Coventry has been called the gateway to the quiet corner and nothing represents the bucolic natural splendor better than the Coventry Town Green Garden as you travel down Route 44 entering northeast Connecticut. Every year the folks from the Coventry Garden Club turn the drabness of winter into an easel of color and natural beauty for the entire community to enjoy.
Too often we take for granted the world around us and forget those that volunteer to make our town a special place to live. This Saturday we can support their efforts and let them know that we appreciate their efforts. May 7th is the Annual Plant Sale at the Garden on the Green across from Highland Park Market from 8 AM until 1PM.
Not only will they have hanging baskets, perennials, annuals, herbs and other plants but you’ll have an opportunity to ask Master Gardeners for advice. The advice is free and all proceeds from the sale will fund a scholarship for Coventry High School students planning to study horticulture or a related field. While we all know there is no money tree perhaps we can help the gardeners raise some dollars for scholars.
Let’s see some support for these fine folks that every year toil the soil to make our Coventry Town Green a showplace. If you can not make it to the plant sale perhaps you can contact them through their Facebook page known as Coventry Garden Club.
Want to learn more about plants, gardens and things that grow? Consider this, the Coventry Garden Club meets at 7pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the Presbyterian Church of Coventry, located at 55 Trowbridge Road. According to their Facebook page potential new members and guests are always welcome. They have interesting topics and presentations such as rain gardens, planning a vegetable garden and landscaping to name a few.
Remember Sunday is Mother’s Day so stop by and pick up a plant for you and one for mom. The event is held rain or shine hope to see you all there.