The Lovely Garden Award was established in 2006 through a generous gift of $5,000 bequeathed by past member Penny Jarvis of Portland/Old Lyme, CT. In the spirit of its benefactor, an award is presented to someone who has a love of gardening. Nominations are open to all FGCCT garden club members and may be made for one’s own garden or for another member’s garden. The winner is announced, and the Lovely Garden award presented, at The Federation’s Awards Meeting every October.
Applications must be submitted four-six weeks prior to the date the gardener would like their garden to be visited. No applications will be accepted after August 24th.
The Council offers a variety of memberships.
Active and provisional membership in the Gardening Council is limited to members of The Federated Garden Clubs and to affiliated professionals requesting membership. Affiliated members should meet the requirements for provisional status of the Council and intend to finish all four Gardening Study School courses. Pay Council dues and update personal information online .
The focus of The Gardening Council is to help its members become accomplished horticulturists. The Council generally meets four times a year with programs and field trips with the goal of increasing the knowledge of, and stimulating interest in horticulture and keeping members informed of advanced gardening techniques. For information on current Gardening School Courses, click here.
In the spirit of virtual meetings, on February 25, 2021 Gardening Consultants and friends tested their horticulture, insect and gardening knowledge in a game of “Garden Jeopardy” created by Renee Marsh. As advertised it was great fun, entertaining and educational. Thank you, Renee!
The Katherine Patrick Gardening School Fund was established in 2018 with a generous donation from Jaclynn Patrick Lee in memory of her mother. Katherine was Chair of the Gardening Council and the Gardening School. Katherine’s love for the Gardening School and its dedication to providing the foundation courses in horticulture, makes this the perfect tribute.
Funds are held in a restricted account of the Gardening Council, and the Council shall determine the use of the funds. A primary use will be to support the Gardening School by offering two “Gardening School Tuition Awards” each year.
For further information, click here.
To donate to the KP Gardening School Fund, click here.