Long Hill Garden Club
Founded and Federated 1941
The purpose of the Long Hill Garden Club is to encourage interest in all phases of gardening, the promotion of floral design, better horticultural practices, conservation of natural resources and interest in civic beauty. We have over 90 members from area towns of Trumbull, Shelton, Monroe, Stratford, and Fairfield.
News and Events
September 23, 2019: Summer and Autumn Wild Flowers of Connecticut. Presented by Peter and Barbara Rzasa. $10 Guest Fee.
October 28, 2019: 380 Years of Tobacco Production in Connecticut. Presented by Dr. James LaMondia, Ph.D
November 25, 2019: Day Lilies 101. Presented by Richard Howard. $10 Guest Fee. At this meeting there will be a collection of items which will be sent to our Service men and women for the holidays.
December 9, 2019: Holiday Luncheon
January 27, 2020: Gardening for Birds, Bees and Butterflies. Presented by Renee Marsh. $10 Guest Fee.
February 24, 2020: "It's a Great, Big Bug World." Presented by Nicole Christensen.
March 23, 2020: The Magic of Reblooming Hydrangeas. Presented by Lorraine Ballato. $10 Guest Fee
April 27, 2020: Cute, Classic, Creative - A Design for Every Lifestyle. Presented by Cathy Ritch. $10 Guest Fee.
Holiday Showcase at Osborne House Homestead Museum, Derby CT:
2019 Theme "Nature's Friends"
Thursday - Sunday, November 30-December 21, 10am -4pm. Twilight Tours Friday, December 6,13 and 20 4pm - 7pm. This year the LHGC team was assigned the task of decorating the front porch, milk room and office using a uniquely, original element - a lizard. Come and see what the creative members from LHGC have come up with this year!
Making A Difference
The Long Hill Garden Club is comprised of numerous members with unique skills and experiences who seek to work together to educate, conserve and share to improve our homes and community. Here are a few of the ways club members share their gifts with others.
The Garden Therapy ELITE program works to educate students with intellectual or learning disabilities about gardening. The Garden Therapy program at Stern Village is geared to senior citizens and offers various floral and horticulture related activities.
Conservation and Environment
The Conservation Committee seeks out projects to promote organic, native planting practices in our community as well as encouraging recycling and ecologically based programs. Club members recently planted two certified Monarch Waystations in Trumbull.
Random Acts of Kindness
Offering "A small bouquet to brighten your day," this altruistic project has one goal - to spread happiness and cheer! Club members create small floral bouquets and give them to unsuspecting individuals in Trumbull and surrounding communities.