2022 May General Meeting

The club was very busy at its May general meeting. We learned how to make hypertufa planters and steppingstones from Kathy Wandelmaier. Hypertufa is a lightweight material comprised of cement, peat moss, and perlite. Members also worked on seed packets to be handed out at the upcoming town Memorial Day Parade. And the Wildflower committee chair gave a brief, impromptu talk about wildflowers currently in bloom in our area. It was a fun morning.

2022 April FGCCT Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, April 13, our president, one of our vice-presidents and our corresponding secretary gathered with the members of many Connecticut garden clubs at the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Vendors were in good supply with products both beautiful and practical. Clubs across the state made centerpieces that decorated each table. There was a fun raffle with lots of wonderful prizes. The keynote speaker, Leslie Marino, gave a presentation on Frederick Law Olmsted that held the interest of all present. We were particularly proud when our president, Joanne McKendry, was called to the stage to receive an award of appreciation for her work as Chair of the Lovely Garden Award, given to her by FGCCT president Polly Brooks.

2022 March General Meeting

The club was pleased to be able to meet in person for its March 17th general meeting. We welcomed Renee Marsh, Horticultural Chair of FGCCT and owner of A Simpler Place, a landscaping consulting service. Renee helped us look at how to apply the basics of interior design to our gardens and add a personal flair to outdoor spaces. With a St. Patrick’s Day theme, the event was a happy gathering.

2021 Annual Wreath Making

Happy December, everyone. By now you may have noticed various wreaths popping up on town buildings. The Garden Club was happy to hold its annual wreath making activity day back on November 18th. This year we were able to return to making the large wreath for Town Hall as a group but continued with Grab-and-Go wreathmaking for our smaller wreaths.

Wreath Making Activity

Wreaths Around Town

2021 FGCCT Awards

We are pleased to announce that on October 27, 2021, the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut recognized The Garden Club of Brookfield with six awards. The awards were made based on reports of the club