The Club fosters an appreciation of gardening within the community, and has been aptly described as a "small club with a big heart."
Each December, the members gather to create one-of-a-kind arrangements with fresh greens, as well as the ever popular mailbox covers that are sold at the annual Holiday Boutique held on the first weekend in December. We also decorate Nichols Village street signs along Huntington Tpke and Shelton Rd with handmade greenery swags for the holidays.
The Club also does community outreach to local nursing homes with flower arrangements as well as providing support to others in the community who are involved in beautifying the Nichols and Trumbull areas.
We proudly sponsor a scholarship which is awarded each year to a student graduating from any high school in the greaterTrumbull area who is continuing his or her education in the environmental/horticultural sciences.
We are always seeking additional ways to beautify the Trumbull community.
Currently, we are actively involved in the Pollinator Pathway project. Our Garden Club was awarded a $1000 Community Project Grant from the National Garden Club's Plant America Committee! In short, the proposed project involves turning a portion of the slope between the parking lot and the ballfields of the NIA property into a native meadowscape for our pollinators. This is a wonderful opportunity for NGC to give back - not only to the environment, but in the beautification of our town and engagement in our community.
Below are additional examples of the organizations/projects Nichols Garden Club has supported:
Nichols Improvement Association – various donations (monetary, purchase tables/chairs and other household items, and landscape plantings)
Trumbull Historical Society – monetary donation, oak tree planting and herb garden planting and upkeep
Trumbull Library – floral arrangements for Taste of Trumbull library benefit
Trumbull Bicentennial Commemorative Fountain supporter and 100 year Time Capsule contributor
Fairchild Nichols Library – donation of books and videos
Five Senses Garden in Trumbull’s Arts and Nature center