Welcome Message for 2015-2016

Welcome Message for 2015-2016
Club Members at the UConn green houses
You’ve come to this website because you’re interested in what the Windsor Garden Club does. Members of the WGC are planters, designers, educators, promoters, visionaries, conservationists, preservationists, environmentalists, nurturers, advocates, leaders and dreamers. We’re also your next door neighbor, church or synagogue friend, high school buddy or tennis or walking partner. We are a very diverse and multi-generational group and always open to new members. Monthly meetings are scheduled from September through May, and are held at the L.P. Wilson Community Center cafeteria (599 Matianuck Avenue), on the second Monday of each month unless otherwise noted. We schedule four speaker’s programs during our calendar as well as “Summer Optional” Meetings. Summer meetings (June, July and August) are held at member’s personal homes. The Club’s membership is about 80 members strong and there is always a place for you.

We are proud of our yearly scholarship which is made available to a Windsor High School student. Our civic endeavors programs include the following examples: Windsor Beautification Projects, maintaining The Strong House Herb Garden, our yearly donations to Northwest Park County Fairs and this year’s donation of a Park Bench, providing holiday decorations to various town offices and facilities as well as donations to convalescent homes. This year we began a new project involving our Invasive Vines and Plants Committee. On our web site, you will find various documents, all of which feature various information regarding invasive plants which threaten the natural horticulture of Connecticut.
We organize an Annual Garden Mart on the Windsor Town Green on the Saturday of Mother’s Day Weekend. We also organize our Windsor Garden Tour (every two years) featuring local gardens. These two activities serve as the Club’s major fundraising events.

Come join us tend gardens, work with youth and seniors, arrange flowers, make friends and have fun!

Sincerely,
Laura Jary
President