About the Haddam Garden Club


Who We Are

The Haddam Garden Club (HGC) was founded on October 13, 1930 by Dr. Kate Mead and Mrs. Mary G. Hinds and has since become a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer organization based in the town of Haddam, CT. We typically meet on the second Wednesday morning of the month and we strive to:

  • stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and floral design among amateurs;

  • aid in the protection of native flora and fauna;

  • promote civic planting and conservation;

  • organize social activities for the benefit of our members; and

  • involve each member as an active participant.

Please visit our Meetings webpage for more information.


Our Civic Gardens

The Haddam Garden Club has established and is proud of the care we take in maintaining several gardens in Haddam, Higganum, and Tylerville which include:

  • Welcome Signs Throughout Town

  • Brainerd Memorial Library

  • Higganum Green & Gazebo

  • Haddam Green

  • Town Office Building

  • Municipal Transfer Station

We also create beautiful holiday floral arrangements for all of the municipal buildings.  For more information, please visit our Civic Gardens webpage.


Our Structure

Our basic structure consists of an Executive Board and several Standing Committees.  Additional committees are often added as the need arises.  Please see our most current description of the committees and their chairs.  For details of our club structure, please see the complete text of our By-laws.


Officers 2020


Debbie Karpf
Vice President
Elizabeth Adams
Recording Secretary
Kate Renwick
Corresponding Secretary

Myra Aronow

Lynne Cooper


Standing Committees and Chairs


Civic Projects
Barbara Stellenwerf


Lori Munson


Elizabeth Adams

Debbie Karpf


Garden Therapy

Mary Todzia

Golden Days

Lynda Birch


Barbara Glista


Rogene Gillmor



Barbara Smith





Gail Christie

Terry Twigg

ScholarshipSusan Rutty


Tag Sale

Dodie D'Oench Ruimerman

Town Enhancement

Bob Waller

Transfer Station
Barbara Glista



KC Alexander


Sister Doretta



We would love to grow our membership with additional community-minded people!  Membership in the Haddam Garden Club is open to all regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, or religious affiliation.  Prospective members must attend two meetings to ascertain interest in joining the HGC.  Membership will be activated at the third meeting upon receipt of the completed Membership Form and annual dues.

  • HGC Membership Form   PDF    Word

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Haddam Garden Club, please contact our President, Debbie Karpf.  If you are experiencing issues with our website, please contact our webmaster, KC Alexander.

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Website last updated on 1-13-21

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