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On September 9, 1913 nine Litchfield women, inspired by the recent founding of the Garden Club of America, met to organize the Litchfield Garden Club. With that meeting, the club “took root” and began a century of service to the Litchfield community.
In 2013 the Litchfield Garden Club celebrated its Centennial Year with many special projects to acquaint the public with the history and the work of the club. The club continues to offer a variety of educational and informative programs to the public, highlighting the club’s long tradition of contributions to the community in civic beautification, projects and conservation education. The highlight of the club’s centennial was the June 15, 2013 multi-venue flower show, “Celebrating the Past~Toasting the Future.” Horticulture, photography, informational exhibits and a gardeners’ boutique were staged at the Litchfield Community Center and floral design classes were presented at Litchfield historic homes and gardens. Click here to see images from the floral design, botanical arts and photography divisions. On April 29, 2013, Arbor Day, the club planted four London Plane trees on North and South Streets. In March 2013, the club established a centennial endowment fund at the Community Foundation of North West Connecticut as a vehicle to carry forward its educational projects and programs in the future.
Please browse the website to learn more about the Litchfield Garden Club’s past and present involvement in the Litchfield community.