Horticultural Happenings: Community Calendar

See what’s going on around our gardening zone….July 18 10-1pm : Michael Dirr ;  author of  the  Manual of Woody  Landscape Plants  will speak at Van Wilgen’s Garden enter’s Hydrangea Day North Branford, CT.  He will be discussing what everyone wants to know about hydrangeas. Along with everything you need to know about planting, pruning, fertilizing and cut flowers for arrangements as well as design suggestions for great companion plants.  Admission is free and there will be a raffle and refreshments.  You are encouraged to  RSVP to the VanWilgen staff:   RSVP@vanwilgens.com.

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Programs & Events


Private Tour of Stonegate Farm & Hudson Cruise: August 6, 2015

Join us on Thursday, August 6th as we go Along The Garden Path…Newburgh Hudson Valley. That’s when we’ll be visiting Stonegate Farm, including a private tour with owner Matthew Benson, photographer, author and organic farmer. We’ll also enjoy a River Cruise aboard the Pride of the Hudson. Stonegate Farm is an 1850’s Carpenter Gothic farm […]

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Old Westbury Gardens

Last chance: Summer Gardens of Long Island Mon.-Wed., July 27-29, 2015

It’s summer and we’re off on a fabulous 3 day getaway to enjoy a special tour of the Glorious Gardens of Long Island! Here is a brief overview of this wonderful opportunity, which will include Old Westbury, Coe Hall, private gardens including “Madoo” (Robert Dash’s private home garden), a Bison Farm visit, and Pindar Winery. […]

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Speakers 2015-2016

The  2016-17 season begins on Thurs. Sept. 10,  2016     All meetings at Emanuel Auditorium, 160 Mohegan Drive, West  Hartford:   7 p.m. social, 7:30 raffle, CHS business followed by speaker.  More detail to come.

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Glorious Gardens of Jersey: Sept.17-19, 2015

The Connecticut Horticultural Society presents Glorious Gardens of New Jersey, September 17 – 19, 2015. Highlights include: Private Garden of Andrea Filippone with lunch in the garden Grounds for Sculpture Newark Art Museum Greenwood Gardens Leonard J. Buck Garden Private Garden of Janet Mavec and more… DAY 1: We’re off on our fabulous 3 day […]

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Sold Out:On Broadway with CHS: An American in Paris: Wed. Nov. 4, 2015

Join us for Center Orchestra seats at a Wednesday Matinee performance of the stunning stage production of An American In Paris at Broadway’s Palace Theatre. The romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war, is the […]

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CHS Meetings & Dates:

Program Meeting Dates:  : Sept. 10,  2ND Thursday;  Third Thursdays: Oct. 15, Nov. 19.  2016: Jan. 21, Feb. 18,  March 17,  April 21,  May 19, June 16. COMMITTEES:  Board of Directors:   meeting dates: first Thursdays Sept>Nov; January> June. 7 pm CHS Office, Rocky Hill, CT. AUCTION:   Committee meeting: TBD    Event Date:  Sept. TBD, 2015 AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIP: […]

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Treasurer’s 6 Month Report September 2014-February 2015

At the midpoint of the CHS fiscal year, our finances are in good shape relative to the budget, and the Endowment Fund is growing at a nice pace. The 4% Spending Policy level of withdrawal ($27,858 for this year) from the Endowment to be used in the operating budget should allow the Endowment to continue […]

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