The Redding Garden Club has been committed to conservation since its founding in 1964. We lead the way in habitat and wetland conservation, and work to help protect and restore the environment for our native trees, birds, and wildflowers.

Download a free copy of the RGC's conservation booklet:
Preserving Natural Redding: A Guide to Living in a Watershed Community

You'll find information and resources for controlling and replacing invasive plants, establishing healthier lawns, dealing with hazardous waste, managing deer, and constructing rain gardens.

"Preserving Natural Redding" was created as part of the Redding Garden Club's 50th anniversary celebration, and is dedicated to our founder, Betty Hill.

Click the photo to download the booklet.

Help Preserve Redding's Natural Beauty. Here's What You Can Do:

Click on the links below to find out how to combat invasives in your own yard and help preserve Redding’s natural beauty:

What are Invasives - FAQs.
Redding's Worst Invasives
The Native Alternative – 15 of the Best Native Plants for Your Garden
Native Plants: Perennials - Expanded List
Native Plants: Shrubs - Expanded List
Deer Resistant Plants

Award-Winning Invasive Programs:

In 2006, alarmed by the increasing destruction of our environment by invasive plants, the RGC formed Saving Natural Redding, designed to educate the public and promote the control of invasive plants and their replacement with Connecticut natives.

Since being formed, Saving Natural Redding has:

  • Replanted wildflowers and native plants in Saugautuck Falls
  • Worked during “cleanup days” to eradicate invasives
  • Sponsored intra-community invasives programs
  • Distributed educational material to the community
  • Published an invasives series in the Redding Pilot
  • Won the Pauline B. Tyler award from Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
    for Excellence in Promoting Conservation

Learn More:

Download these other important conservation articles:

Bats: Headed Toward Extinction......................Water Runoff Everywhere... .
Bronze Birch Borer ...............................Wildlife Food Sources for Summer
No Natives, No Butterflies................
Light Pollution.......
Saving the Bananas (and other Risks
of Monoculture)
Seagrass Meadows, Kelp Forests & Other Ocean News...................
Shrink Your Holiday Carbon Footprint
Synthetic Chemicals in Fragrances & Natural Alternatives


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