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A big THANK YOU to the local clubs that support the Connecticut Horticultural Society.
Visit their sites for more gardening adventures:
- Cherry Brook Garden Club
- Colchester Garden Club
- Farmington Garden Club
- Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
- Gardeners of Simsbury
- Garden Club of Madison
- New Britain Garden Club
- Suffield Garden Club
Weds, April 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Elizabeth Park Conservancy’s Garden Lecture Series features Barbara Paul Robinson discussing her new book, Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape. Robinson’s lecture will explore the vibrant stories of eighteen contemporary heroes of horticulture – “institution builders, plant explorers and garden creators who have all had a major impact on the American landscape.”
Location: Pond House Garden Room. Visit http://elizabethparkct.org/event/barbara-paul-robinson-lecture for more info, fees and to register.
Fri. & Sat, April 12 & 13 – 15th Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium takes place at the luxurious Woodstock Inn and Resort in Woodstock VT and features nationally renowned speakers, book signings, and the popular Gardeners Marketplace. There is a special registration discount for groups of 5 or more as well as for Master Gardeners. Click for more info.
Sat. April 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sun., April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society 36th Annual Show and Sale. Free admission with a free plant presented to the first 50 families each day. There are lectures and demonstrations both days. Please visit www.ctcactussociety.org for more info.
Mon., April 15, noon to 2 p.m. – Garden Club of Avon presents Spring Wildflowers with Margery Winters of Roaring Brook Nature Center. Learn where to find Connecticut’s wildflowers, the origin of their names and what makes each important. Church of St. Ann, 289 Arch Rd., Avon. $10 fee includes lunch. For info and to register, contact Jody at MrgnJ3@aol.com
Mon., April 15, 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Wethersfield Garden Club presents Opening the Spring Garden – Lifting and Dividing Perennials with gardener Rose Riley at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum Garden and Community Center. Weather permitting, meet in the garden for a demo of lifting and dividing perennials. If not possible to meet in the garden, there will be a talk with no hands-on demonstration.
Weds., April 17, 9 a.m. to noon – ARS Master Rosarian Mike Fuss of the CT Rose Society will lead a Pruning Workshop in Elizabeth Park’s historic rose garden. Meet at the green Cottage at 9 a.m. Participants are asked to bring their own gloves and pruners. The rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-231-9443 ext 104.
Tues., April 30, 1:30 p.m. – Growing Unusual Garden Vegetables. Presented by Abigail Maynard from the CT Agricultural Experiment Station. Part of the 2019 Garden Series at the Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd. in Avon. Programs are free and open to all, no need to register.
Tues., April 30, anytime between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Pruning Workshop by Rosarian Stephen Scanniello in Elizabeth Park’s Rose Garden. Participants are asked to bring their own gloves and pruners to receive a lesson with Stephen. Suggested donation for the Workshop is $10 per person. For more information or to register, email email@example.com or call 860-231-9443 ext 104.
Weds., May 1, 2 p.m. – Lavender: Its History and Uses, presented by Sally Killips, Garden Designer. Part of the 2019 Garden Series at the Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd. in Avon. Programs are free and open to all, no need to register.
Sat.& Sun., May 4-5 – Hillstead Museum’s May Market. One of Farmington Valley’s finest and longest-running springtime celebrations. All proceeds support the museum’s 152 acres of beautiful grounds, gardens and trails.For more information, visit Hillstead.org
Sun thru Sat, May 5-11- New England Wild Flower Society celebrates the extraordinary during the fourth annual Trillium Week. Timing coincides with peak bloom time for many other beautiful spring plants. Activities include: guided tours, a workshop on propagating trilliums, and an evening of music and craft beer. Several species of trillium will be available in limited numbers for purchase at the Garden’s shop. For more information about Trillium Week, please visit www.newenglandwild.org.