CANCELLED – To be rescheduled – Fri 11/6/2020 @ 2:00p – Salmon Brook West planting

Date: Friday Nov 6th
Time: 2:00p to 4:00p
Location: Salmon Brook West – Main St. between Best Cleaners & Dunkin Donuts
Task: Plant 40 shrubs & 40 perennials If this task is not completed before it gets dark please consider returning on Saturday to finish the job.

Please call or email Pam to let her know you are coming for this task. We only need about eight (8) people.
Pam 860.659.3482

This is a great opportunity to learn the Horticultural way to plant properly. So, come learn while doing. Bring your gloves, trowel, small shovel if you have one and personal water. Plan to wear your mask. If you don’t have tools we have spares to share. All offers for help are welcome and appreciated.

Medians @ 17 & Main – Fall Clean-up 10/20/2018

Fall is coming! Fall is coming! Fall is coming! I feel like Chicken Little as I type this.

Soon it will be time to do Fall Clean-up of our projects.  Gardens and Planters will need some TLC before we close down for the end of the growing season. Be on the lookout for our emails, Facebook postings/events and website updates for dates and times of these events.

We will update this particular event as soon as we get closer to the date.

Medians @ 17 & Main – Work Party – 8/31 & 9/1 2018


Hello Wonderful Members & Volunteers!

We are grateful that many of you’ve answered the call for help in making over the GPIP Rt 17 North Island Median gardens. Many hands make lighter work; it’s amazing what we have accomplished as a group.

As I’m sure you are aware, the weather forecast for later this week is predicted to be over 90 degrees and humid with thunderstorms predicted on Thursday. These temps can prove dangerous for vigorous outdoor activities; namely digging perennials.  Safety first.  Therefore, Gary and I have decided to reschedule the North Island Makeover work.

Wednesday August 29th at 3:30pm
Thursday August 30th  at 3;30pm

New Dates/times:
Friday August 31st at 4:00pm: perennial (flowers and grass) removal
Saturday Sept 1st at 7:00am. Any leftover perennials to remove; plant 8 hydrangeas

We understand fully if you’re unavailable to participate at the new times. We meet again for fall cleanup on Oct 20th.

If you can come, please reply to or text or call: Andra 860.538.6049.

Please bring water, shovel, gloves, buckets & boxes to take plants home if you like.

End of Season Help Needed – 9/1 to 10/7 2018

There are still a couple of months left in this growing season. Don’t give up yet! 

We are in need of maintenance help at Buckingham Garden and on the planters at S. Glastonbury, Main Street and Hebron Avenue.  If you can give just an hour or two between 9/1 and 10/7 it would be greatly appreciated. Tasks include dead-heading and weeding, and watering at Buckingham. Pretty simple chores with fabulous results.

Contact:  Pam    860.659.3482 or

Let’s keep Glastonbury beautiful!

Veterans Memorial @ Hubbard Green – Sept 4, 5 & 6 2018

Veterans Day is just around the corner!
Calling all troops (members & volunteers)! Many are needed for planting.

Dates & Times:  next week
September 4th (Tues) – 5:00p to 7:00p
September 5th (Wed) – 4:00p to 6:00p
September 6th (Thurs) – 4:00p to 6:00p

Due to our never-ending heatwave, we’re watching the weather and will send you an update of dates/times should they change.  We will post on FaceBook, too.
Location:  Hubbard Green
No skills required: (we will teach, if needed)
Tasks: planting 200+ plants around the Veterans Memorial
Tools: (if you’ve got ’em) Gloves, Shovel, Hand trowel, bucket for debris (there may be a few weeds)

Contact: Pam  860.659.3482  or

This is the perfect time to show your appreciation for our Veterans. These plants will last for years and be appreciated by so many people. Come plant something in honor of a loved one that served (or is currently serving). Help us prepare for a beautiful place for the Veterans Day ceremony for this year and many years to come.

Fall Annual Members Meeting – October 1st, 2018

When:              October 1st 2018
Location:         Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center – 300 Welles St
Time:               6:15

6:15 –  Sign-Up and Socialize
Socialize with members, prospective members and presenters. Sandwiches, chips & beverages will be provided. Sign-up for Fall Projects [Winter Greening of Planters, Fall close down of gardens and planters]

7:00 – The meeting will begin with the greatly appreciated Girl Scout Gold Project Award presented by Zoe Kaputa, followed by the esteemed DAR Conservation Award presented by Jane Colby.  A presentation will be given by Kevin Wilcox: Plants of Fall Interest. Kevin is on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Horticulture Society as well as the Chairman for their Plant Forum.

In addition to the awards and speaker, there will be a short Member Meeting to consist of a brief overview of how GPIP operates, treasurer’s report, project updates and voting for Directors and Officers.


Fall GPIP Meeting October 2, 2017

Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center  7 – 9 PM

Following a short business meeting, we are pleased to present…

Dr. Richard Benfield’s presentation: “Plants Charlatans and James Bond-the history of our top ten plant foods”

Last fall, Dr. Benfield, Professor of Geography at CCSU, provided a photographic tour of our most beautiful parks. We found Dr. Benfield to be uniquely gifted in his presentation skills and all were captured by his wit and enthusiasm. We are sure he will once again delight us. We encourage you to come at 6:45 p.m. to sign up for fall cleanups and meet with other volunteers. All are welcome.

Please join us for an informative evening and consider volunteering for one or more of our fall cleanup projects.