Riverside Garden Club Seeks Volunteers to Pitch in For Earth Day Event

In honor of Earth day, the Riverside Garden Club is looking for volunteers to help them clean up Riverside Train Station in celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 22. 

Volunteers will meet at 9:30 am on the North side of the train station. 

Please check in at the desk to receive your assignment.  Refreshments will be available. 

If possible, bring a shovel, rake, pruners and gloves. 

To RSVP, please send an email to [email protected] no later than Monday, April 19.

You don’t need to be a member to participate.  To learn more about the club and becoming a member, go to our website at riversidectgardenclub.org.

Riverside Garden club is among the ten oldest garden clubs in New England, founded in 1919 by Mrs. Alfred Lockwood and nine other like-minded civic women.  The Club has continuously contributed to the well-being and beautification of Riverside and the greater Greenwich community.

Since 1929, the Riverside Garden Club has beautified the Riverside Railroad Station for the benefit of commuters and as a welcome to those visiting the lovely community.

Members have planted shrubs, trees, flowers, and maintained the Station with seasonal clean up events.  

During the past several years, there has been a sincere nationwide interest in developing gardens with more pollinating plants. Flowering plants and pollinators keep our planet healthy.

In 2017, the industrious garden club members decided to make major “pollinator” changes at the RR Station.

As of 2018, pollinator gardens had been developed. Two of the garden beds are along Oval Avenue and have an abundance of flowering plants that pollinators seek.

The passersby and daily commuters are now enjoying these gardens, especially spring through late fall when the plants are in bloom.

In 2018, Riverside Garden Club received The Conservation Championship Award from The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut for the pollinator gardens.

The Riverside Garden Club planted a pollinator garden in 2018 on the southern side of the Riverside Train Station. It not only provides a pleasing view, but it attracts birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. The blooms in the garden produce seeds that help create the next generation of pollinators.   

The club has been working on and updating the Riverside Train Station gardens since 1929. 

Over the years we have been maintaining and replanting the gardens as needed. Members of the Club clean up the gardens in spring, fall and in between so they are tidy and enjoyable for all community passersby and commuters. This past year they developed pollinator gardens. The three gardens total 694 square feet.