We Are
The purpose of the club shall be to promote interest, education, and involvement in individual and civic gardening activities of all kinds, including horticulture, floriculture, arrangement of flowers, bird life, and conservation activities.
Who We Are
From Mother’s Day until frost the dedicated team of gardeners from the Club meet at the Woodbridge Town Library from 8:00-9:00 a.m. on Thursdays to tend several of the town’s garden beds: the Circle Garden at the Town Library, the gardens flanking the main entrance door, and the Triangle Garden, at the corner of Center Road and Meetinghouse Lane, which was dedicated to charter member Adella Baldwin Stuart on the 30th anniversary of the Club in 1963. The Senior Secret Garden outside the Senior Center was a project of an Eagle Scout candidate. The Thomas Darling House Perennial Herb Garden was designed by Leslie Martino in 2007. The wooden post fence surrounding this herb garden was another Eagle Scout project. In 2011 the Garden Club was asked by the Woodbridge Fire Department to design a Memorial garden to commemorate those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Leslie Martino designed the 9/11 Memorial Garden and the Garden Club of Woodbridge financially supported this very Special Project.
Our Artistic Design committee leads a series of workshops to educate and guide members as to the correct rules in design of fresh arrangements. Workshops are designed for all levels of interest. Some serve as a refresher course while others are new to the design field. While classes fill up quickly, there is always room for observers . The new schedule will be posted soon.
Horticulture Therapy benefits people, specifically in areas such as motor skills, communication, memory and mental health. Volunteers from the Club meet at Coachman Square on Bradley Road on the third Monday of the month from September to June. For more information, call Marie Dube at 203-389-6136 or Linda Cedarbaum at 203-389-3323.
Here is a list of links that we have compiled to assist you with your gardeninig endeavors.
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station – a great resource in New Haven for soil testing, plant pathology, and insect identification
Connecticut Cooperative Extension System
UCONN Plant Database – Search engine for finding the perfect plant for a specific location
Societies and Organizations
American Horticultural Society
Connecticut Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association
Connecticut Hardy Plant Society
Connecticut Horticultural Society
Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group
Connecticut Master Gardeners Association
Connecticut Unit of The Herb Society of America
Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
Botanical Gardens to Visit
Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center – Ansonia, CT
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens – Brooklyn, NY
Chanticleer Gardens – Wayne, PA
Chelsea Botanical Gardens – Norwich, CT
New York Botanical Gardens – Bronx, NY
Local Nurseries and Garden Centers
Broken Arrow Nursery – Hamden, CT
Natureworks - Northford, Ct
Van Wilgen’s Garden Center – Milford and North Branford, CT
White Flower Farm – Litchfield, CT
Birds and Conservation
Connecticut Butterfly Association
Connecticut Forest and Parks Association
The Woodbridge Park Association