The Garden Club of Woodbridge held its Annual Luncheon on June 4 at Birchwoods at Oak Lane in Woodbridge. The event was well attended and everyone enjoyed the Silent Auction, raffle and design segment. The designers were Federated Garden Club judges and prize winners Barbara Bosco, Leslie Martino, Cindy Marien, and Sharon Bender (left to right in photo), who are also members of the Garden Club of Woodbridge. They made different Creative arrangements with the same plant material: Aspidistra leaves, Birds of Paradise, Cane, Liatris and Stock. Leslie used an armature (an armature is a mechanic produced by the designer for supporting blossoms in a floral arrangement). A raffle was held for the designs, and 4 lucky winners took home these beautiful, unique floral arrangements.
The Silent Auction, a successful fundraiser, featured donated gifts from members and many local businesses. The Garden Club of Woodbridge is most grateful for the community’s support of this event. Proceeds are used to further the Club’s primary activities: educational programs, civic beautification, horticulture therapy and a scholarship for an eligible graduating Amity High School student.
The Garden Club of Woodbridge is hosting the Garden Club of Orange on Tuesday, October 15, at the First Church of Christ, 5 Meeting House Lane, Woodbridge at 11:45 am. Stephanie Fusco, owner of Terri’s Flower Shop in Naugatuck, will be speaking and demonstrating seasonal designs. This event is open to the public. A nominal fee of $5 will be charged to non-members.
Members of the Garden Club of Woodbridge volunteered to compose 40 table decorations for Massaro Community Farm’s September 1 “Dinner on the Farm.” Massaro Community Farm is a non-profit organic vegetable farm in Woodbridge, CT. Proceeds from the dinner provide farm-based education and food for the needy. The staff of the Farm provided sunflowers, zinnias, amaranth, wild grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace for the arrangements.