Annual Meeting

95th Annual Meeting of the Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc.

April 17, 2024 at The Aqua Turf Club - 556 Mulberry St. Plantsville, CT 06479

Featuring Guest Speaker, Art Chadwick of Chadwick Orchids

Social time and Shopping with our amazing Vendors: 9:00 a.m.
Meeting and Guest Speaker: 10:00 a.m.
Luncheon: 12:15 p.m.

For a list of Vendors click here

“Popular Orchids for the Home”

In 1989, Art founded Chadwick and Son Orchids Inc. along with his father, who has been growing orchids since 1943. Art is a regular on the orchid society speaker circuit, and since 2002 has penned an orchid advice column for several newspapers. Art is also the author of The Classic Cattleyas, widely considered to be the definitive book on large-flowered Cattleya orchids. He has the distinction of naming Cattleya hybrids after the wives of the last five U.S. Presidents.

Books and orchids will be available for purchase.

About the Luncheon

$45.00 per person ~ Luncheon includes:

  • Garden Salad and Bread Basket
  • Your choice of Entrée
    • Salmon with whole grain mustard and honey ginger glaze (GF);
    • NY Strip (GF);
    • Chicken Francaise.
    • Eggplant Parmigiana (GF).
  • Desert with a Coffee/Tea Service

Cash Bar is available.

Annual Meeting and Lunch Registration 

Register for yourself or up to 10 others for our annual meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.
Festivities begin at 9 a.m. when you can socialize, shop at your favorite and some new vendors, and participate in our drawing.  All sales benefit The Federation and help support our programs.

The Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m., followed by a presentation by one of the most prominent orchid growers in the United States, Arthur E. Chadwick. If you would like to purchase orchards, Mr. Chadwick will have a vendor booth. Lunch is served at 12:15 p.m.

All luncheon sales will be conducted online only. Be sure to use the pull-down menu to select your club, so you can be seated with your colleagues. If you have difficulties with your meal or club selection, please do not wait until you arrive at the luncheon. Please contact Karen Grava as soon as possible at

Click HERE  to register

With a successful registration, you will receive an email confirmation with all your entries.
Registration closes on Wednesday, April 10, at 5 p.m. No refunds will be issued after that time.

Hope to see you there!

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