The mission of the Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire is to encourage
interest in all phases of gardening, promote better environmental
practices and conservation of natural resources, increase knowledge
in the artistic use of plant material in design and landscaping, and
assist in community beautification and civic involvement through
member participation, contributions and charitable activities.
The Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire was formed in 1957 by a group of energetic, working women who had the desire to belong to a group that shared common gardening interests and could meet in the evening. Since that first meeting in 1957, the Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire has been making a positive contribution to our community through numerous civic programs and activities. Please explore our website and learn more about our club.
Interested in Joining?
The Suburban Garden Club is a very active organization made up of a diverse group of enthusiastic members. Our members benefit from informative presentations, free advice from experienced gardeners, and the pleasure of spending time with people who share a passion for gardening, floral design and community involvement. Because many of our members work, meetings are held in the evening. New members--both male and female--are always welcome; if you are interested in joining please click here for more information.
Come to a Meeting!
We typically meet on the third Wednesday of the month at the Cheshire Senior Center. Refreshments are available at 7 and meetings begin at 7:30. A $5 donation is suggested, but if you decide to join the Club we will deduct that $5 from your membership fee. Click here for information about speakers and topics at meetings during the current club year. The Senior Center is not available during COVID so we are meeting either via zoom or at alternate locations. Please click here for current information about meeting location.
For more information on the following topics, please contact the members listed below.
General Club Information:
Signian McGeary, President
Our logo was designed by one of our founding members, Jean Surprenant, in the late 1970s. It features a yellow Erythronium Americanum, also known as a Trout Lily or Yellow Adder's Tongue. The flower is yellow (though there are white ones too) with mottled leaves of brown and green. The plant grows 5-10 inches high and blooms in moist, thick woods from March to May.
The beautiful garden pictured on the background of our web pages belongs to one of our members, Tony Poitras. In addition to designing, creating and maintaining the garden, Tony also won a blue ribbon at the FGCCT 2016 Flower Show for a photo he took of his garden: