The Garden Club was really pleased to finally kick off our 2024 meetings on February 15. We were treated to a lively and fact-filled presentation (not to mention some really great photos) about Bears and Bird feeding given by Phil Robbins of Brookfield’s Wild Birds Unlimited. Valentine themed artistic exhibits, evergreen horticulture exhibits, a pink/red food feast, and a wonderful raffle rounded out the morning. Thank you, Phil!
What a great meeting we had on Thursday, September 21. Our presenter, Peg Townsend, who is a National Garden Clubs Accredited Flower Show Judge, a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut Board of Directors, and Chairman of the CT Flower Show School, led us in a dynamic and fun presentation titled “Understanding Flower Show Designs and Exhibits”. The experience will certainly help us with our own personal flower designs and arrangement, but it will also help us to better understand all the beautiful flower entries that are on display at the annual Federation Flower Show in February. Peggy not only donated her designs to be raffled, but she graciously agreed to an impromptu judging of the club’s artistic exhibits. We were so pleased to welcome members from neighboring clubs as well as residents of the town, and with delicious autumn-themed treats provided by our hostesses to munch on the gathering was able to be both informative and social.