Every year during the first week of June, the Wellington Garden Club joins with garden clubs across the country to celebrate National Garden Week.
On Monday, June 6, club members began National Garden Week by creating floral arrangements that were distributed to Wellington’s municipal offices, fire stations and hospitals. The club also received a proclamation from the Wellington Village Council and Mayor Anne Gerwig declaring June 6-12 as National Garden Week.
A special highlight this year was the planting of four pond cypress trees on Wednesday, June 9 in the Wellington Environmental Preserve. In addition to celebrating National Garden Week, the event also supports the National Garden Club project Plant America. Gerwig joined club members at the tree planting, which was dedicated to the memory of four members who passed away during the past year.
“This week’s events are wonderful opportunities for our club to enhance our community and celebrate National Garden Week and the Plant America project,” President Maria Wolfe said.
National Garden Week Chair Twig Morris agreed. “We are so grateful for the support our club receives from the Village of Wellington,” Morris said. “We are delighted we can show our appreciation in this way.”
The Wellington Garden Club is a nonprofit that has been serving Wellington and surrounding communities since 1982. For info., visit www.wellingtongardenclub.org.