The Garden Club of New Haven

Since its founding in 1924, the Garden Club of New Haven (GCNH) has promoted knowledge of gardening and an appreciation for the ways in which gardens and the natural world enhance the quality of our lives. The club’s educational work in horticulture, its environmental activism, and its civic engagement aim to secure a future for the Greater New Haven community in which the beauty of nature is both celebrated and preserved.

To support its mission, it provides programs on:

Flowers & Plants

GCNH provides education on the science and beauty of plants, including their sowing, cultivation, and arranging, while instilling an appreciation of their artistry, utility and value.


GCNH seeks ways to restore and preserve natural resources for future generations at a time of environmental threat through its member’s efforts as advocates, educators, and volunteers.


GCNH works together with other groups, and its individual members serve the community through civic beautification projects and financial support of like-minded community programs.

Garden Club of New Haven

Celebrating Our Centennial
2024- 2025

Rooted in History- Planted in the Present- Branching into the Future

The Garden Club of New Haven’s Centennial year-long celebration will reflect the Club’s core mission for the past 100 years. This is a time for proud reflection on our achievement-filled past and happy anticipation of all we can do in the future. This is also an opportunity to recognize and salute our many civic partners in the New Haven community.

That the Garden Club of New Haven has been able to stay relevant and resilient over these past ten decades is a testament to the integrity, diligence, and far-sightedness of each and every one of our members. During our Centennial year, we will salute that spirit – past, present and future.

We are committed to Civic Engagement
and work tirelessly to enhance our community

Civic Projects

Civic Projects

GCNH supports the New Haven community, including a Holiday Workshop, maintenance of Phelps Triangle Park, and New Haven Elms.



GCNH members seek preservation of natural resources and establishes ongoing community-focused projects



The Garden Club of New Haven organizes and manages scholarship awards to a local recipients.



GCNH gives awards those whose work best reflects the mission: To create interest in & promote knowledge of gardening, preservation of natural resources & civic horticultural work.

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The Garden Club of New Haven is a proud member of

​The Garden Club of America
​ &​
The ​Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. ​