Centennial Celebration 2024-2025

Florence Bradley’s Birthday Celebration


On May 19 2024, the Club celebrated the birthday of Florence Bradley,  first president of the Garden Club of New Haven (GCNH).  The event marked the kickoff of our exciting Centennial Celebration.  Approximately forty GCNH members met at Florence Bradley’s grave site in Grove Street Cemetery to sing one of her hymns, share in cupcakes and lemonade. GCNH member Millie Legenhausen spoke about the history of both the Grove Street Cemetery and the vision of Florence Bradley.  Two mountain laurels (Kalmia Sarah) from Broken Arrow Nursery were planted at the site.   Great thanks go to Mimi and to Maggie Gottschalk for their  work in arranging this day.  It was a beautiful and meaningful event for the Club.