Frequently Asked Questions
Glastonbury Partners in Planting Inc. is a 501.3(c)
non-profit organization. We are made up of Glastonbury
residents working to make our town a more beautiful place to
Why are we
We are raising funds and working on planting projects in
town because the Town doesn't have the manpower or
budget to expand these things. We are also interested in making
Glastonbury a more beautiful place to live -- a community of
green places in touch with its history and growing for the
What is the
significance of the Glastonbury Thorn symbol?
The thorn symbol is taken from the Town of Glastonbury
seal. The 'Glastonbury Thorn' (Monogyna Praecox) is a type
of Hawthorn popular in Glastonbury, England. Beacuse there
are no trees of this type in Glastonbury, USA, GPIP began
project to propagate a hardier version for the Town's use.
Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden, CT, was
able to graft hardy root stock to scions (young
branches) originally from a Hawthorn grown the National
Cathedral in Washington, D.C. We now have a healthy
6-7’ tree that is planted on the south side of the
Historical Society Museum.
are Elms important?
A special interest of Glastonbury Partners in Planting is the
restoration of American Elms to our streets and public
places. Some of the trees in the Town Tree Nursery are
Valley Forge Elms, a disease-resistant cultivar of American
Elm. Historically, many towns and cities in the Eastern
United States had lined their streets with American Elms. In
the early 20th century Dutch Elm disease wiped out most of
the Elms in the Eastern U.S., radically altering
streetscapes in almost every Eastern town. Restoring Elms,
and bringing back their beauty and grandeur, is part of
can you help?
You can help by donating your
It is our
mission to provide both labor and funds to support planting
projects. See our
Volunteer page to sign up, or
email for more information.
are the membership dues?
Membership dues are collected annually and are treated as a
There are three types of membership, shown below.
What are the
plants in the Median?
The Median Gardens are designed for full sun and drought
tolerance. All are low maintenance plants with few disease
‘Knockout’ Roses, ‘Homerun’ Roses, ‘Gold Tide’ Forsythia,
Ilex glabra ‘Shamrock’ (inkberry), Ilex verticillata ‘Red
Sprite (Winterberry),Microbiota (Russian cypress)
Echinacea tennenensis ‘Rocky Top’(Purple Coneflower), Nepeta
‘Walker’s Low’(Catmint) , Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’, Hemerocallis
‘Happy Returns’(daylily), Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox),
Perovskia (Russian Sage), Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ (Black-eyed
Susan) and Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
Pennisetum ‘Hamelyn’, Pennisetum ‘Karley
Rose’, Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’ and Panicum ‘Shenandoah’