A big THANK YOU to the local clubs that support the Connecticut Horticultural Society. Visit their sites for more gardening events:
- New Britain Garden Club
- Farmington Garden Club
- Gardeners of Simsbury
- Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
- Suffield Garden Club
Sat., Jan. 20, noon – Connecticut Daylily Society welcomes Nick Chase for a recap of the 2017 American Hemerocallis Society’s National Meeting in Norfolk Virginia. Location: Avon Senior Center. Potluck lunch at noon followed by the 1 p.m. presentation. Visit www.ctdaylilyclub.com for more details.
Sat., Jan. 20 and Sat., Feb. 3, 9 am to 3:30 pm ctbees.org/bee-school– Connecticut Beekeepers Association (CBA) encourages anybody interested in beekeeping to consider signing up for their Beekeeping School. The first school is on January 20 aat the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street in New Haven and another on February 3 at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Turnpike Rd in Falls Village. Fee: $50. Additional information and registration available on the CBA website at www.ctbees.org/bee-school
Thurs., Feb. 8, noon – West Hartford Garden Club welcomes Prof. Richard Benfield, Chair of Geography at Central CT State University. He will discuss “Thieves, Charlatans & Crooks, The Wild and Wonderful World of Plant Origins.” His research interests are garden tourism and biography. Come and learn how amazing and unusual plants from all over the world get into our gardens. Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Fee: Guest donation: $10 for light lunch and speaker. Reservations required. Call (860) 561-0724 or visit www.westhartfordgardenclub.org for more info.
Sun., Feb. 11, 11 am – Elizabeth Park Conservancy Brunch and Jazz Concert to benefit the gardens at Elizabeth Park. Music will be provided by Nat Reeves and members of the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz. Cost : Brunch is $65 per person, or $40 for students. Menu includes home-fried potatoes, chicken piccata, vegetable quiche, coffee, tea and juices, as well as sweets, fruit salad, and flourless chocolate cake, and a cash bar. Reservations can be made online at winterjazzbrunch.eventbrite.com. For questions, call Becky Trutter at (860) 231-9443, ext. 101, or e-mail email@example.com.
Thurs. – Sun., Feb. 22-25 – CT Flower & Garden Show – A Breath of Spring, Hartford Convention Center.
Mon., Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m. – Simsbury Garden Club welcomes Kathy Sisson who will discuss Hostas, the Diamond of the Garden. Guests are welcome (fee $10). Location: Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Road, West Simsbury. For more information, please visit simsburygardenclub.org.