Press Releases

  • We Were Bursting Into Spring at the 2024 Flower Show

    3 March 2024

    The theme for this year’s Flower Show at the Hartford Convention Center was “Bursting into Spring”, which was held, as usual, the last weekend in February (Feb. 22-25). This year’s show was a huge success! Walking through Federated’s Standard Flower Show was a welcome breath of fresh air to the…

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  • President’s Message

    31 January 2023

    CFNews February-March, 2023 President’s Letter This is not the “quiet” time of year for your Federation. “Gateway to Springtime,” our 41 st Annual Connecticut Flower Show, opens in a few short weeks, Thursday, February 23rd.  Discounted tickets for $14 are available until February 10. After that, tickets are $20.  (Ask…

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  • President’s Message

    30 November 2022

    President’s Message CFNews December/January 2022     Golden the light on the book on her knee Finger-marked pages of Rackham’s Hans Andersen Time for the children to come down for tea.” — John Betjeman This is the time of year the winds funnel up the leaves from the ground and…

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  • National Garden Club, Inc, Award of Excellence

    27 May 2022

    PRESS RELEASE CONTACT Donna Marie Donnelly Award of Excellence Chairman dmdonnelly@gardenclub.org 843-864-7594 Nonprofit in Cornwall, Connecticut receives prestigious award. Housatonic Valley Association receives Award of Excellence from National Garden Clubs, Inc. The members of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) recently honored The Housatonic Valley Association with their prestigious Award of…

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  • 3M Provided Grant to Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc. on Behalf of 3M Volunteer

    10 March 2021

    Branford, CT –March, 2021– 3Mgives has donated $500 to The Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc (FGCCT)., in recognition of Patricia Dray’s commitment to the community. Dray is currently Public Relations Vice Chair for the FGCCT. She is an award winning floral designer, an National Garden Clubs Inc. accredited Flower…

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  • 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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