The Shippan Point Garden Club spends time studying up-to-date methods of gardening especially in the unique conditions of our Shippan Peninsula. Members enjoy sharing ideas and plants with each other and our friends and neighbors. Membership meetings include displays of horticulture specimens grown by members that are then judged against horticultural excellence by National Garden Clubs trained judges.

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Tips from our Club’s Past Horticulture Meetings

REMINDER: Connecticut invasive plants and Connecticut endangered plants should not be planted in your garden. Invasive plants spread, often profusely. They can take over and destroy native plants that are most beneficial to wildlife and plant diversity in our State. While adding endangered plants to your garden might logically seem to increase their numbers, the problem is where they are sourced. Buying them encourages nurseries to sell them, which may mean they have been taken from their native habitat.

Gardening and Landscape Design Classes

The Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc. (SPGC is a member) offers a Gardening Study School, which is a series of four courses, one per year for two days each. Open to Club members and to the public, they are structured to stimulate interest in and impart knowledge for growing plants to the peak of perfection. Course content includes basic botany, soils, houseplants, propagation, pruning and many other interesting gardening topics.

Landscape Design Study School. also offered by FGCCT, is structured similarly but covers topics such as the history of landscape design, modern concepts and detailed steps in professional landscape design planning.