We are a loosely organized group of volunteers who maintain more than 60 flower gardens and planters on town land throughout Simsbury. These projects are funded by the Town of Simsbury.
Visit our flower gardens:
- In various locations at Schultz Park and Town Hall.
- In various locations at the Simsbury Public Library.
- At the entrance and on the golf course at the Simsbury Recreation Center and at the entrance to the Apple Barn.
- At Simsbury welcome signs and brownstone pillars located on Route 10 (north and south town borders), Route 185 and Bushy Hill Road.
- At the Community Gardens on Sand Hill Road
- At various islands, intersections and triangles throughout town: Route 10 and West St.; Routes 10 and 315; Firetown Road and Seminary; Old Farms Road and Holcomb St.; Old Farms Road and Hedgehog Lane; Farms Village Road and Westledge; Holcomb St. and County Road; Sugarloaf Cut and West Mountain Road; Terry’s Plain Road and Quarry St.; Terry’s Plain Road and East Weatogue; Routes 315 and 189.
- And planters located at: Town Hall; Eno Memorial Hall; the entrance to the Flower Bridge; the corner of Routes 10 and 185; the intersection of Route 315 and Winthrop St.; the commuter parking lot in Weatogue; Notch Road, and Curtis Park.
Frequently asked questions:
What do members do? Some members adopt a garden or planter, which involves planting in the Spring and maintenance from May through September. Maintenance includes watering and deadheading as required through the season – watering is necessary at least once a week, more often during a hot dry period.
Other members get involved once a year to help with spring or fall cleanup, planting, or spreading mulch. Still others help with the organization of specific events.
Volunteers make their own schedule and hours to fit their lifestyle.
How often do we meet? We meet at least once a year in the fall to review the past year, any issues we have encountered, and future projects. Attendance is encouraged but isn’t required.
Do I pay dues or have to help raise funds? No, our funding comes from the town.
Do I have to be an expert gardener? No, novices are welcome - we are happy to mentor new gardeners. There are plenty of opportunities for non-gardeners too.
|Elizabeth V. Burt||Chair|