The Kent Garden Club has announced its upcoming meetings and plans for the season.

This season's meetings will include a tour of Hollister House in Washington and rose gardens in Elizabeth Park in West Hartford; a lecture about the symbiotic link among songbirds, insects and gardens; a program with nursery manager of White Flower Farm in Litchfield; and a program with an herbalist about foraging from the wild and making herbal tinctures.

A meeting is held the fourth Thursday of each month.

The October meeting will feature elections and an end-of-season potluck meal.

Members are encouraged to promote the club to new members since the group has seen a diminishing membership in the last few years.

On the agenda this season will be the painting of the four "Welcome to Kent" signs and the cleaning of the wooden benches and trash holders, originally given by the garden club, that line the village streets.

In other news, the club recently held its annual spring meeting at The Fife'n Drum with 15 members and two guests in attendance.

Following a luncheon at tables decorated with potted tiny daffodils, club president Nancy Shaefer presented the spring and summer programs, and described various projects the club traditionally offers.

The club also recently held its annual sale, featuring tools, plants, lawn furniture and ornaments, pots and other goods, and participated in the annual Arbor Day event at Kent Center School.

Ongoing activities include maintenance of the planters at the Civil War Monument, making sure there are American flags on patriotic holidays; holiday decorations around town and decorative arrangements for people in need; maintenance of the gardens at the town hall flag pole, the Swift House, the town Green and at the "Welcome to Kent" signs.

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