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Community Outreach


Annual Plant Sale & Garden Fair

This event involves each and every member of the club in its success and offers fine plants and planting advice from our experienced gardeners for the greater community. This year the sale will take place on Mother's Day weekend.


Karen Geisler and Gail O’Sullivan
100% member participation


Club Contributions and Memberships

Members’ talents and money raised were shared with:

  • The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut

  • Connecticut Nature Conservancy

  • Old Lyme Land Trust

  • Lyme/Old Lyme Mile Creek Elementary School

  • Lyme/Old Lyme Senior Center

  • Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library

  • Essex Meadows Scholarship Foundation

  • CT College Arboretum

  • Elizabeth Park Conservancy

  • CT Farmland Trust

  • Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

  • Old Lyme Ambulance Association

  • Common Good Gardens, Old Saybrook

  • Lyme-Old Lyme Food Share Garden

  • Bride Brook Health and Rehabilitation Center, Niantic



Since 1980 Duck River Garden Club has awarded at least one scholarship per school year to deserving high school seniors who reside in Lyme or Old Lyme.  Applying students must study horticulture, agriculture, botany, landscape design, environmental studies, ecology or related fields of study.  Following interviews by the scholarship committee, recipients are selected and announced in May.  Applications are on file with guidance offices at LOLHS and The Williams School in New London.  If there are no graduating seniors eligible in a given year, the scholarship may be offered to the previous year’s recipient to assist in his/her sophomore year providing he/she has good academic standing and is continuing in a related field of study.  Or, if no eligible applicants apply, the scholarship may be offered to a deserving college student who is currently studying in one of the required fields.



Kathy Burton and Denise Dugas

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