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The Garden Club of Woodbridge Participates In Annual Holiday Tour

The Garden Club of Woodbridge Participates In Annual Holiday Tour

The Garden Club of Woodbridge participated, along with several other garden clubs, in the annual Osborne Homestead Museum’s holiday tour in November/December 2021.  Located in Derby, the museum was the former home of Frances Osborne Kellogg, conservationist and accomplished businesswoman, who lived from 1876 to 1956.  Garden Club of Woodbridge members Mary Ann Tyma and Mary Leigh Sabshin led the club’s effort to design Frances Osborne’s childhood bedroom and rear bathroom to reflect the theme of this year’s tour-the Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment-U.S. Women Suffragists.

A Christmas luncheon was held at a Garden Club of Woodbridge member’s home on December 7.  Appointed members supplied a wonderful lunch, and four members designed Petite floral arrangements not to exceed 11” in height, width or depth based on the theme of “Rejoicing.”.

Garden Club of Woodbridge members won prizes at the 40th annual Federated Flower and Garden Show in Hartford in February.  Awards were won by Cindy Marien, 1st place and Section Petite Award winner (Class 4); Leslie Martino, 1st place (Class 6); Barbara Bosco, 3rd place (Class 4) and Mary Ann Tyma, 3rd place (Class 11).

Members of the Garden Club of Woodbridge were guests of the Spring Glen Garden Club on March 14.  Carol King Platt, guest speaker, was voted one of “People, Places and Plants” top ten New England garden writers.  Her theme for the meeting was “Spring Fling,” fresh and original ways to enjoy spring flowers (see photo).  Carol used flower chicken wire in some designs and Agra-wool in others to anchor several arrangements.  Agra-wool is a natural floral foam, which is an alternative to single use plastic foam.  Several designs, consisting of a multitude of gorgeous flowers, were raffled.

The Garden Club of Woodbridge Civic Beautification group has commenced its spring gardening for 2022.  In addition to cleanup, the group maintains and adds new plants and flowers to various gardens in Woodbridge for the benefit of the community.  The group meets weekly from April through the first frost.

If interested in joining the garden club, please contact Judy at jsmam@aol.com.

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