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Garden Club Awarded Certificate of Appreciation

Garden Club Awarded Certificate of Appreciation

The Garden Club of Woodbridge received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the Osborne Homestead Museum for participating in the Osborne Homestead Museum’s annual holiday celebration in Derby from November 29 to December 21.  “Nature’s Friends” was the theme, and showcased pollinators.  Several garden clubs and nonprofit organizations participated in decorating assigned rooms in the Homestead with a pollinator.  Emily Cosenza and Muffy German (in photo) took the lead for The Garden Club of Woodbridge in adorning the living room and solarium with butterflies.

On December 10, the club held its annual holiday luncheon at a member’s home.  Members enjoyed the delicious food and camaraderie.  Also, four members’ arrangements, based on the “Design of the Decade” in honor of 2020, were critiqued by a Federated Garden Club judge.  Each designer had to choose a decade from the 1930s (when The Garden Club of Woodbridge was founded) to the present.

At the club’s January meeting, Sharon Bender, Master Gardener, Garden Club member and award winner presented a slide show of creative, winning designs from past Connecticut flower and garden shows.  Sharon showed a variety of designs, and pointed out the components that made the designs “ribbon worthy.”

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Garden Club of Woodbridge, please contact Judy at jsmam@aol.com.

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