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.
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, April 30
Annual Plant Sale
on Quality St.
With a purchase of $30 or more, receive a chance to win to win a 60-gallon Rain Barrel
Enter a drawing for a handmade quilt
Check out the Garden Shed Tag Sale for great deals on gently used gardening items.
Congratulations to LHGC Garden Therapy
Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut presented Long Hill Garden Club's Garden Therapy program an Award of Excellence for their expansion of the club's "Random Acts of Kindness Project" at the October 27, 2021 virtual ceremony. Throughout the year, Garden Therapy volunteers delivered a total of 216 small nosegays to seniors at Stern Village that included a note "A small bouquet to brighten your day! Compliments of the Long Hill Garden Club."
Check out the new Meeting Schedule for 2021-2022
New meeting location
As of September 2021, LHGC general meetings will be held in the McClinch Center in the auditorium of St. Catherine of Siena Church, located at 220 Shelton Rd, Trumbull until the Community Room at the Trumbull Library reopens to the public. The auditorium is located behind the church.
Plenty of parking is available.
Out of respect for others, please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated. If you are vaccinated, the choice is yours.
Members are asked to bring their own lunch and beverages to meetings due to COVID considerations.
Volunteers needed for the Hall Neighborhood Project
Long Hill Garden Club has partnered with the Trumbull Rotary Club to establish a raised vegetable garden at Hall Neighborhood House in Bridgeport. Hall is a diverse, vibrant and safe community center that provides programs and services for all ages in their neighborhood. Six 4' x 8' raised bed gardens have been built and planted. LHGC members helped with construction and design and installed an underground watering system. During the growing season, members do a weekly garden check. Children in the after school programs start the vegetable seeds in the classrooms and assist with planting the gardens. Children in the summer camp help tend the gardens. Pre-school students plant seeds for the sunflower garden and marigolds for the vegetable garden. LHGC shares lesson plans and outdoor program ideas for the pre-school classes and we provide seasonal plants for each of the pre-school classrooms, as well as book donations.
We are looking for a few more members to join the LHGC team and help with the gardens. Can you do an occasional a weekly walk through of the gardens to check for weeds, pests, harvest ready plants?
Would you be interested in giving a brief beginning gardening class to the Hall team? Interested in being on our team? Contact Linda Rumsey or Ann Germano
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.
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.