North Stonington Garden Club was founded in 1939 and federated in 1940. We are a 501(c)(3) non‐profit organization and we welcome new members from North Stonington and adjacent towns.
The advancement of gardening and allied interests
We are an active group of enthusiastic, friendly, ‘hands on’ gardeners , with the fingernails to prove it! While we all enjoy gardening, we vary in our areas of interest – some of us enjoy growing flowers, ornamentals and vegetables, others focus on native plants and conservation issues, or enjoy enhancing our gardens with unusual and creative features. This makes for a lively, diverse, and engaging group, with a varied program of events, presentations, and workshops that attract members not only from North Stonington, but also from neighboring towns.
We welcome all skill levels, from new gardeners who want to learn more, to Master Gardeners happy to share their knowledge and experience. We offer everyone the chance to learn, get involved and share their love of gardening. And while some of our membership materials proclaim, “We are not your grandma’s garden club!”, your Grandma is certainly as welcome as you are to join us, as is your Grampa, your brother, your nieces and nephews, and as many other members of your extended family and friends as share our passion for “gardening and allied interests.”
Our membership meetings feature entertaining and educational speakers who share expertise and insight on a variety of topics of interest to the group. Guests are always welcome. You can preview our 2019 offerings on our “Programs” page, and if you would like to sample a meeting, please let us know so we can make you welcome.
Workshops are offered to provide members with hands-on opportunities to have fun and learn new skills.
We visit members’ gardens (at their invitation) and schedule tours to some of New England’s beautiful botanic gardens, preserves and nurseries for inspiration, as well as offering guided hikes and nature walks, and community education programs in our local schools, libraries and senior centers.
The funds raised by our popular annual plant sale support town beautification projects, a scholarship, and when possible, provide grants to a number of local (and not so local) non-profit agencies for garden-related projects.
If you wish to learn more, or would like to join us for a meeting, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.
New England Region of National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc
Garden Clubs of Southeastern Connecticut
Avalonia Land Conservancy
Connecticut College Arboretum
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Inc.
Friends of Harkness
North Stonington’s Hewitt Farm