President's Welcome Message for 2016 - 2017

President's Welcome Message for 2016 - 2017
Garden Mart Chairman Gary K. - A little rain did not dampen the event
Welcome to the Windsor Garden Club, one of Connecticut's oldest garden clubs, having been established in 1937. Our mission is to promote an interest in gardening, wild plant life, trees, civic beautification and environmental issues and to work toward those ends.

You will find our group very diverse and multi-generational. Our monthly meetings are held at the L.P. Wilson Center cafeteria (599 Matianuck Avenue), on the second Monday of the month unless otherwise noted. We have speakers and special programs in the months of September, October, November, March and April. In the months of June, July and August one of our members hosts the meeting in their yard.

We welcome you to attend one of our meetings and consider being on one of our civic endeavors committees. Our committees include: scholarship – awarding one to a Windsor High School student, Windsor Beautification Projects, Strong House Herb Garden, Invasive Vines and Plants, Garden Mart and 2017 Garden Tour. The Garden Mart and Garden Tour are the two main fundraising events.

Some of our beautification projects have been the Broad Street Post Office, CRIS Radio, and Praise, Power and Prayer Christian School.

In December we decorate holiday wreaths to distribute to town offices, facilities and nursing homes. In February we have our soup talk meeting, gathering for homemade soups, breads and garden talk, which includes new ideas, some new tools and socializing. Look on our website for upcoming anniversary events in our town.

We also have some field trips, including one to the Florence Griswold Museum in Lyme this September. We heartily welcome you to join us, whether you are a novice or a seasoned gardener.

"In his garden every man may be his own artist without apology or explanation. Here is one spot where each can experience the romance of possibility." (Louise Beebe Wilder)

Diane Bernier