Oxford Garden Club

C/o Jeanne Cline - President
P.O. Box 524, Oxford, NY 13830
Tel.: (607) 843-6278

The Oxford Garden Club is a not-for-profit club organized in 1959, and Federated in 1973.
They are a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, Inc., 6th District, and the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. of the Central Atlantic Region.

Mission--To stimulate the creation of private gardens and to work towards the beautification of our homes and community.

Oxford Garden Club
50th Anniversary of the Oxford Garden Club.
June 19th, 2009

Membership: The club is open to any person with an interest in plants. ("Green thumb" optional.) Members participate in the beautification of the Village of Oxford, fund raisers, awarding a scholarship, helping with the "Standard Flower Show" at the Chenango County Fair, occasional trips to garden shows, the sharing of flower information, getting together with good friends, and some very rewarding work too. The annual fee: $15.00/person. Currently there are 24 club members. So slip on your gloves, and get out your trowel, new members are always welcome!
Meetings-held at 7:00pm, the third Tuesday of each month, at different homes on a rotating basis.

The Oxford Garden Club is one of 4 garden clubs, known collectively as the "Garden Clubs of Chenango County". They are the Oxford, Greene, & Norwich Garden Clubs and the Town & Country Garden Club (of Norwich). Together they all come up with ideas to produce the "Standard Flower Show" at the Chenango County Fair, at the Fair Grounds in Norwich, each August. 9 judges from around NY State judge them, and they won First Place for their schedule at the Chenango County Fair in August 2003. (The award was announced April 22nd, 2004.) Anne Jackson and Elva Hawken were co-chairs of the Flower Show. The 4 clubs won Nationally in 2002.

Oxford Garden Club Officers
Jeanne Cline- President
- Vice President
Joy Coletta- Treasurer
Jean Tribol- Recording Secretary
Anne Jackson- Corresponding Secretary
Elva Hawken-Club Historian

Community Work: The Oxford Garden Club is part of the Beautification Committee of the Village of Oxford. They plant flower boxes around the bandstand in the Village Green (and have been for 25 years), plant flowerbeds on Washington Park across from the Bida-Home, and plant in front of the Village/Town Hall office.

Fund Raiser: Bulb Sales are held two times a year, in spring and fall. Spring sales are for quality Van Bourgondien Dutch bulbs (& some perennials) like gladiolus, begonias, lilies, and more. Fall sales are for (spring flowering bulbs)such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, etc. A portion of the funds are set aside for a modest scholarship award. Contact any Club member if you're interested in purchasing bulbs.

The Oxford Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale will be the 2nd Saturday in June, 9 AM - 1 PM, on LaFayette Park. Come to shop and support the Club's local civic beautification projects.At the OGC Plant Sale you will find an exciting collection of potted Siberian iris, periwinkle (myrtle), both English and Japanese primroses, forget-me-not, Shasta daisy, turtle head, foxglove, lavender, sedums, spiderwort, young trees and many more. Come to shop and support the Club’s local civic beautification projects.

Oxford Academy Scholarship: This cash award is given to a graduating student from Oxford Academy who intends to pursue a future education in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Botany or similar subjects. If there isn't anyone nominated by the school, then the funds (which continue to grow), are held for the next year's graduating class.

Garden Tour: June, 2005

2003 Project: “Chenango River Walk” along Route 12.
Slowly and steadily nature trails next to the Chenango River were being cleared and the planting of appropriate shrubbery began. This started with a PON proposal in 2001. Progress was made by the Oxford Garden Club and the Headwaters Youth Conservation Corp. (directed by "The Place" in Norwich, NY). For more about the Chenango River Walk, visit the Chenango Greenway Conservancy http://www.chenangogreenway.org/

2005 Project: “A Stroll Thru Our Gardens Tour,” a self-guided tour of six private gardens, belonging to Oxford Garden Club member/homeowners on July 9th, 2005. The revenue generated by ticket sales went toward an Oxford Academy scholarship award, the Village of Oxford Beautification Committee plantings, and other horticultural research projects.

2008 Project: Patriotic plantings for Village of Oxford bicentennial. The OGC arranged a raised flower bed for the Village. It consisted of 120 each: red geraniums, white impatiens and blue ageratum flowering plants around the LaFayette Park fountain shrubs. They also provided hanging baskets in the bandstand, plantings at the library, primary school and Bida Home. They decorated the Library with patriotic red, white and blue bunting as well.

2009 Project: 50th Anniversary of the Oxford Garden Club. June 19th , the OGC celebrated their golden anniversary with past presidents, honored guests, member guests from the four surrounding Garden Clubs of Chenango County plus the Garden Clubs of Sidney and Butternut Valley. The gala, with beautiful gardens, arrangements and refreshments at the home of member Anne Jackson, honored the club that has enriched the visual landscape for the enjoyment of the community for so many years!