Olde Ripton Garden Club Shelton, Connecticut
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Projects

Shelton Beautification

• Huntington Green
 • Plumb Memorial Library
• Shelton History Center Herb & Fragrance Garden
• Shelton High School Designation Signs
• Shelton Community Center Perennial Garden

Activities:
• Plant annuals, perennials, herbs, and shrubs purchased from local florists
• Weed, feed, cultivate, mulch, edge, and water in summer at city gardens
• Refurbish and update garden at entrance to Shelton Community Center and front & side of Post Office


Shelton Holiday Decorations

Decorate City Hall, Community Center, Police Station, Plumb Memorial & Huntington Branch Libraries, Senior Center, Shelton History Center and 11 schools

Activities:

• Obtain twenty-five live wreaths from a local dealer; decorate and deliver to destinations above
• Plumb Library: Fill 2 urns with live greens and make swags, decorate and hang them at entrance
• Decorate Christmas tree in the Main Library Room with member-made, dried material ornaments 
 


Osborne Homestead Museum Holiday Decoration

Activities:

 • Decorate State-owned museum in Derby, CT for 2 week open house in conjunction with other garden clubs

• Obtain fresh greens and flowers from local florist and suppliers




Garden Therapy

Provide interesting garden therapy programs for seniors in assisted-living

Activities: Conduct programs at Crosby Commons-Assisted Living at Wesley Village in Shelton, CT at 1 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month (except for Sept).


Community Engagement

Activities:
• Sponsor the Julia Adams Scholarship to a graduating senior planning to study horticulture, conservation, environmental, floral design of related fields
• Contribute to a scholarship sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of CT., Inc.
• Hold Annual Perennial Plant Sale in May with plants donated from members’ gardens. Monies are used for city gardens and club programs


Shelton Historic Center 

Design and plant grounds to reflect period 1913 property including herb, vegetable and perennial gardens

Activities:
• Renovate and replant herb garden
• Renovate and replant vegetable garden
• Create perennial beds focused on native species


Huntington Green Center

Redesign and plant grounds in center of Green

Activities:
• Renovate and replant shrubs and perennials


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