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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
- Cherry Brook Garden Club
- Garden Club of Madison
Thurs. September 6, noon – West Hartford Garden Club presents Carol Barber who will discuss The Role of Herbs in the Early American Household: The Way They Were Used in Healing. Carol’s areas of expertise are vast: herbalist, historian, scholar, writer, photographer, artist, pastry chef, gardener, beekeeper and entrepreneur. Location: St John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Fee: Guest donation: $10 or light lunch and speaker. Reservations required. Visit www.westhartfordgardenclub.org for more info or call (860) 305-6370 .
Sun. September 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants at Hollister House Garden (HHG) brings together eleven outstanding vendors from around the greater northeast to share their plants and expertise. Sale kicks off with a Preview Buying cocktail party on Saturday, Sept. 8. Fee: Plant lovers can choose from two options:
- Preview Buying on Saturday includes garden admission and cocktail party from 4-6 pm. HHG members – $40. Non-members – $50. Register here.
- All-Day Plant Sale on Sunday – $10 per person – is from 9 am to 3 pm and includes admission to the garden. Purchase tickets at the gate.
Sat. September 15, 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Hollister House Garden (HHG) Barn Talk Troughs: Gardening in the Smallest Landscape. Explore the many facets of gardening inside hypertufa containers. Learn about the use of rocks for structure, the various kinds of plants that work well, how to best place troughs in the garden and well as the many styles possible. Instructor, Lori Chips is the author of Hypertufa Containers: Creating and Planting an Alpine Trough Garden recently published by Timber Press. Bring your questions! Fee: HHG members $25 | Non-members $35. Register here.
Mon. September 17, noon – Garden Club of Avon presents ‘Bird Brains’ with Horizon Wings Raptor Rehab demonstrating the latest research in the intelligence of birds with four live avian ambassadors. Fee: $10 fee includes lunch. Church of St. Ann, 289 Arch Rd., Avon. Reservations: MRGNJ3@aol.com
Sat., September 29, 11 a.m. – Connecticut Daylily Society hosts Margo Reed and Jim Murphy of Woodhenge Gardens. The pair garden near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and are AHS garden judges. Social hour and potluck lunch begins at 11 a.m. followed by a brief business meeting and our presenters. Always free of charge!
Sat. September 29, 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Hollister Garden (HHG) Barn Talk Three Gardens: Garden Design in the Country House Era. Join Tracey Miller for a lively discussion of residential landscape and garden design through the lens of three iconic designs from the late 19th century. Fee: HHG Members $25 | Non-members $35 Register here.
Thurs. October 4, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Invasive Plants in Uncertain Times: Achieving More with Less presented by Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG). Day-long symposium will take place at UConn Student Union in Storrs. CEUs available for Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification; CT Forestry Practitioner and others. Fee: Register before 8/25 and pay $55; after 8/25 cost is $65.
Sat. October 6, 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Hollister House Garden (HHG) Barn Talk Planning the Late Season Garden. Join beloved author and passionate gardener Page Dickey as she recommends the perennials, shrubs and small trees to plant in your garden for fall interest. This season is often overlooked but with the right plant selection exciting things can happen. Fee: HHG Members $25 | Non-members $35 Register here.
Fri. & Sat. October 19 & 20, 2018, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm – Hollister House Garden (HHG) Workshop: Autumn Leaves in Watercolor . Capture the beautiful colors and textures of New England autumn leaves in this two-day watercolor workshop. Students will learn how to draw curvy, bending leaves in perspective, design a composition and practice a variety of watercolor skills such as color mixing, blending and the charging and layering of transparent washes. Workshop is designed for beginners as well as those with some experience in drawing and watercolor. Fee: HHG Members $200 | Non-members $225. Register here.
Mon. thru Thurs. November 12-15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m each day – NOFA Organic Land Care Program offers its 30-hour, 4-day course for land care professionals and environmental educators at Goodwin College in East Hartford. If you are interested in becoming trained in organic landscaping practices and principles, or would like to send an employee, please fill out this scholarship form. Funding was received from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Long Island Sound Futures fund to provide 100 scholarships that will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Don’t wait to apply! This training is normally $695 per person. Contact Accreditation Manager Jeremy Pelletier at 203-308-2584 or email@example.com with any questions.