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Long Hill Garden Club
Trumbull, CT

Founded and Federated 1941

Welcome

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

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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." 

Save the Date 
LHGC Plant Sale - April 30, 2022 
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.

 

Vegetables from the garden are used in lunches prepared for pre-school classes and the senior citizen program. They will also be used in cooking classes given at Hall by local chefs.  Gardening has become part of the pre-school education program; the children grew sunflowers in their classrooms and have planted a sunflower garden.  On Friday, the children helped harvest snap peas and jalapeno peppers. On Monday, the children ate the peas and the seniors ate the peppers!

   

We are looking for a few more members to join the LHGC team and help with the gardens.  Can you do an occasional  ( not more than once a month...maybe less often) walk through 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

Garden Therapy

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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

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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

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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. 

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." 

Audrey Hepburn