Community programs which receive annual support include SHARE, Bridges Milford, and Milford Middle School Environmental Camp scholarships. Past recipients of club donations include the Souhegan Valley Land Trust Purgatory Falls project, SESL's high school courtyard renovation project, the new Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club nature playground, and the Butterfly Garden at Heron Pond Elementary School.
The club offers an academic scholarship to a Milford High School senior pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or horticulture.
In cooperation with Woodman's Florist, as part of a perpetual flower service, club volunteers place geraniums at a number of graves at Riverside Cemetery, Union Street Cemetery, and West Street Cemetery.
Each year in observance of Memorial Day, the club places plants with patriotic colors in the Korean War and WWII memorials; Riverside, Union Street, and West Street Cemeteries; and the Trough.
The Milford Garden Club fosters civic pride and community service through enhancement of the seasonal beauty of eleven town garden and memorial locations surrounding the Milford oval and including several nearby cemeteries and the Korean War Veterans Memorial.
The Colonel Shepard Bridge (Stone Bridge), spanning the Souhegan River, is a landmark in the town of Milford. The twelve planter boxes on this iconic bridge are filled every spring with an assortment of flowering annuals. Colorful mums are added in the fall. For the holiday season, they are decorated with greens and festive bows.
Granite planters in front of Town Hall remind us of Milford’s origins. The addition of flowering annuals provides a beautiful entrance for visitors each spring and fall. Holiday cheer is provided with greenery and bows.
In existence since 1948, this park provides a place to enjoy the sun and Railroad Pond. A wide variety of flowers, shrubs, and trees adorns the park while a rose garden enhances the memorial wall.
An old horse watering trough stands at the corner of Union and Elm. This piece of history is filled to the brim with annuals in the spring and fall and abundant greenery for the holidays.
Seen by many while driving through town, this memorial has an array of lovely perennial flowers along the rear wall. Annuals adorn the sides of the memorial for an extra pop of color.
Nestled next to the Souhegan River, this is a popular park for walking and hosts many town events. The club has made it into a beautiful oasis filled with flowering perennials.
The Milford Garden Club is among many garden clubs who have provided local post offices with scenic landscaping for the enjoyment of the public.
In appreciation of their support of the bridge plantings, the club decorates the window boxes of the business. This completes a path of floral scenery on the north end of town.
The circle in the front of this cemetery is decorated with plaques commemorating local civic organizations. Colorful annuals are planted here to show our appreciation for their contribution to the community.
One of the oldest cemeteries in town contains a small memorial urn. As part of our commitment to all Milford memorials we plant it with colorful flowers each year.
This site contains the memorial to the Unknown Dead, which serves as the starting point for the Memorial Day parade. It is encircled by a variety of hostas and daylilies. The flagpole area at the cemetery entrance is planted with annuals.