The Garden Club of New Milford

Garden Club of New Milford Marks 100 Years with Projects & Tributes

The Garden Club of New Milford is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2023 and they have embarked on several projects to celebrate. The club has sponsored the “Poppy Project” — a tribute to all those that have given their lives in defense of their country. The dedication, held on Sunday, May 28th at the All-Wars Memorial on the New Milford Green, brought together area and state elected officials, members of the community, and veterans to view the 2,500 knit and crocheted poppies standing row by row on the Green. The club distributed patterns to knitters and crocheters, gaining wide support in the community. The club has also planned a Blue Star Memorial dedication for June 14 at the Town Hall on New Milford’s Green and a gardening fair called “Flower Power” on August 5.

100th Committee: Sandy Woodford, Sandy Gammons, Jeff Gammons, Kathi Barringer, Jan Parsons, Jacquie McCloskey, Lauren Toth

Poppy Project on the Green

Poppy Project on the Green

These projects are in addition to the club’s civic work planning and maintaining five gardens and all of the planters in town including the New Milford Historical Society Garden public garden, currently being transformed into a “wildlife” garden. For more information visit:

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