WILTON GARDEN CLUB IS ON FACEBOOK
Many thanks to Sherry Johnson and Haiku Durden for creating our wonderful new facebook page! There is now a link to our facebook page on this website. The link is located in a tab in the upper right corner of each web page, that states "follow us on facebook." We would love to see your posts and likes here. Also, please spread the word to your friends who love gardening so they can become a part of our community. We want this site to be vibrant, educational and reflect all of our contributions to the Wilton community.
GARDEN CLUB SUPPORTS "POLLINATOR PATHWAY"
The Wilton Garden Club has made a $500 donation to the Norwalk River Watershed Association (NRWA) to support a pollinator pathway in Wilton. The garden club and the NRWA are collaborating in the project with the Wilton Library Association, Wilton Land Conservation Trust, and Woodcock Nature Center.
According to Jackie Algon, WGC member and board member of the NRWA, "The Pollinator Pathway is a response to the large scale decline of our honeybees. The idea is to create pathways for native pollinators like moths, butterflies and birds to travel, which in turn, is crucial to sustaining wildlife and native plants."
Initially, the pathway will travel up Route 7 and continue north on Route 33 towards Ridegfield. Teams of volunteers will plant pollinator-friendly flowers and plants, such as native mildweed, along the route to attract bees, moths and birds that have historically pollinated plant life in Wilton.
Donations such as this one by the WGC are made possible by funds raised through its annual Mother's Day Plant Sale, the club's major fund-raiser. The Plant Sale will be held rain or shine, on Friday, May 12 from 12-6pm and Saturday, May 13 from 10-2pm at the Wilton Town Green. Please see above for further details about the plant sale.
From left: Jackie Algon, WGC member and board member of NRWA, Louise Washer, President of the NRWA and Allison Sanders, Vice-President of the WGC.
“Art in Bloom” - A Small Standard Flower Show - October 13-14, 2017
The Wilton Garden Club will present “Art in Bloom,” a Small Standard Flower Show, featuring fine art and sculpture by Wilton artists, inspiring the floral designs. The event will be held at Old Town Hall, and will serve as the debut of our newly renovated kitchen. There will be five Divisions: Horticulture, Design, Education, Youth and Sponsored Groups, and Botanical Arts.
All Divisions will be primarily staged inside Old Town Hall, including in both the new kitchen and the balcony. The gardens and outside area of Old Town Hall will also be utilized. The hospitality for the judges will take place at the Wilton Congregational Church. We are planning a fun “Coffee Bar” during the Flower Show. In addition, we are planning a festive Cocktail Party and Benefit on the Saturday evening at Old Town Hall, amidst all the beautiful flowers, plants and exhibits!
Thursday, October 12th
Set-up – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 13th
Judge’s breakfast – 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Judging – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Judge’s lunch – 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Flower Show Open to Public – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 14th
Flower Show Open to Public – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cocktail Party – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 15th
Take-down – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Contact Nan Merolla (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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