The Haddam Garden Club, Inc.
Haddam Garden Club Fundraising Events
The Haddam Garden Club raises funds to establish and maintain our beautification projects and to sustain our scholarship program. We invite you to join us at these events in support of our goals and efforts.
Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 13, 2023 - the day before Mother's Day
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. or until we sell out! Rain or Shine
Haddam Elementary School Parking Lot
272 Saybrook Road, Higganum, CT
Looking for that perfect gift for Mother's Day? Come to the Haddam Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale and choose from a large selection of plants grown by our members and generous donors. Our main attractions this year will be perennials and a selection of orange double daylilies. We will also have some gardening-related items too. In addition, Bartlett Tree Service is donating 100 FREE dogwood tree seedlings - one per customer while supply lasts! This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, so please come out and support us! Look for us in the parking lot of Haddam Elementary School on Rt. 154. from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. or until we sell out. We'll have treasures galore - you won't go home empty-handed!
Majestic, Magical & Mysterious!
It was with great disappointment and an abundance of caution that we POSTPONED our Crop Circles Fundraising event in March of 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, we have contacted John Root, our speaker, and are working to reschedule for a time that is safe to do so. We will be sure to keep you updated here as plans evolve for 2023-2024.
photographs @ Steve Alexander: www.temporarytemples.co.uk
A presentation by John Root, engaging naturalist and educator. Join us in learning about these designs that have been appearing with increasing sophistication during the past three decades in farmers’ fields and other locations all over the world. Hear about effects on electronics, soils, animals and human visitors! You are invited to share your reactions to these images and to speculate about how and why they are manifesting on our landscape!
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm.
at the Haddam Firehouse 439 Saybrook Rd., Higganum, CT
$20 per person
Enjoy delicious soups lovingly prepared by Haddam Garden Club chefs
with cornbread, rolls, desserts, coffee and tea...B.Y.O.B.
There will be a Silent Auction to include an antique ship's wheel, an original painting
by local artist Dodie Ruimerman and more!
Don't delay - our events sell-out quickly!
RSVP to Lynne Cooper: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download a copy of the flier here.
Some Past Events
Haddam Neck Fair
Friday, September 3 - Monday, September 6 2021
The Haddam Neck Fair is a genuine Country & Agricultural Fair held every Labor Day weekend at the Fair Grounds in Haddam Neck, CT. It is an independent, family-oriented, major social and agricultural event promoting farming and conservation practices to improve quality of life. It is supported entirely by funds it raises and by the hard work of its volunteers.
The Haddam Garden Club is proud to be a part of the volunteer effort for this wonderful event. We manage the Flowers & Horticulture Specimens and Indoor Plant Contest. Each year, hundreds of items are entered for evaluation, including flower arrangements reflecting the Theme for the Year.
This year’s Theme is “The Mayflower”. We had hoped to use this theme last year to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing but COVID had other ideas. However, it did take until 1621 until there were enough homes built for everyone to live on land in Massachusetts so Mayflower it is! More information on this special theme, plus all the competition classes you can enter can be found at www.HaddamNeckFair.com in the Flowers and Horticulture section of the Exhibitor's Guide.
This list of plants may be appropriate to use in a Flower Arrangement entry. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you at the Fair!
If you would like to see more photos from this event in 2019, please visit our Gallery page.
Haddam Farmer's Market
August 13 and September 17, 2021
Come visit us at the Haddam Farmer's Market where we will have beautiful bouquets of cut flowers, lovely hand-embroidered lavender sachets, our very own "Digging In" Cookbook, and other irresistible items! The Market runs on Fridays from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Haddam Elementary School parking lot located at 272 Saybrook Road (Rt 154). We will be there on August 13th and September 17th.
If you would like to see more photos from this event last year, please visit our Gallery page.
Town-Wide Tag Sale
May 22, 2021
Once again we will be participating in the Haddam Junior Women's Club Town-Wide Tag Sale. Our main attraction will be a large selection of plants grown by our Garden Club members, but we will also have some household and gardening items too. In additoin, Bartlett Tree Service is donating 100 FREE dogwood saplings - one per customer while supply lasts! This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, so please come out and support us! Look for us at our usual spot in the parking lot of Haddam Elementary School on Rt. 154. We'll have treasures galore - you won't go home empty-handed!
If you would like to see more photos from this event, please visit our Gallery page.
Pruning 101: How, When & Why
We'd like to send out a huge Thank You to all those who joined us for this SOLD OUT event! We all enjoyed a variety of creative and delicious soups, chili, cornbread, desserts and beverages all while learning about pruning woody shrubs and trees from Dr. Yonghao Li, a plant pathologist with CT Agricultural Experiment Station. We also had a silent auction featuring a beautiful painting by our our talented member Dodie D'Oench! You can find more photos on our Gallery page.
Please check our website often so you don't miss our next fundraiser. Our events are popular and usually sell-out quickly!