In 1992 a small group of dedicated gardeners joined together and created an organization to “promote appreciation and cultivation of plants, and the creation, conservation and maintenance of gardens and suitable habitats for such plants through educational programs and meetings.” Two decades later and with over 400 members, Mad Gardeners continues to inspire and educate. Throughout the year we offer programs, workshops and symposiums on the design and maintenance of beautiful gardens, with an emphasis on sustainable gardening practices and use of native plants.
Mad Gardeners was incorporated in 2002. We are qualified as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which allows us to expand our mission to educate the public, support student development and opportunities, increase awareness of significant developments in sustainable landscape gardening and design, and to help cultivate professional skills in the industry. We sincerely appreciate the generous contributions from our members and the community, as that is what continues to keep our mission alive.
Download a Membership Application/Renewal Form or send a request for an application along with a stamped, self-addressed, business sized envelope to Angela Dimmitt, PO Box 146, Sherman, CT 06784. Please do not telephone. Those requesting membership after September 1 will receive an application for the coming year. Membership is open to everyone. Do not hesitate to recommend us to anyone who might benefit from the networking and educational opportunities we provide.
Welcome to the Mad Gardener’s website. We hope you’ll find it to be a useful and inspiring resource. In addition to the local events listings, we have pages covering environmental alerts, horticultural and environmental issues and developments that may affect your gardening practices, a “special topics” page and much more. Additionally, Mad Gardeners holds garden meetings that are open to the public and an inspiring symposium each spring to get our creative juices flowing in time for the coming growing season. For our members we have several exciting new gardens to visit this year as part of our members-only open gardens program. Not a member? If you’d like to join Mad Gardeners, please see below instructions. Happy gardening!
OFFICERS & ADVISOR:
Vice President—Eileen Mulvihill
Recording Secretary—Michele MacKinnon
Corresponding Secretary—Maureen McLachlan
Advisor—David Moran, HVRHS, 860-824-5123 Ext. 463
Membership List—Angela Dimmitt, 860-355-3429
Garden Tour Booklet—Margaret Moebius: firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden Tour Coordinator—Angela Dimmitt: email@example.com
Newsletter Editor—Kathy Diemer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Events—Paula Caceci: email@example.com
Symposium Coordinator—Eileen Mulvihill
Symposium Exhibits—Dana Slaughter
Symposium Food—Lydia Smith
Symposium Registration—Sharon Tingley, Marsha Kaufman
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
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