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Keeping Norwalk Beautiful for 90 Years

Norwalk Garden Club celebrates Milestone Anniversary

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Norwalk, CT | Added on June 04, 2014 At 02:59 PM

Petal by petal, they having been keeping Norwalk beautiful for 90 years.

"It's been a long time but it has been wonderful," said Patricia Taylor, a member of the Norwalk Garden Club for over 40 years.

Since 1924, the Norwalk Garden Club has worked within the community with the certain goals in mind.

Janet Valus, President of the Norwalk Garden Club said, "Beautification, conservation, preservation and education."

"I have been in the garden club for 37 years. It's a long time but it's a wonderful group of ladies and we do a lot of wonderful work," said Marlene DiPanfilis.

In addition to planting on the Historic Norwalk Green since 1977 and other spots in the city, the Club inspires gardeners to get their hands dirty.

"I regularly in Washington get groups of members of garden clubs coming down to talk about climate change, to talk about preserving the Sound, to talk about things like GMOs and lots of issues that relate back to the earth and agriculture so there is a lot more here than planting flowers," said Congressman Jim Himes.

"It's educational. The programs that we have teach us so much about the Earth, the soil, what to do and what not to do and we have wonderful guest speakers that come and educate us. It's also good for us to teach our children and our grandchildren," added DiPanfilis.

For more information about the Norwalk Garden Club, visit

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