6/4/2023 – Sunday 1p to 4p – Welles Shipman Ward House (972 Main St., South Glastonbury). Militia Day: Shipbuilders and Privateers – Members are needed to help represent GPIP at our information table, work in the Colonial Kitchen Garden and enjoy the festivities. GPIP members attend free of charge.
5/24/2023 – Wednesday 10a – Town Center Planters (2407 Main St. – front lawn of WTM Library)
Spring planting for added beauty for Town Center. Annuals will be planted in many planters to be placed around town. Fun project. You’ll see the rewards of your efforts every time you pass through town during the summer months.
5/23/2023 – Tuesday 10a – Village Green Planters (39 Knox Lane, Glastonbury)
Spring planting for added beauty for the residents. Annuals will be planted in many planters at various locations around the property. Fun project. The residents are very appreciative of our work.
UPDATE- 5/20/2023 – Saturday 1p to 4p – Welles Shipman Ward House (972 Main St., South Glastonbury. Kids Step Back in Time Event
UPDATE – Sue to weather forecast GPIP will not be attending. However, the event will be held in the Tobacco Shed – GPIP members are needed to offer help with the event and can attend free of charge. We will show the children and their families how to plant the Colonial Kitchen Garden, make newspaper pots for kale seedlings to take home, grind corn using mortal & pestle, and make a scarecrow for the garden. This is a fun event. You do not need to know how to do any of these tasks – come and learn with the kids as you teach them.
UPDATE! South Glastonbury Planters Now Thurs 5/18 @ 2p, same time and place – (885 Main St., South Glastonbury – parking lot).
Due to the frost advisory – Spring planting for added beauty in South Glastonbury. Annuals will be planted at various sites. Fun project. Rain date: 5/18 @ 2p
5/18/2023 – Thursday 10a – WTM Library (2407 Main St. – front entrance & patio).
It’s time to make the entrance of the library beautiful by planting annuals and sprucing up the patio perennial garden. Rain date: 5/19 @ 10a
4/3/2023 @ 6p-7:30p Please join us at the Riverfront Community Center (Community Room B) to celebrate GPIP’s 20th Anniversary!!
Delayed until 1p on 11/13/2022 – Winter Planters – creating some greenery for the winter months
Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow morning, this event has been delayed until 1p – still tomorrow.
Creating Winter Planters for Town Center and South Glastonbury Center
Sunday 11/13 @ 1p
Meet in front of the Chamber of Commerce building at the corner of Main St. & Hebron Ave.
We have a lot of fun creating beautiful planters with Winter Greens. Come join us. This is one of the most fun events of the year.
You get to use your imagination and create a beautiful planter with the help of a couple people. The planters bring color for the winter months. Greens are provided, but you can bring more if you like. We can never have too many. Do you have a friend that you would like to team up with to create a planter? Bring your two or three person team and get an assignment. Greens are provided.
No need to sign up, just show up!
Bring your clippers, gloves and personal water bottle.
Meet in front of The Chamber of Commerce building on Main St. @ Hebron Ave. You choose a location to work, so you might be on the team at South Glastonbury, the Library or here at Main Street. You might even work on the back entrance of the Library. We create about 15 large planters for town.
We welcome all who would like to help with this event.
To be rescheduled – watch for new date & time 11/5/2022 @ 9a – Kitchen Garden @ Welles Shipman Ward House – Fall cleanup
CANCELLED….Saturday – 11/5/2022 – Welles Shipman Ward House Kitchen Garden
Fall cleanup from 9a to 10a of the garden for winter. This is a small garden so the work should go quickly.
Bring garden spade or fork, clippers and gloves.
11/5/2022 @ 8:30a to 11a – The Medians – Fall work
The Medians @ Rt 17/Main Street
Fall cleanup Saturday 11/5 @ 8:30a to 11a
Light gardening will happen; here’s what we have planned:
• cut back perennials: Russian sage, nepeta, sedum, asters, golden rod, irises, hydrangeas, allium, roses etc. on both islands.
• prune woody plants as necessary
• tidy up/plant perennials on south island cross walk (new).
• I’m sure there’s more.
Come if you can, bring a friend, stay as long as you can.
• park off Buttonball lane, Shipman nursery driveway on the right, please grab a safety vest when crossing the street to the gardens.
• early birds can choose the task they prefer
• tools if you have them: hedge clippers (manual or powered), loppers, hand clippers, tarp, rake, buckets, work gloves, warm clothes in layers, personal water and a smile.