Judge us by the company we keep!

The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. is proud to have many organizations affiliated with ours.  All excellent organizations, they share our commitment and passion for advancing our mission.

Affiliate Spotlight

CMGA is the alumni association for graduates of the Connecticut Master Gardener program. Graduating members provide opportunities to share their knowledge and love of gardening with others. Through sponsorship of events and leadership of volunteer projects throughout the state, CMGA members are helping to educate and beautify our communities. The Master Gardener program is a national program with chapters in every state that includes both classwork and field experience.

A core commitment of the CMGA is mentoring the interns enrolled in the UConn Extension Master Gardener Program. One of the ways the CMGA supports the program is by assisting the interns with the required “Tree, Shrub, & Vine” (TSV) project.

In the Spring of 2022, CMGA launched our first TSV I.D. Walk program exclusively for the Master Garden interns.  CMGA tailored the program to emphasize native trees, shrubs, and vines of Connecticut, offering these walks in different locations of the state to accommodate interns from all five Branch Extension offices.  The program featured visits to Connecticut College Arboretum in New London; Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford; Sherwood Island in Westport; James L. Goodwin Forest in Hampton; and Edgarton Park in New Haven.  Each tour was facilitated by an experienced arborist, or distinguished plant expert.  At several locations, the interns were allowed to collect samples for their TSV project.

CMGA subsequently offered a Winter Walk at the Marsh Botanical Garden in New Haven and has continued the five Spring walks. The 2023 venues included Elizabeth Park, Connecticut College Arboretum, Sherwood Island, James L. Goodwin Forest, and a second visit to the Marsh Botanical Garden.

The CMGA is doing our part to “grow gardens and gardeners” and is pleased to be a FGCCT Affiliate. Registration is now open for the 2024 Master Gardener Program!

Apply here before October 13, 2024

Affiliate Membership

We hope your organization will consider joining our family of affiliates. The annual fee is minimal. Membership will further advance and enhance your visibility throughout Connecticut and beyond.
Affiliate Membership Benefits:

  • A link to your Website will be located on our website,
  • You may place advertisements at a discounted rate in our online CFNews, which is published 6 times per year and reaches our 6,300 members.
  • You may place up to 6 events per year on our Website Calendar and online CFNews.
  • You may promote your organization’s events and workshops on our social media Facebook and Instagram.
  • Your organization may be spotlighted in the CFNews and on our website

To become an Affiliate, complete the application form.


Affiliate Members of The Federation

Each affiliate has a specific niche and competency in the sphere of gardening. We encourage our members to learn more about what they offer to advance knowledge of all things gardening. Click any one of the names below to learn more about that organization.

Affiliate Event Submission Form