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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!


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

Mark your calendar for 2024!!

April 25, at 12:30 p.m. Spring Awakening: Ephemeral Flowers, Fruiting Fungi and More! Come join Hildene’s programing naturalist, Rose West, on an optional walk where we will get a closer look at lichen, moss and more. Following the walk there will be an educational presentation using a microscope for further appreciation.

Please Note:

For those planning on doing the walk- Arrive and meet in Beckwith Room between 12-12:15pm
For those planning on attending the meeting only- Arrive by 1 pm for GCM General Meeting and presentation.

CHANGE Location: Hildene’s Beckwith Room in the Welcome Center 

Coordinator: Melissa Bell 

Saturday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. Green Up Day on River Road This is a statewide event of greening up Vermont. Location: Meet at the fountain below Wilburton Inn Coordinator: Barbara Powers Wednesday,

May 15, at 1:00 p.m. The Wildness of Vermont Nature Conservancy’s photographer and wildlife biologist Tom Rogers will talk about changes that each season brings to our natural world and what we can all do to ensure the beauty of our state for future generations. Location: Manchester Community Library Coordinator: Martha Heilemann



This year (2024) our Scholarship Amount is $3,000 Application Deadline is May 6, 2024

for info and application

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.   

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