There are about 90 members in the Danbury Garden Club at the present time.
Dues are $35.00 per year
Membership Responsibilities - Attend a minimum of 3 meetings a year and work actively on a committee in addition to the Hospitality Committee. Also, members are encouraged to make flower designs or horticulture exhibits, learn about horticulture or conservation, or be actively involved the Club’s other activities.
Danbury Garden Club Committees
The purpose of Artistic Design is to use plant materials to express our creative concepts.
The Books Committee shares information with members about gardening, the environment, and related subjects. It serves as a bookstore and/or media center for our members. The Committee has its own small tape/DVD library for use by members.
The purpose of the Civic Committee is to improve the environment in the City of Danbury by the conservation of natural resources and wildlife and promoting public interest in horticulture through gardening and civic projects.
Gleanings, the Danbury Garden Club newsletter, is published to keep open the lines of communication with our members regarding recent activities, future events and to serve as an educational tool. Committee members will participate by preparing articles of interest to be published in Gleanings.
Conservation & Nature
This committee is working toward a cleaner and healthier world through participation and support of a variety of conservation projects. The Committee also maintains the Butterfly Garden at the King Street School in Danbury.
This committee conducts flower arranging workshops with residents at various convalescent and assisted living facilities on the second Tuesday of the month. In addition, Committee members work with students in the Work Adjustment of Living Skills class at Danbury High School.
Horticulture & Landscape Design
Through day trips and workshops, this committee strives to increase awareness and appreciation of the beauty in horticulture and landscape design.
The Juniors Committee works with youth ages 7-18 in artistic design, conservation, community service, horticulture, garden therapy, and civic projects. The group also participates in the Connecticut Federated and Danbury Flower shows.
Meeting Places & Hospitality
To fulfill the requirements of membership, every member in our Club is expected to provide refreshments for lunch on a specific meeting date.
This committee consists of members with skills in knitting, crocheting, needlework, jewelry or crafts, etc. Their purpose is to provide a “boutique table” for our Holiday Luncheon in November to raise funds for the Club and the community.
Members of the Programs Committee plan the monthly programs and activities for the Club year and confirm monthly speakers and their requirements.
This committee identifies opportunities for publicizing Danbury Garden Club activities as well as other opportunities to attract new members.
This Committee selects a full-time student from Western Connecticut State University for our annual award of $1,500.
Other special Committees include Daily Bread, Finance, Historian, Nominating, Properties, Telephone, Interclub, Yearbook, Membership, and Awards.
For Additional Information please Contact:
Ms. Joan Stapleton
17 Carriage House Drive
Danbury, CT 06810
Danbury Garden Club Application form (download pdf by clicking here)