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.

Visit us on our website:CornwallGardenClub.org

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.

stone stairs through white picket fence
white petals with yellow center

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.” There’s a website, cornwallgardenclub.org where you can learn about upcoming events and RSVP.  These photos were taken from a committee member’s gorgeous garden. And there is even a logo, designed by Adam, Charlotte’s artist husband. There is an exciting roster of events in 2022. Please visit our website for details.

coral and yellow zinnia in full bloom

How to reach us

a few of our 2022 events

Visit our events page:CornwallGardenClub.org/Events

Gardener’s Adventure: Tiny Hearts Flower Farm, Copake, NY 

POSTPONED (from May 12) please contact  cornwallgardenclub1@gmail.com.

Field walk, barn talk on dahlias & poppies. A joint event with The Millbrook Garden Club. Limit 20, fee $25. Rain date, May 19.

black and white flower drawing

Gardener’s Adventure, Earth Tones Nursery and Glebe House,  Woodbury, CT

Thursday, June 2, 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Nursery talk/shop followed by Gertrude Jekyll garden tour and bag lunch @ Glebe House. Earth Tones, free; Glebe House, Limit 18, fee $10. Rain date, June 9.

RSVP by Fri, May 27

2021 Past events

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.

image of apples

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.  

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.