Conserving Local Gardens Since 1928
The Chappaqua Garden Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of local gardens. With over 90 members from all over Westchester County, the club is a part of District IX in the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State.
We devote our time to the beautification of public spaces, educating the children and adults in the community, and practicing organic and sustainable gardening techniques.
The club's community outreach includes hands-on gardening and planting projects. We provide weekly flower arrangements for the Chappaqua Library and visit elderly residents and the Victoria Home in Ossining for garden therapy. Our community projects include:
Whether you want to meet new friends, learn special gardening techniques or attend floral arranging workshops - there are many interest groups to choose from! Members can devote their free time among six main interest groups:
Working with the Town of New Castle to beautify green public spaces. We design, plant and maintain certain areas in the town.
Learning about the principles of floral design and creating arrangements for the home, personal enjoyment, flower shows and other Garden Club activities.
Learning abut cultivation and conservation of plants (particularly native plant species) and discussing issues in garden practices. This year, we begin a special focus on sustainability in our gardens.
Exploring different ways to design gardens, such as adding a water feature, installing a simple bird and butterfly garden. The group brainstorms and learns together.
Preparing flowers to take to the Victoria Nursing Home in Ossining, and working with residents there to create floral arrangements to bring cheer to their rooms.
Helping children appreciate, understand, and relate to the natural world at a basic level, in order to help them make a connection between what they do and what happens in their environment.