Our Mission

To informally bring together Cornwall gardeners for fun, fellowship, and education while lending a garden-gloved hand to the town and its vital organizations.

About Us

Like many others during this difficult year, Charlotte Van Doren found solace in being outdoors and tending her garden. “Cornwall is full of passionate gardeners, many of whom are ‘artists on their land’—but something is missing,” mused Charlotte. She realized that Cornwall gardeners had no means of connecting socially among one another. Charlotte’s tentative email asking who would be interested in a garden club produced “an explosive response,” so she set out to create a modern version of a garden club.

When asked what most excites her about the garden club, Susie Ott responded that she “loves the fact that it’s open to beginners as well as professionals, making it a way for people to learn from one another.” Susie has joined Charlotte in spearheading the “Gardener’s Sowing Circle” to offer small group gatherings at neighbors’ gardens, hoping to create a more intimate sphere in which to meet fellow garden enthusiasts and exchange garden wisdom. Dee Saloman will offer the first such tour with a woodland wildflower walk. Anyone interested in more information can contact cornwallgardenclub1@gmail.com.
—Juliet Hubbard

Get Involved!

First and foremost, the Cornwall Garden Club welcomes gardeners of all abilities. There are no membership dues. Its mission is “to informally bring together Cornwall gardeners for fun, fellowship, and education, while lending a garden-gloved hand to the town and its vital organizations.” Secondly, a Slack hashtag has been created, #cornwallgardenclub, with the goal of providing members with an easy forum for the exchange of information and garden photos. And there is even a logo, designed by Adam, Charlotte’s artist husband. Quickly an exciting roster of events developed. All the details are included in the enclosed Chronicle insert.

How to reach us


2021 Upcoming events

Saturday, September 18, 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Join the fun as we celebrate our first year with a festive picnic and plant swap with new and old Cornwall gardening friends. Give the season a green thumbs-up send off! Bring a pot luck picnic offering and blanket, CHLA. Rain date, September 25. RSVP to lillyott@yahoo.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 4:00 – 5:30 P.M.

An XCOLLAB to Benefit the Cornwall Food Pantry

Join award winning food editor/stylist Stephana Bottom as she moderates three all star Cornwall master bakers in a Zoom bake-off of their best apple recipes. Celebrated culinary wizards Susie Lily Ott, Susan Saccardi and Frances Boswell will surprise, delight and educate a hungry Cornwall audience.

Please submit the form and donation through our new website: cornwallgardenclub.org before Friday, October 8, 5:00 P.M. E.T.

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2021 Past events

Thursday, July 15, 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.

A special private tour of Wethersfield Garden in Amenia, NY with head gardener Toshi Yano. Tour & box lunch $30, limit 20 participants. RSVP by July 6 to cornwallgardenclub1@gmail.com

Thursday, June 24, 5:00 P.M.

Join Roxana Robinson as she tackles issues and possibilities in her Cornwall meadow. Limit 25 in-person. RSVP by June 17 to cornwallgardenclub1@gmail.com. This event will be recorded.

Saturday, June 19, 9:30-11:00 A.M.

Contribute small cut flowers in bud vases to sell at Books & Blooms to benefit the library. Ribbons for most artistic, creative & inspired — wild and weird most appreciated! Bring your bouquet/bud vase to the library, day of by 8:45 A.M.