Thursday, Sept. 7, noon – West Hartford Garden Club presents Ellen Ogden, nationally recognized garden writer and speaker, who will discuss The Art of Growing Food. Ellen will present creative garden designs for cooks and show us how to organize our vegetable gardens for beauty and productivity. Meet at 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.
Monday, Sept. 11, noon – Garden Club of Avon features John Root, Naturalist and Educator showing stunning photos in ‘Hummingbirds of the World.’ Co-evolution of hummingbirds and the plants they depend upon will be discussed. Perennials that attract hummingbirds will be offered for sale. $5 includes lunch. Location: Church of St. Ann, 289 Arch Rd., Avon. For reservations, contact Jody Morgan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. – East Windsor Garden Club welcomes CHS member, author and horticulturist Thomas Christopher who will present a program on “Ecological Garden Maintenance.” The public is invited to attend for a $5 donation. Location: Park Hill Community Room in Broad Brook. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 860-627-5277.
Friday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – First Annual Great Plants Symposium. Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center, Sturbridge, Mass. Five dynamic lectures, great handouts, food and door prizes. More information visit pyours.com/great-plants-symposium/