The Kensington Garden Club is an active working organization. We have many interesting speakers and events. Members are expected to participate in projects, meetings and activities developing and utilizing their unique skills and interests.

    Before becoming a member, we request that potential members attend three meetings or two meetings and a workshop.  When you have made a decision to join the organization, we will provide an application form.

    Some of our activities and member responsibilities are as follows:

    Members participate by attending monthly meetings. Each member takes a turn helping the Hospitality Committee by providing baked goods or creating a flower arrangement.  

    Assist other members in civic development projects such plantings at the Marjorie Moore Bird Sanctuary, Volunteer Park, or the Kensington and East Berlin Post Offices, and the Civil War Monument at Kensington Congregational Church.                 

    Create seasonal displays for Town Hall, the Berlin-Peck Library, and the Senior Center. 

    Make arrangements and wreaths for sale at the Berlin Fair. Assist in selling these one-of-a-kind creations at the Berlin Fair.

    Help out with special events such as the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, plant sale, Holiday Boutique, Scarecrow Contest or Berlin Farmers Market.   

    Learn about new trends in landscaping including trees and shrubs, organic and container gardening, floral design, as well as best practices for endangered species.  Maintaining personal physical fitness for gardening is covered too! 




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For Further Information 
Contact KGC 
at
Kensingtongardenclub@hotmail.com
(see below)

2017 - 2019 Officers (left to right)

    Former Director............................Debbi Wright    
    President..............................................Kathy Ginotti
    Vice President..............................Paula Archaki 
    Treasurer......................................................Dottie Fox    
    Director...........................................Elva Stregowski 
    (not pictured)    
    Rec. Secretary.............Elaine Erwin Matulis 
    Corres. Secretary...............Mary Ann Cianci 




Kensington Garden Club Officers & Committees - 2017-2019
    Committees

Artistic: Town Hall
Awards
Budget
Civic Development:
    East Berlin Post Office
    Kensington Post Office
    Marjorie Moore Bird Sanctuary
    Civil War Monument
    Worthington Ridge Monument
Garden Therapy
Horticulture
Hospitality
Library
Membership/Yearbook
Photography
Publicity
Scholarship
Sunshine
Telephone Tree
Volunteer Park/Clock/Scarecrow
Ways & Means
Web Master
Wreaths



The Kensington Garden Club's flower is the Pink Dogwood (Cornus Florida).
 The club's colors are pink and green.           

        
        DOGWOOD TREE
                   by Marion Doyle

     In May the Dogwood blossomed,
    And oh, but it was fair;
    As if the shimmering whiteness hung
    Suspended in the air.

    When summer came I passed to find
    Its flowering was done,
    But lovely still, in silver-green,
    It took the morning sun.

    And when, in gray November,
    Once more with it I stood,
    Its little lamps of scarlet tips 
    Lit all the sombre wood.

    It was as if that slender tree
    Was a message meant for me:
    What if the sky was tarnished metal?
    I could recall each pearly petal.

    And here were berries flaming bright
    as a signal fire at night.
    Spelling out against the skies:
    Nothing ever wholly dies.

    I brought a branch away with me
    as living shibboleth,
    A shinning promise there shall be,
    Out of dark November death,
    White rebirth in a Dogwood tree--

    And glowing as that branch, my faith
    Renewed in immortality.

    (as found in the 1971-1972 KGC yearbook)
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RESOURCES
Resources
Rose arches at Elizabeth Park in Hartford
In loving memory of Joanne.
​    Her favorite flowers,
arranged by fellow member, Amber..
In loving memory of Jean S.
In loving memory of Betty