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Welcome to the Garden Club of Brookfield website! We love gardening and are happy to share our story with you.

About

The Garden Club of Brookfield was founded in 1962 and joined the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut in 1963.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The club shall operate as a non-profit organization working toward the beautification of Brookfield and educating our members and the community on good gardening practices and the conservation of our environment.

OUR GARDENS

  • Welcome to Brookfield Sign
  • Museum Garden
  • Flagpole Triangle Garden
  • Williams Park and Blue Star Memorial Gardens
  • Library Entrance and Community Room Garden

OUR PROJECT

  • Holiday Wreaths and Decorations for Town

OUR OFFICERS OCTOBER 2023-SEPTEMBER 2025

  • President: Joanne McKendry
  • Vice-President: Norma Jean Macauto
  • Treasurer: Sheila Stamboni
  • Recording Secretary: Dianne Mariano
  • Corresponding Secretary: OPEN

Meetings

The Garden Club of Brookfield holds its general meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 am.

The format of a typical general meeting includes a welcome by our President, a program or presentation by a member or a visiting speaker, judging of artistic and horticultural exhibits from our members, and a business meeting. Refreshments are served by a team of rotating hostesses.

The general public is welcome to attend the program/presentation portion of our general meetings.

Occasionally, the club will sponsor a “field trip” for members in lieu of an on-site general meeting.

The Board of Directors meets once a month in advance of our general meetings.

Please check this site regularly for updates about our meetings.

2024 MEETING SCHEDULE

JanuaryGeneral Meeting – 10 am January 18
at Newbury Congregational Church
126 Tower Road, Brookfield
Program: Bears and Bird Feeding
Presenter: Phil Robbins – Wild Birds Unlimited
FebruaryGeneral Meeting – 10 am February 15
at Newbury Congregational Church
126 Tower Road, Brookfield
Program: Houseplant Selection and Care
Presenter: Hollandia Nurseries
MarchGeneral Meeting – 10 am March 21
at Newbury Congregational Church
126 Tower Road, Brookfield
Program: Intriguing Birds I Have Seen in my Backyard and Travels
Presenter: Cheryl Basztura
AprilField Trip – 10 am April 18
New Pond Farm
Carpool from Newbury Church parking lot
This is a member-only event.
MayGeneral Meeting – 10 am May 16
at Newbury Congregational Church
126 Tower Road, Brookfield
Program: Companion Planting
Presenter: Karen Brown
JuneGeneral Meeting – 10 am June 20
at Newbury Congregational Church
126 Tower Road, Brookfield
Program: A History of CT Forests
Presenter: David Beers
JulyField Trip – 10 am July 18
Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
Carpool from Newbury Church parking lot
This is a member-only event.
AugustGeneral Meeting – 10 am August 15
at Newbury Congregational Church
126 Tower Road, Brookfield
Program: Identifying Native Trees and Shrubs in Connecticut
Presenter: Felicia Millet
September General Meeting – 10 am September 19
at Newbury Congregational Church
126 Tower Road, Brookfield
Program: Putting Your Garden to Bed – the Pollinator Friendly Way
Presenter: Michele McKinnon
OctoberAnnual Meeting – 10 am October 17
at Newbury Congregational Church
126 Tower Road, Brookfield
Program: Botanical Art Project
This is a member-only meeting.
November Annual Wreath Decorating Project – 10am November 21
at Newbury Congregational Church
126 Tower Road, Brookfield
This is a member-only project.
DecemberHoliday Program and Social – 10am December 12
at Newbury Congregational Church
126 Tower Road, Brookfield
Program: A Holiday Hat Trick
Presenter: Jeffrey Eleved
This is a member-only event.

Join Us

The Garden Club of Brookfield welcomes new members throughout the year.

Applicants for Active Membership are asked to attend three general meetings of the club before an application for membership will be brought before the Board of Directors for a vote. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 am. See the Meetings page for more details about the dates and structure of our general meetings.

Active members are encouraged to:

  • attend at least six general meetings a year
  • enter a minimum of six artistic and/or horticultural exhibits each year
  • act as hostesses or co-hostesses of hospitality at least once during the year
  • maintain and weed the Museum Garden as scheduled
  • work on civic beautification projects
  • work on fund raising activities
  • support other club-sponsored activities when asked

Read the Member Application Form below for more details.