The Garden Club of Richfield Springs
VILLAGE CLOCK: PICTURE at RIGHT
When you come to the four corners, there on the left sits the restored town clock. The Garden Club has maintained the plantings around it for many years.
In 2006, 2007, a massive planting of spring bulbs and lovely rose bushes and shrubs were planted around the clock. The cost was taken on by the Village and Club. A generous donation of bulbs was provided by Kinney Drugs. The Garden Club maintains the area.
SCHOOL FLAG POLE
As you approach the school, you see a flagpole garden full of bulbs and annuals and in the traditional RSCS colors of purple and gold.
Also, the Garden Club provides the planting of and seasonal displays of the urns in front of the school and the planter under the electronic sign.
During the Christmas season, a large wreath adorns the front of the school thanks to a project taken on by the club and the generous financial assistance from Jim Jordan. It is in memory of his mom. She was an active member of the Garden Club for many years. Behind the school in the courtyard, a new perennial bed was provided by the Garden Club in 2007.
The plants were donated by a long-time Richfield resident. The students use this garden for learning experiences in several different classes.
As you approach the village from the west, you see two crabapple trees planted in the Memorial Park. One was planted by the Garden Club as part of a National Project to give thanks to our military service people. The Patriotic Tree was planted in 2007 as part of this project and as an addition to an ongoing planting of crabapple trees throughout the community.
A quick head-turn to the right and you see the library plantings and the NYS award-winning Colonial Herb Garden started in 1967. The herb garden is totally maintained by the Garden Club with several different beds and plants. Seasonal plantings are provided in the urns at the entrance to the library. Beds have been established around the library to grow plants for sale at the Annual Plant Sale. A statue was recently added to the display.
The library serves as our Garden Club’s home base as meetings are often held in the Memorial Room and members provid. The club provides special displays during certain times of the year: themed displays on the shelf above the door leading from the library to the Memorial Room and a Christmas show at least every other year in the Memorial room.
1. Maintain the planted areas sponsored by the Garden Club at the Village Clock, Richfield Springs Public Library, Richfield Springs Central School, the Firehouse and Blue Star Memorial.
2. Plant, cultivate, and maintain the 1976 Colonial Herb Garden.
3. Engage youth and encourage environmental education; i.e. the RSCS flagpole garden and the annual "Plant a Family Tree" project.
4. Provide seasonal displays in the Richfield Springs Public Library throughout the year.
5. Prepare and arrange floral designs for commencement exercises at RSCS.
6. Create and place Christmas decorations in the Village and continue active support of Christmas lighting.
7. Continued support of local environmental and conservation efforts.
Richfield Springs Village Clock October 2020. Hydrangeas and alyssum still blooming.
Planting bulbs at the flag pole at the Richfield Springs Central School - October 2020.