Greenwich Garden Club
Centennial Year Projects
As our Centennial year drew to a close, we celebrated the completion of three major civic projects: a backcountry wildflower garden at the Audubon Center, a mid-country restoration of a woodland trail at the Garden Education Center, and a downtown organic community garden for the children at Armstrong Court. In addition, we published Beyond the White Gloves, which chronicles and the celebrates the many contributions of the Greenwich Garden Club and its members who have so often gone “beyond the white gloves” to shape the fabric of our town’s history.
The Wildflower Garden
The Susannah Chase Wildflower Garden project began in the the spring of 2013 with the planting of wildflowers and willow whips. In addition, a club member raised hundreds of plants from seed that have been planted in the meadow to be enjoyed for years to come.
The Community Garden
In 2012 the Garden Club helped establish a teaching garden plot in the Community Gardens at Armstrong Court. Children are brought into the garden to plants seeds, water and week the plot and harvest the vegetables. Each visit by the “Kids’ Gardening Club” incorporates a lesson pertaining to colors or pollinators, while the children learn how vegetables and flowers grow.
The Woodland Trail
The Club’s mid-country project was the restoration of a woodland trail and native species garden at the Garden Education Center. In addition, the Club provided the initial endowment for an internship for a local student who is interested in pursuing Horticulture.
Beyond the White Gloves
For one hundred years, the ideals of the Greenwich Garden Club have inspired its members to work together. Their energy, devotion and creative vision have contributed to the success of a myriad of worthwhile projects and forged lifelong friendships in the process. While the compelling vision of 100 years ago continues to motivate, Beyond the White Gloves celebrates the passion, energy and dedication of our members past and present.