Events & Activities

MANCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL GALA
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:30-9:00 pm
Adams Mill Restaurant, Manchester

A fund-raiser for the Society and its programs with glamour, gifts, good fellowship, entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, wine, and dessert and coffee. Live auction, music, holiday festivities, and some surprises. The museum store will be open. A very popular event! The building is accessible, with a ramp at the Pine Street door. Club members create and donate wreaths for the auction.
 

CHENEY HOMESTEAD HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
As part of the Holiday open house throughout the Historic District all are invited to visit the Cheney Homestead at 106 Hartford Road, decorated for the holidays by the Manchester Garden Club. The museum stores at the History Center and Old Manchester Museum will be open, with books on local history, copies of vintage maps, t-shirts with historic scenes of Manchester, mugs, notecards, and limited-edition ceramic tree ornaments. The open houses are free, donations accepted.
 

CONNECTICUT FLOWER SHOW: BREATH OF SPRING
AT THE CONNECTICUT CONVENTION CENTER

February 22-25, 2018

Visit the 37th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, Breath of Spring. Attend over 80 hours of seminars and demonstrations. Club members are encouraged to enter the individual horticultural competitions, as well as to participate in the creation of a club entry.
 

37th ANNUAL FINE ART AND FLOWERS WADSWORTH ATHENEUM
April TBD, 2018
Each year, club members design and donate an arrangement interpreting one of the pieces of art in the museum. An annual three day event with floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by works of art in the collection created by community florists, garden clubs, and designers.
 

MANCHESTER GARDEN CLUB SPRING PLANT SALE
May 19, 2018, (8:30 am sharp, rain or shine )
Community Baptist Church Parking Lot
585 East Center Street, Manchester (by the Green)

Each spring, club members dig and pot more than 1,000 plants and shrubs to sell at this annual sale. The Plant Sale is staffed by club members, so buyers have access to the gardener who donated the plants and can hear first hand the success tips that have worked for them. The Plant Sale starts promptly at 8:30 am, rain or shine. Nearly a thousand plants are gone by around 10:30 am!