President's Message 2018-2019
As I assume the office of the President of the Long Hill Garden Club, I look to serve, represent and enjoy the organization with its’ seventy-seven years of history. This club is a part of a great network: the National Garden Clubs, the New England Garden Clubs and the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut. These clubs guide us to enhance and appreciate the beauty of nature while protecting the environment around us.
The Long Hill Garden Club is comprised of numerous members with unique and formidable knowledge and skills of the flower and vegetable world. We learn and share these skills with each other and work together to educate, conserve and share to improve our homes and community. This year we welcome the Greater Bridgeport Men’s Garden Club who join us and share with us their knowledge and love of gardening.
As we learn about horticulture, floral design and conservation, we spread our wings to beautify the community of Trumbull. We reach out to the schools, library, civic organizations and gardens of Trumbull to guide them and to enhance the beauty of nature.
Our motto this year is “To Live and Learn From Each Other to Beautify Our Surroundings and Conserve Nature.”
As a club with a major distinction of awards and notoriety, we use our different knowledge and skills to enjoy each day. We smile at the goodness of our lives and the beauty of the world around us.
I look forward to working with everyone this coming year.
The club owes the success of its many garden related community services to the talented members who actively participate on various committees. We encourage each member to serve on a committee; exhibit at a general meeting during the Club year with a floral design or horticulture entry; and contribute to the plant sale by providing plants from your garden, assisting at a potting party or helping in some way at the annual plant sale. Funding for these projects is derived from the annual plant sale and periodic grants.