The Garden Club of Madison

Many Projects

Founded in 1924, the Club is dedicated to sharing the art, science, and pleasure of gardening, horticulture, artistic design, and environmental conservation. The Club meets on the second Tuesday of most months engaging professionals in their field as guest speakers to educate and inspire Club members on the topics of gardening, horticulture, floral design, landscape design, and environmental issues.

Members are also encouraged to participate in the Horticulture Program and Design Program, which are organized and judged by members whose credentials include National Garden Club (NGC) Accredited Judge, Federated Garden Clubs of CT (FGCC) Landscape Design Council, and Master Gardener.

The club’s many projects around town are highlighted on their website, along with plant lists, highlights include:

“Madison’s Going Daffodils” with more than 5,000 daffodils planted in 12 locations on the Daffodil Trail throughout the town.

Bauer Park, a 64.5-acre former farm owned and managed by the town of Madison, the Club assumed the management of its apple orchard and the Club’s Organic Gardening Group plants and maintains an experimental/educational plot located in the Bauer Farming Project. The Club also launched the “Bees at Bauer” program and developed two hives that each contain 12,500 honeybees, winning both National Garden Club and Federated Garden Club awards.

Garden Therapy: Since 1964, members of the Club have planned monthly garden-related activities to engage and stimulate senior-center residents’ interest and enjoyment.


Allis-Bushnell House Perennial Garden

In association with Madison Historical Society, the Club developed perennial gardens to compliment the house built in 1785 at 853 Boston Post Road.

Deacon John Grave House

In coordination with the Deacon John Grave Foundation, our Club designed and maintains two traditional perennial gardens located between the house and barn at 581 Boston Post Road.  The Club’s Native Plant Walk, located in the wooded area along the east side of the house, features native and woodland plants along a shaded pathway with seating.

East Wharf Beach Seaside Gardens

Located at East Wharf Beach Park on Middle Beach Road, these lush gardens have been designed to thrive along the shoreline and provide year-round beauty and habitats for wildlife.

Veterans’ And 9/11 Memorial Gardens

At the Madison Town Green, these gardens honor veterans who lost their lives in service of our country, and citizens lost during the September 11 attacks.

The Garden Club of Madison has had 100 wonderful years of service to their community.  We can’t wait to see what they do next!