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The Garden Club of Orange will meet March 14, 2017 at the Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road. The Program will feature members creating "Quick and Easy Arrangements."
This year's club project: members will be planting native butterfly milkweed seeds, Asclepias tuberosa, at 10:30. These are to attract the monarch butterfly whose population is declining.
Members will be creating a Design: "Rhythm in the Wind," using dried materials.
Horticulture: "Early Spring Beauties" -- forced branches or bulbs will be displayed by members.
Refreshments 11:30,  Business Meeting 12:15, Program 1:00.
The Garden Club of Orange is a member of NGC, NER, and FGC of CT. Interested in learning more? Please call Joanne Friedrichs at 203 795-4266.

Garden Club of Orange Scholarship
The Garden Club of Orange offers a $1000 college scholarship to a high-school student residing in Orange who is planning to study plant science. Click here to download the application form.


Member of:
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.
New England Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Connecticut River Watershed Council
Connecticut Forest and Parks Association
Orange Conservation Commission
Orange Land Trust
The Connecticut Horticultural Society

Our Purpose:
The purpose of the Club is to promote and encourage garden skills and knowledge, both individual and civic, and to further an understanding of horticulture, flower arranging, bird life, conservation and environmental awareness.

Why Join the Club:
The Club offers members numerous opportunities to learn and grow including:

  • Classes in floral design
  • Classes in Holiday decorating with florals
  • Participation in flower shows
  • Judging Floral and Horticulture Exhibits at the Orange Country Fair
  • Educational field trips
  • Participation in Connecticut Flower and Garden Show

The opportunity to meet and get to know other residents with an interest in gardening!

Some Ways that We Serve Our Community:

  • Decoration of Town Public buildings for the Holiday Season
  • Plant and maintain the Town Green and Wright’s Pond and other public sites
  • Provide Garden Club activities for residents of the Orange health Care Center

Some of our Activities Include:

  • Annual May Market (plant and bake sale)
  • Semi-Annual Holiday House Tour
  • Semi-Annual Standard Flower Show

Our Meetings Include:

  • Monthly Guest Lecturer on pertinent topics related to floral design, gardening, and horticulture
  • Monthly floral exhibits by our members
  • Monthly petite luncheons
  • Annual Silver Tea

As a member, you will receive a workbook, membership booklet and a very warm welcome.

Download membership application

Lawrence Huzi of the Garden Club of Orange receives the Neil McGuinness Award from Cathy Rich, the Chairman of the Federated Garden Club Flower Show in Hartford, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The Neil McGuinness Award goes to the most outstanding exhibit in the Design Division. "Briars and Brambles" also won the Blue Ribbon, Award of Excellence, Designers Choice Award, and the Terry Stoleson Creative Design Award ( the design that best represents the creativity, imagination, and originality essential in a creative design). Larry's Design mobile "Sigh of Wind" won the Blue Ribbon and CT Judges Design Award. This was the second year that Larry entered the Connecticut Flower and Garden Show. Orange is thrilled to have him as a member, we are all learning from him. For more info on the Orange Garden club call Joanne Friedrichs, 203-795- 4266. Photo by Elly Torello