Current Volunteer Opportunities for Members

The Rowayton Gardeners Club thrives on member participation. Take a look below at upcoming needs and get involved! It’s easy to fulfill your membership requirements and there are all sorts of ways to help:

Many of our programs and fundraisers require an “all hands” approach and Sign Up Genius is the tool we use  to explain specific needs for these efforts.  All members are automatically put on the Sign Up Genius  list and will receive news of new opportunities to join in via email throughout the year.

You may also choose to join an ongoing team effort like the following:

GRASS ROOTS  (Lisa Laible)

Grass Roots Tennis & Education is sponsored by the USTA and the Rowayton Gardeners have collaborated for several years in providing gardening and healthy eating sessions after school for middle school students (generally 4-5:30 pm during the school year and more flexibly during the summer months.) To join this fun and much appreciated group (and for more information), contact Lisa Laible

BAYLEY BEACH (Shirley Nichols and Barbara Curry)

Join the team that cares for the four berms, flag pole, cafe’ planters and the lifeguard planter.  Learn about our Xeriscape Garden (a drought resistant garden), and our various pollinator friendly plantings in the other berms.We generally meet on Thursday mornings between 9 and 11, for any amount of time you can spend with us.  We meet from mid May to September.  We take extra care to get the berms looking good for Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day Weekend.  For more information, contact Shirley Nichols.


For many years, the Rowayton Gardners have provided the Rowayton Library with a plant (on loan) or arrangement of flowers for its circulation desk. Contact Judy Heilmann if you are willing to bring something in and she will find you a date.

RCC ROSE GARDEN (Stella Thomas)

Join the team that cares for the long garden that borders the Library’s lower parking lot on the grounds of Rowayton Community Center! Learn how to prune and what to weed in this long perennial bed that features peonies, roses, irises and other perennials with a sprinkling of spring annuals.  The group generally meets from 8:30 to 10 am on Monday morning, April through October, weather permitting. Stella will always send an email prior to the work session to confirm it. Bring your own gloves, hat and favorite tools. Click here to add your name to Stellas email list and join in the fun!RCC BORDERS & FOUNDATION PLANTINGS (Phyllis Padro)

Learn about pruning and disease control and otherwise care for a large variety of perennials, shrubs and trees as you work with the RCC Borders & Foundation Plantings  team. There are several areas to tend and jobs for everyone: the long border (2 sided) across from the Dog Park, the flagpole and foundation plantings around the RCC, the library courtyard with its containers and stone planting areas and the herb garden on the side of the building.  Work is done (weather permitting) usually on Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 am from now through fall.  Bring your gloves, hat and favorite tools.  If you would like a tour of the gardens, Phyllis will be glad to walk you around before or after the session. Click here to add your name to Phylliss email list and work with a great group!


The large vegetable garden at the Potting Shed needs volunteers to plant, weed, watered and pick 10-15 crops.  If you are interested in finding out more about the dates and duties, please contact Gary Leeds