Beautification

The NLBC was formed in 1986 by a group of volunteers who’s goal was to help preserve and enhance the public spaces of New London.

We work closely with Public Works, City Center District, and the Administrative Assistance to the City Council. With the annual funding provided by the Council, we purchase mulch, wholesale annual and perennial plants, and all incidentals needed to maintain 25 sites around the city (18 in-ground gardens and 58 planters).

Members must be registered to vote in New London and are appointed by the Council. In addition to attending monthly meetings, members plan, plant, and maintain individual sites throughout the year. The entire committee maintains the large Hillside Garden at Ocean Beach Park. We also install seasonal arrangements in the planters at City Hall and on Masonic Street. Any remaining funds are then used on special projects from our wish list.

Through the New London gardens, this website, social media and the NLBC Annual Recognition Awards, we hope to:

  • Provide inspiration

  • Educate the community

  • Encourage gardening

Questions? Call Tita, 860-271-6646.

NEW LONDON GARDENS

Learn more about the public gardens we tend and the gardening efforts by the New London community.

MEET THE CARETAKERS

Tita Williams

Gardener ~ NLBC Co-Chair

Gov Winthrop Statue Garden & City Hall Planters

Diane Smith

Gardener ~ NLBC Co-chair

Bentley Bump-out Garden

Deirdre Cavanagh

Gardener ~ NLBC Secretary

Ocean Beach Park Vehicular Entrance

Bethany Angel

Gardener

Masonic Street Planters (Post Office & Finance Dept.)

Mary Beth Baker

Gardener

Greens Harbor Beach Garden

Keith Dagenais

Gardener

City Hall Garden

Sue Davis

Gardener

Broad Street Welcome Sign Garden

Caroline Driscoll

Gardener

Gov. Wintrhop Boulevard Garden

Kaye Franke

Gardener

Trolley Visitor Center Garden

Blythe Henry

Gardener

Public Library of New London Garden

Torrey Hunter

Gardener

Bank Street Welcome Sign

Beth Jepsen

Gardener

Eugene O’Neill Statue Garden & Waterfront Park Planters

Merrijo Logan

Gardener

Ocean Beach Park Planters on Boardwalk, Parking Lot and Gam

Mark McConnel

Gardener

Martin Center Circle Garden

Daneen Roth

Gardener

OBP Circle Garden & Pedestrian Entrance Planters

Jason Scacciaferro

Gardener

Governor Winthrop Statue Garden

Jeaninne Scacciaferro

Gardener

Williams-Huntington Streets Welcome Sign Garden

Kevin Stevenson

Gardener

Columbus Circle Garden

Donna Vendetto

Gardener

Gov. Winthrop Boulevard Garden

Michael Wright

Gardener

Betty’s Garden & Ocean Beach Park Handicap Ramp Garden