- Educational programs
- Beautification Projects
- Exhibits & Outreach
- Community Events
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world...."
Mary Fisher: Donating planting tables and material to 1st Graders, Thompson
Display at Celebrating Agriculture Day, Woodstock
Planting a red maple at Pomfret Library
HOW WE HELP OUR COMMUNITY
- Educational Programs open to the public on a variety of topics: gardening, conservation, etc.
- Beautification/conservation projects in our towns
Federated Garden Clubs of CT awarded the Quiet Corner Garden Club several awards this year, including two Club Certificates of Achievement for garden therapy and working with youth , two Club Citations for horticulture and contributions to public gardens and an Individual Citation to our Civic Committee Chair.
- Exhibiting at local town fairs and farmers’ markets, including the Woodstock Fair, Celebrating Agriculture, the Killingly Great Tomato Festival, Thompson Community Day, and more.
- Volunteering at public gardens, parks, buildings and arboretums in the Quiet Corner
- Making and delivering Christmas wreaths to local town buildings
- Scholarships given each year dependent on fundraiser income (for high school and college students majoring in horticultural-related fields of study and to a garden club member interested in attending a CT Master Gardener program.
- An annual Master Gardener Scholarship available to garden club members
- Fundraising events to support the Quiet Garden Club’s mission
- Every May, the Garden Club holds a Plant & Flower Sale the day before Mother’s Day. It is held in the Agriculture Building at the Woodstock Fairgrounds. The garden club sells perennial plants,
colorful seasonal flowers, floral arrangements and bouquets, Mother’s Day gifts, potted patio plants and hanging flower baskets, houseplants, and birdhouses.
- The Quiet Corner Garden Club held a Quiet Corner Garden Tour and Arts & Crafts Fair – See What’s Blooming in July on July 14, 2018. Six private home gardens and four public gardens were featured. Many local residents went to the garden-inspired Arts & Crafts Fair. Each home garden had an artist, craft artisan or musician featured in the garden. Garden club members answered questions. Each home garden featured a different type of garden, including a fantastic vegetable garden, pondside garden, lake gardens, daylily gardens, secret gardens and more! The gardens were viewed by over 340 visitors. Visitors from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and central and southern CT visited historic Woodstock.
The Quiet Corner Garden Club had to cancel the planned Garden Tour scheduled for June, 2020. It was going to be another self-guided tour of local home gardens.
The Quiet Corner Garden Club will plan another Garden Tour when the CT situation normalizes.
Making Christmas wreaths to donate to town buildings
Roseland Park: Decorating a tree for Woodstock Winter Festival
Brooklyn Fair Exhibit, Blue Ribbon First prize
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