Shelton garden club brings back annual plant sale

The garden at Shelton High School, recently redesigned by member of the Olde Ripton Garden Club.

The garden at Shelton High School, recently redesigned by member of the Olde Ripton Garden Club.

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SHELTON — April showers will be giving way to May flowers just in time for Mother’s Day — those sold at the annual Olde Ripton Garden Club plant sale.

The non-profit organization’s sale, canceled last year because of the pandemic, is returning May 8 from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church parking lot, 25 Church St. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Proceeds from the sale benefit community projects, scholarships, school programs, senior garden therapy and beautifying city gardens.

The Olde Ripton Garden Club, a non-profit organization created in 1976, was founded to provide gardening knowledge of flowers, vegetables and trees; education in artistic design, landscaping, conservation, nature study, garden planning and natural resource conservation; promote protection of the environment; and assist in beautifying streets, highways and grounds around public buildings.

The club also presents the annual Julia Adams Scholarship to a Shelton High School student who plans to study horticulture, conservation or the environment and contributes to a scholarship sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of CT Inc.

Club members also plant annuals, perennials, herbs and shrubs, purchased from local florists; weed, feed, cultivate, mulch, edge and water in summer at city gardens; and refurbish and update gardens and seasonal decorations at the Huntington Green, Plumb Memorial Library, Shelton History Center Herb & Fragrance Garden; the Shelton Community Center perennial garden; the Huntington Post Office; and the entrance to Shelton High School.

The club also annually creates holiday decorations for Shelton locations including City Hall, the Shelton Community Center, the police station, Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch libraries, the Shelton Senior Center, the Shelton History Center and 11 schools.

For more information on joining the club or donating plants to the plant sale, visit on Facebook at: