The Greenport Garden Club was organized in March, 1976 by Mrs. John Weinman. The Club has 20 active members, 3 associate members and 3 honorary members. The Club Flower is the Violet. The Garden Club participates in Education and Outreach programs and supports our community through many civic beautification programs, workshops, field trips, garden therapy and student scholarships.
The Greenport Graden Club presents a cash award yearly to a graduating Hudson High School Student to apply toward career preparation in the field of agriculture, agronomy, botany, floriculture, forestry horticulture environment studies, landscape design or natural resource conservation. The award is primarily funded by General Roll Leaf President, Peter Budelman, who has pledged to support this program for five years.
Additionally, The Club will sponsor and pay tuition and travel expenses for one or more eligible junior high school students at Camp Colby’s Saranac Lake, New York for a one week environmental program given by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Mr. Peter Budelman, General Roll Leaf President, has offered to sponsor a student.
This year the Greenport Garden Club will celebrate 40 years of service to the Greenport community and will host a Garden Party on June 23rd. The Club is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Third District, Columbia County.
The club meets monthly from March through December on the first Thursday of the month at the Greenport Town Hall, 600 Town Hall Drive, Hudson. Annual dues are $20 for Active Members and $25 for Associate Members. Membership is opened year round. Contact club president Kathy Bucholsky at 828-9210 for more information.