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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.

 

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A big THANK YOU to all who came out to support  Long Hill Garden Club at the annual plant sale!  

A great selection of perennials, trees, shrubs, grasses, houseplants - Heirloom tomatoes and herbs - Mother's day gift baskets - Native plant education table- Children's activities - Ask our Master Gardeners for gardening advice.
With a purchase of $30 or more, receive a chance to win a 60-gallon rain barrel. 

Browse the Garden Shed Tag Sale
While at the plant sale, visit our tag sale and find a treasure from among a variety  of gently used garden items.


 

Mother's Day Gift Basket themes:
Garden tools
Flowers
Butterflies 
Birds
Tea 

Club Members
 Volunteer for Plant Sale Day 
online at Sign Up Genius 

Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
Annual Meeting April 19, 2023 - Aqua Turf Club

Registration information available at www.ctgardenclubs.org

2023-2024 Club dues are due by May 31, 2023. 

Make checks payable to LHGC

Monthly meetings are held at the

Trumbull Library

33 Quality Street

11:30 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.

Artistic Design and Horticulture themes for the month will be reviewed at each meeting 

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." 

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

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. 

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. 

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

Audrey Hepburn 

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