Press Releases

  • Jane von Trapp, CEO of the Bartlett Arboretum Recognized with the Bronze Medal

    28 October 2020

    At its Annual Awards Meeting today, The Federated Gardens Clubs of Connecticut announced that Jane von Trapp, Chief Executive Officer of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, received the Bronze Medal, the organization’s highest award. It is given annually to an individual for outstanding accomplishments in upholding the aims and purposes…

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  • Club Presidents’ Day, 2020

    20 August 2020

    Dear Club Presidents, It’s hard to believe that the summer is flying by with September almost upon us. This means that Club Presidents’ Day is only a month away. With the pandemic still going strong, the annual Club Presidents’ Day meeting is going to be a virtual event this year….

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  • Declare Victory over COVID-19 with a Garden

    22 May 2020

    A Victory Garden is virtually unknown to a populace currently searching to fight back against the COVID-19 virus, the enemy of this generation. Commonly known as war gardens or food gardens for defense, Victory Gardens accounted for close to 40% of the fresh vegetables grown during World War II. Estimates…

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  • Annual Meeting – Virtually Speaking

    15 April 2020

    Today, April 15, should have been a day for getting together and celebrating all that is great with garden clubs across the state. The Federation’s Annual Meeting is a date that’s circled on everyone’s calendar as a not-to-be-missed event. It’s an opportunity to gather and share our love of gardening…

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  • May Markets/Plant Sales/Garden Tours

    25 March 2020

    We’ve received several calls and emails from clubs looking for advice on how to handle upcoming events. With spring already here, this is a busy time of the year with annual plant sales, May markets and garden tours all scheduled in the early May to mid-June timeframe. Potting sessions would…

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  • Cancellation of 2020 FGCCT Annual Meeting and Luncheon

    13 March 2020

      After much thought and after reviewing all relevant news and requests from State government about limiting meetings and events, we’ve made the decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting. This is an extremely difficult decision to make as it impacts many people and businesses involved with the meeting. However,…

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  • “Spring into Connecticut” Showcase your Creativity in the Botanical Arts

    16 December 2019

    The 2017 Handbook for Flower Shows created a new division for shows—Botanical Arts. This Division IV in our 2020 show, called “Spring Sunshine and Showers,” allows our members to show their creativity in exciting ways, including Artistic Crafts and Photography. The Artistic Crafts Section A “Transformations” has three classes that…

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  • “Spring into Connecticut” Connecticut’s Historic Gardens

    11 November 2019

    Join us at the State Flower Show for a Tour of Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Our 2020 State Flower Show, “Spring into Connecticut” Division I, Horticulture, will take us on a tour of our Affiliate organization, Connecticut’s Historic Gardens, from Fairfield County to the Quiet Corner. The Show will be at…

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  • “Spring into Connecticut” Ready for Some Club Competition?

    23 September 2019

    If your Garden Club is looking for a fun project this winter, consider entering the upcoming FGCCT, Inc. sponsored NGC Standard Flower Show “Spring into Connecticut.” The show will be at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford from February 20-23, 2020 and will include a Club Competition Class in both…

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  • Historic Garden Earns National Award

    6 February 2019

    The Garden Club of Orange was awarded a $500 grant from the National Garden Clubs (NGC) PLANT AMERICA Community Project. The purpose of this grant program, an ongoing project of NGC, is to provide financial support for new or existing club projects in their respective communities across the United States….

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