Press Releases

  • “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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  • “April in Paris” The Federated Garden Clubs of CT’s Standard Flower Show

    2 February 2019

    The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc’s (FGCCT) Standard Flower Show “April in Paris” will be held Thursday, February 21 through Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford. FGCCT’s impressive juried show is part of the “38th Connecticut Flower & Garden Show”….

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  • In Memoriam – Helen H. Pritchard

    6 January 2019

    Helen H. Pritchard, 89 of Wallingford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Helen was a leader, mentor and teacher to many. She was a Master Judge Emeritus and chaired both the 1998 Connecticut Flower Show “Watch Us” and the 1999 Flower Show “Let’s Celebrate” held at the Expo…

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  • Dedication of Katherine Patrick Memorial

    11 August 2018

    HAMDEN, CT: August 8, 2018 – A  ceremony to dedicate a memorial to Katherine Patrick, a long-time Board Member of The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. (FGCCT), was held in the Bird and Butterfly Garden at Lockwood Farms shortly before the opening of the 108th Plant Science Day held…

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  • Bridgewater and Roxbury dedicate two Blue Star Memorials on Flag Day

    20 July 2018

    BRIDGEWATER-ROXBURY — Residents of Bridgewater and Roxbury gathered Thursday, June 14, Flag Day, in their respective towns to celebrate two new Blue Star Memorial Marker signs and two Cherokee Princess White Dogwood trees placed to honor the individuals who have served, are serving and will serve in all branches of the Armed Forces…

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  • CT Flower Show – More publicity

    24 February 2018

    The Connecticut Flower and Garden Show received significant coverage in the media, including a TV interview with Mary Ellen Unger and a radio interview before the show with Cathy Ritch. Also there are  number of YouTube videos of the show that you can see from here. As long as the…

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  • Opening of the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show for 2018

    22 February 2018

    “Ribbon-Cutting” of a Garland of Fresh Flowers and Greens opened the 37th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show. This morning, a garland of fresh flowers and greens was ceremoniously cut to officially open the “37th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The theme…

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