Garden Club News



Once again the Garden Club had spectacular turnout for the December 2019 Holiday Party at the historic Allis Bushnell House on the Boston Post Road in Madison.  Home of our Madison Historical Society, the property boasts an herb garden that the club had maintained through the years.  On this night, festive arrangements in colonial fashion were set around the house.  Thank you to all who attended and to those who organized this function making it a festive occasion.

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Garden Club 20th Plant Sale 2019 -

a Success!

We want to thank the community for supporting our 20th plant sale. Our members worked hard to prepare plants in the fall for this Spring sale. We appreciate all the hard work in getting wagons and supplies to the Deacon John Grave House. We appreciate that the weather cooperated!  

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Garden Club of Madison Donates Herb Garden to Senior Center.

The GCM donated a raised bed herb garden in memory of Angie Cama to the Senior Center for chef Kevin Wolfe to use for seniors' community lunches.
Pictured are Catherine Ferguson, Barbara Rosenblum, Director of Senior Services Austin Hall, Chef Kevin Wolfe, and Roz Cama, daughter of Angie.

Another Successful Plant Sale - May 2018


Despite rain showers, the Club had another successful plant sale.  Customers were lined up behind the yellow caution tape waiting for the gates to open.  Thank you to all the members who potted plants and prepared the Deacon John Grave backyard with tableclothed tables.

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Tri-Town Flower Show - 2018

The First Congregational Church was the scene of the 2018 Tri-Town Flower Show.  Clubs from Branford, Guilford and Madison participated in Horticulture, Design and Photography.  A great time was enjoyed by all.  

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Club Members Visit Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth - July 2017.  


The lavender was spectacular and the bees were busy buzzing all about.

The farm encompasses nearly 25  florious acres with beautiful fields, expansive outbuildings and the freshest fresh water pone ever.

A family business, it is open 7 days a week from 10 to 4 pm.  Their shop offers a collection of products for bath and body, lavender soy candles, products for the home, Flora's Corner, culinary tools, jewelry and lavender gifts.


Carolyn Bernard Receives  "Design Excellence Award"  - Newport Flower Show - July 2017

What a beautiful day Carolyn had in Newport.  She presented a contemporary design using Pincushion Protea's.  She received First Place and then two hours later learned that she received the Design Excellence Award.   Congratulations!

Club Members have a Successful Garden Tour Day - June 2017

Despite some showers in the air, the club had fun offering the community an opportunity to tour the Civic Gardens.  East Wharf, the Allis Bushnell House, Veteran's Memorial and the Deacon John Grave Gardens were part of the tour.

This year's Best Garden Hat Contest was won by Margaret Hopkins.  Refreshments were served around the herb garden.


Join Us on Facebook

By gardenclub | November 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

For almost a century, the Garden Club of Madison Connecticut has been coming together to meet, socialize, create, challenge, learn and form lasting friendships. Our Madison, Connecticut club began in 1924.

Please look for us on Facebook! CLICK HERE to head to our Facebook site.

We are posting photos about the projects were are doing around Town of Madison. Some include: Birnbaum Lane cleanup of unsightly jumpers, restoration and planting around the Chittenden Monument near the historic green, and design and planting around the Town of Madison “Welcome Sign”.

We hope that you will join our facebook community, submit photography and REVIEW the club.

Another Successful Garden Club Plant Sale – 2017

By gardenclub | May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Garden Club of Madison had another very successful plant sale on May 20th. Under clear skies they had customers lining up at 8:45. Irises and some distinctive dallies and coral belles and Primrose were popular favorites. Red wagons were swirling around the long green tables all day. Special thanks to the Deacon John Grave House Volunteers who provided breakfast and lunch to our hard working members.

Shoreline Greenway Trail Presented with the GCM Civic Award – 2016

By gardenclub | August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments


The President of the Garden Club of Madison presents the 2016 Civic Award to the Head of the Shoreline Greenway Trail’s Madison Segment. The Trail was recognized for their wonderful work in creating a beautiful walking and hiking trail on the east end of Madison at Hammonassett State Park.

Garden Club donates to the Shoreline Greenway Trail

By gardenclub | August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments


Garden Club Officers are seen here with Volunteers from the Shoreline Greenway Trail. The Club’s donations purchased shrubs to soften up the land around the recently completed bridge at Hammonassett State Park. The Shoreline Greenway Trail begins in Madison along the Boston Post Road and eventually will extend through the communities of Guilford, Branford, East Haven and New Haven where it will end at Lighthouse Point.

Madison Community Supports the Annual Plant Sale

By gardenclub | August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments


The 2016 Plant Sale was very successful! The weather cooperated and Madisonites were at the gate early to purchase plants !

Garden Club Attends the 2016 Hartford Flower Show

By gardenclub | April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments



Members of the Garden Club attended the 2016 Hartford Flower Show meeting for lunch.

Be Our Guest!

By gardenclub | October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments


Come to our November 17, 2015 meeting at 12:30am at First Congregational Church Hall (Meetinghouse Lane) and watch N.G.C. Master Flower Show Judge Dee Mozzochi demonstrate how to use glassware, china, greens and flowers to create beautiful holiday tables. Guests are free. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Garden Club of Madison Donates Trees to Salt Meadow Park

By gardenclub | October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments


Madison’s newest park just got a little bit better. The Garden Club of Madison donated seven pin oak trees that will add shade and beauty to the picnic area of Salt Meadow Park. Pin oaks, also known as Quercus palustris, are native to the area and are one of the most popular ornamental trees in the United States. While they are fast growing, pollution tolerant, and transplant easily, it is their pyramid shape and bronze fall foliage that has them commonly used in landscapes. What makes them the most appropriate choice for this particular site, however, is that pin oaks can withstand intermittent floods during the dormant season. This gift is an expression of the garden club’s interest in identifying and supporting projects that enhance the Madison community for present and future generations.