Perennial Planters Garden Club

The Manchester Garden Club is proud to support their sister club, the Perennial Planters. Every two years the Perennial Planters conducts Manchester's premier garden tour. Proceeds from the tour help the group maintain public gardens (including Munroe Park at the intersection of East Center and Porter Streets) and to contribute to local and national charities and scholarships.


The organizations that have benefitted from the Perennial Planters' contributions over the years include:

  • Verplanck Nature Trail
  • Manchester Land Trust
  • Friends of Elizabeth Park
  • KNOX Parks Foundation
  • Hockanum River Linear Park
  • Federated Garden Club Scholarship
  • Manchester Historical Society-Holiday Wreath
  • Manchester Main Street Planters
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hartford Blooms
  • Hillstead Garden
  • Children's Butterfly Garden
  • Wickham Park
  • M.A.R.C.H.
  • Perennial Planters Garden Tour Scholarship through the Manchester Scholarship Foundation
  • Home for the Troops Garden
  • Bennet Middle School Garden
  • Illing Middle School Garden
  • Martin Elementary School Garden
  • Waddell Elementary School Garden
  • Donating to the Memorial Tree Program in memory of deceased loved ones of members
  • Manchester Public Library - purchased garden related books

Because the Perennial Planters' meetings take place in members' homes, the group maintains a small membership list and is not currently accepting new members.