Donating to the community is an important part of the club’s mission. Here are our current projects.
Herbert T. Clark House
Our main civic project at the Herbert T. Clark House includes three perennial gardens completely installed and maintained by members. These gardens were established for the enjoyment of the residents at this congregate living facility as well as for the community.
Tulip Planting at the Fountain
Each Fall, our club purchases tulip bulbs which members plant near the fountain at the Town Center for residents to enjoy in the Spring.
Each year, committees review the potential civic and educational projects in need of funding and present their findings to the membership. Projects are then selected by a vote of the membership.
Previous Civic Donations have included a gift to the Glastonbury Partners in Planting to replace trees damaged by storms, the greenhouse project at the Gideon Welles School, funding for the Vocational-Agricultural program at Glastonbury High School, the Buttonball School courtyard project and wildflowers for the J.B. Williams Park.
Our educational fund awards scholarships or grants each year. Recipients have included individual students graduating from Glastonbury High School, the Glastonbury High School Vocational-Agricultural Department, UConn and the Connecticut Audubon Society in Glastonbury.
The 2019 winner of the Hill and Dale Garden Club Scholarship Award of $1,000 is Olivia Basette. Olivia attends UCONN and will receive a Bachelors in Agriculture and Natural Resource as well as an Associate Degree in Animal Science when she completes her time at UCONN. She plays an integral part in the operations of her family farm in Glastonbury.
In June of 2022 we awarded $1,000 to Annika Hurley, a Glastonbury H.S. senior. Annika interned at Old Sturbridge Village in the historic gardens, working with the Director of Horticulture, learning about 19th Century gardening and its close connection to modern environmentalism. She will attend the State University of New York, Geneseo, studying Environmental Studies, with a major in Sustainability Studies.
Along with the other Glastonbury garden clubs, we make Christmas wreaths for the three Glastonbury libraries and the Riverfront Community Center.