Monthly meetings are held the third Monday of every month—September to June—at 7 pm, at First Congregational Church of Vernon, 695 Hartford Turnpike (corner of Route 30 and Center Road) in Vernon CT, 06066.
Our meetings usually begin with a speaker, then refreshments, followed by a business meeting. Guests are always welcome! Please, join us at our meetings by finding the “Membership Chairman’s Table” and sign in as a guest!
March 18, 2022 7pm – Remembering Gardens Past. Presented by Vernon Garden Club Members. A variety of photos will be presented of the gardens and yards of Vernon Club members. Each member will discuss the history of his or her photo. Shade gardens, container gardens, tips for new plantings and landscaping techniques will be shared. Guests are always welcome at our meetings. Call 860-926-4332 for details.
April 15, 2022 7pm – Rachel Carson Speaks. Presented by Bev York. Silent Spring, published in 1962, outlined the death of animal life as we know it, due to the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Carson fought hard and finally won the battle of being a woman scientist and taking on the big chemical corporations. Bev York presents programs on local, CT and national history. Her style incorporates interactive and visual materials to enhance her lectures. Bev tells the story of Rachel’s quarrel with the manufacturers and today’s urgent campaign against worldwide pollution and poisons. Guests are always welcome at our meetings. Call 860-926-4332 for details.
May 7, 2022 8:00 am – 10:30 am – VERNON GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE. (POURING RAIN DATE: May 14th) Garden Club members will have for sale, perennials, annuals and unusual plants from their gardens.
Location: Vernon Center Middle School Parking Lot off Route 30
May 16, 2022 7pm –Tool Time Show and Tell. Presented by Vernon Garden Club Members. Garden Club Members will bring their favorite garden tool. Gardening tips and tricks will also be shared. A short video will be presented that showcases the many possibilities of container gardening using different and recycled items to create interesting garden spaces. A discussion will take place immediately afterward to discuss experiences and tips and tricks from club members about container gardening. A question and answer session will follow. Guests are always welcome at our meetings. Call 860-926-4332 for details.
June 20, 2022 6pm – The Annual Club Picnic and Installation of Officers – Club members celebrate the year and plan for the next. Meet the Club’s scholarship recipient. Welcome new and returning Club officers.
Fieldtrips will be added to the calendar in a timely manner when dates and times have been established…….stay tuned!