Wilton Garden Club is in the middle of a recruitment effort, and is welcoming like-minded garden enthusiasts to learn more about Wilton Garden Club (WGC) membership. The WGC beautifies the town, supports local conservation efforts, works with seniors and youth gardeners, organizes educational events, provides scholarships, and is involved in a host of other philanthropic activities.

WGC officials say potential members will love the Garden Club if:

  1. You are an excellent gardener:  You’ll love meeting other experts and sharing your knowledge with like-minded members. Participate or spearhead activities devoted to conservation, floral design, plant propagation, or senior and youth gardening. Compete in flower shows and put your expertise to use at the WGC annual plant sale.
  2. You are an awful gardener:  Come learn how to not kill every plant! The WGC hosts horticultural workshops in the club’s greenhouse and excellent floral design classes for members at all levels of expertise. The WGC also hosts a dynamic speaker program for members at the monthly meetings

At the Monday, Feb. 12 meeting, Kyle Ricaboni, the very talented creative director of the floral design firm, Earth Garden will be presenting to Wilton Garden Club members. He’ll be speaking about floral design while he creates several flower arrangements. Afterwards, his arrangements will be raffled off to members.

In March, all-season gardens are a focus; Kathy Diemer will be speaking at that month’s meeting (Monday, March 12) about “Garden Photos.” The diverse mixture of women and men who comprise WGC membership have a vast accumulation of knowledge that they’re willing to share.

Both the Feb. 12 and March 12 meetings will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilton Congregational Church (70 Ridgefield Rd.). To register for the meetings, email Sharon Frost. Contact Haiku Durden with any questions or visit the WGC website and Facebook page.