“The Garden Club of Old Greenwich members are celebrating the club’s 96th year by carrying on its long tradition of promoting community and civic betterment. In spite of the global pandemic, the club is thriving and its members have been extremely busy during these challenging times.This spring and summer, brightly colored flower beds line both sides of Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich as a result of extra effort on the part of the Garden Club of Old Greenwich.
Flower pots and containers along Sound Beach Avenue and Arcadia Road down to the Post office and along the Fire House have been given an extra pop of color through Garden Club members’ efforts.
The 65 Active member club made beautifying the village a priority. Every week, members watered, weeded and deadheaded plants in the village gardens and in the gardens at Greenwich Point. They also contributed plants from their own gardens to beautify the village. They worked to beautify the ports of entry into Old Greenwich by planting beautiful flower pots at the OG Train Station and by completely refurbishing the Gateway Garden at the corner of the Post Road and Sound Beach Avenue.
Members also weeded, watered and maintained the Butterfly garden at Greenwich Point, an important Monarch Butterfly Waystation.
A group of members sewed and distributed hundreds of face masks for frontline workers.
The traffic Island at the intersection of Tomac and Shore has been planted and maintained.
Under the direction of GCOG members, the Girl Scouts planted and maintained the Secret Garden at the Old Greenwich School.
Monthly socially distant backyard garden tours were a huge success as were Zoom demonstrations and Zoom board meetings.
This fall, In lieu of their plant sale which was cancelled last spring, the GCOG is selling bulbs in carefully curated collections in its “Bulb Binge” Sale. Now, all who enjoyed the hundreds of bulbs in the village last spring can also enjoy them at home.
Just visit the Garden Club of Old Greenwich’s website and order your bulbs today! Proceeds from this sale contribute to the GCOG’s many community activities.
Looking ahead, members are planning the fall village cleanup and are looking forward to gathering greens, tying bows and creating ornaments to decorate the Old Greenwich village for the holidays.”