Founded in 1921, the Wilton Garden Club is a civic-minded organization dedicated to education, conservation, preservation and beautification. It is a charter member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. and the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc.
The Club boasts an active membership of roughly 90 individuals comprised of a highly diverse mixture of women and men of all ages. The common thread among them is a love of gardening and a commitment to Wilton. A knowledge of gardening is definitely not a prerequisite for joining the Club! Our members bring a wide array of skills and interests to the table. While the Club does have its fair share of master gardeners and industry professionals (including landscape designers, floral designers, greenhouse growers, farmers, nursery owners, and landscape contractors), a large percentage of new members are novice gardeners who want to learn more about gardening. They quickly discover that the great advantage of membership is the opportunity to learn about gardening from the Club’s more experienced members, who are happy to share their cuttings as well as their tips.
Members also greatly benefit from the Club’s monthly lecture program, which features well-known personalities from the horticultural world who speak on a whole host of topics. The Club’s meetings are wrapped around these lectures, which are generally held on the second Monday of the month from September through May. Following the lecture, the Club holds a short business meeting with lunch served afterwards. Members have an opportunity to get to know one another better at these meetings and through their work together on the Club’s various committees. Some members are interested in conservation and others enjoy helping out with the public gardens that the Club maintains. Some of the more adventurous folks like to try their hand at propagating plants in the Club’s greenhouse, and still others would rather stick with flower arranging. With 25 different committees, members are never at a loss to find something that suits their interests.
To finance its various endeavors, the Club hosts an annual plant sale, held on Wilton’s Town Green on the Friday and Saturday before Mother’s Day. This Mother’s Day Plant Sale is the Club’s primary fundraiser, and all members get involved in planning the event, as well as digging and donating plants from their garden or the garden of another member.
We welcome you to get involved in the Wilton Garden Club. For more information about joining the Club or to attend a meeting, click here.
Providing Community Service, Education, Horticulture,
Conservation and Artistry