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


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.

Cabin Fever Luncheon

It is time to break out of the cabin fever doldrums and share camaraderie and friendship with fellow members.

Location:  Marsh Tavern, Equinox Resort

Coordinator:  Carol Munson


Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

East Dorset Historic Homes

GCM member Michele Pagan will speak about homes that pre-date the marble industry.  The talk will feature the plants and garden styles from the time of the Revolution up to the Colonial Revival period.

Location:  Manchester Community Library

Coordinator:  Mary Schwartz


Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Dried Flower How-To by Barbara

GCM member Barbara Powers has been creating beautiful dried flower arrangements for years at Hildene. We will learn how to dry flowers and use them in arrangements.

Location:  Hildene Beckwith Room

Coordinator:  Barbara Powers