The Garden Club of Manchester was founded in 1920 with the simple mission to promote love for, interest in and knowledge of horticulture.

While the mission has stayed the same, the Club has grown in membership, from 10 to over 100, and the work of the Club can be seen throughout the Manchester/Dorset and surrounding areas, from civic beautification to conservation to education.  Please explore the site to learn more!

Speckled Swan Gourds
Speckled Swan Gourds

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Russian Sage

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Speckled Swan Gourds
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Click here to see a listing of all upcoming meetings and events

Upcoming Events
and Meetings

Dues Reminder


Dues are due by October 1, 2021 

Click here to pay online


Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Landscape and Garden Design

GCM member and owner of Verdant View, Kathy Moreau will speak about her elegant and native garden designs.

Location:  Equinox Village

Coordinator: Beth Alden

Tuesday, October 19th  at 9:00 a.m.
Manchester Town Green Clean Up

If you have some time to give Sue Hinkel and her volunteers would be happy to have some extra hands to help but the Green to bed for the winter.  This is part of our Civic Beautification Duties.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Following Vincent

GCM Member Carol Berry will enlighten us with her knowledge of Vincent Van Gogh.

Location: Hildene Beckwith Room

Coordinator:  Carol Berr

Monday, November 22 at 9:00 a.m.

Annual Greens Workshop

As part of our Civic Beautification project come lend a hand to decorate and deliver wreaths we donate to area buildings. At the same time we will work on making wreaths, arrangements, and ornamentation for our booth at SVAC Holiday Market.

Location:  Manchester First Congregational Church

Coordinators:   Carmen Bodge and Sue Hinkel


Saturday and Sunday, December 4th and 5th

Holiday Market at SVAC

We will ask members to sign up for shifts to cover our booth at SVAC where we will be selling wreaths, arrangements, swags, boxwood trees, handmade ornaments, baked goods and more.  This is a fun fundraiser for our club!  Members please join in and help as much as you can.

Coordinators:  Beth Alden, Becky Burke, Carol Munson


Wednesday, December 8, 2021 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Annual Tea and Ornament Exchange

Join in the fun of our annual event in a relaxed setting before the holiday rush.

Location: Home of Christina Nichols

Coordinator: Christina Nichols

Seven Springs Garden and Sculpture Park

The gardens at Seven Springs combine the beauty of nature’s art with the magnificence of outdoor sculpture. Set between the Green Mountains and the Taconic Range, Seven Springs invites visitors to enjoy an art-garden adventure in a serene southwestern Vermont pastoral setting.  Opening July 10th by appointment, learn more @ https://sevenspringsgarden.com