About Us
 

Welcome

The Redding Garden Club was founded in 1964 "to stimulate interest in and knowledge of horticulture, to assist the town in its conservation activities, to aid in the protection of native trees, birds and wildflowers, and to increase the knowledge of the artistic use of plant material."

We are proud to be a member of the
Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
and National Garden Clubs.

Meetings

We meet monthly September through May (excluding November and December) at the Redding Community Center (see calendar of events for details). Guests are welcome and guest fees are $5 per person.

Activities

The RGC is very active in the Redding community. Among our activities we:

Maintain twenty public garden sites
• Offer conservation and education programs
Hold an annual Spring Plant Sale
• Conduct youth programs
Award scholarships
Sponsor field trips and workshops
Create flower arrangements for seniors and hospice patients

We also have an ongoing, award-winning partnership with the town of Redding, called Saving Natural Redding,” designed to help eradicate invasive plants and provide native planting alternatives to the community.

Awards

The Redding Garden Club has been honored multiple times by Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut and National Garden Clubs (our parent organizations). Our most recent awards include:

- 2014: Civic Creativity Award presented to the Youth Activities Committee for its water filtration exhibit.
- 2014: Certificate of Merit for the conservation booklet "Preserving Natural Redding: A Guide to Living in a Watershed Community."
- 2014: Certificate of Merit for Civic Beautification site maps and signs.
- 2014: Club Certificate of Achievement for raised bed vegetable gardening and hospice projects.
- 2014: Certificate of Individual Achievement Award to Flo Vannoni
- 2011: Certificate of Merit: Horticulture
- 2011: Certificate of Achievement: Garden Therapy
- 2010: National Garden Clubs Certificate of Merit: Best Garden Club Website (national award)
- 2010: New England Region Nancy H. Atwell Trophy for excellent publicity on.our website
- 2010: Certificate of Merit: Club History
- 2010: Certificate of Merit: Garden Therapy
- 2010: Special Certificate: 2010 Garden Tour
- 2009: Pauline B. Tyler Award. Awarded by Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut for
..advancing state legislation that would have ultimately led to a reduction in the cases of
..Lyme disease
- 2009: State Award: Civic Creativity.
- 2009: Certificate of Individual Achievement. Awarded by Federated Garden Clubs
..of Connecticut to Jill Kotch for her work in supporting local environmental and
.. conservation issues
- 2009: State Award: Membership Brochure.
- 2008: State Awards for newsletter and publicity
-- 7 Flower Show Sweepstakes Awards
.. ... and many more!

We support by our work and donations:
Connecticut Agricultural
...Experiment Station

Connecticut Audubon Society
Connecticut Fund for the Environment
The Garden Conservancy
Garden Therapy/Hospice
Highstead Arboretum
Joel Barlow High School
Mark Twain Library
New Pond Farm
Norwalk River Watershed Association
The Parade Path at Town Hall
Redding Elementary School
Redding Land Trust

 
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