Wednesday June 28 to August 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (rain date is the Thursday following the originally scheduled concert) – Elizabeth Park Conservancy will kick off a series of eight free concerts on the famous Rose Garden Lawn featuring the spirited music of a variety of well-known area bands. Click here to view the concert line-up.
Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Windsor Garden Club Garden Tour “80 Years Down Memory Lane… and Still Growing” features self-guided tours of eight lovely garden escapes. Advance sale ticket are $10, available at several Windsor locations listed on our website. Day-of-tour tickets are $15, available on the Windsor town green from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit www.WindsorGardenClubCT.org or contact Cindy Daniels at (860) 219-9489 or (860) 836-0280.
Thursday, July 20, 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. – The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) presents Tough Plants, Tough Places to be held at the Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury. This continuing education program is part symposium and part tour, as it will include a site walk to gardens on campus. The day will focus on planting plans that accommodate difficult sites, with associated horticulture research for meeting challenging conditions. Fee: (includes continental breakfast and lunch) $95 for members of ASLA, $125 non-members, $35 for full-time students (with ID). Register at https://ctasla.wufoo.com/forms/tough-plants-tough-places/. Contact Jeff Mills at email@example.com or (860) 454-8922 with any questions.
Tuesday, July 25, noon to 7:30 p.m. – Bressingham Garden Symposium: Inspiration in the Landscape will be held at Elm Bank (hosted by Massachusetts Horticultural Society) in Wellesley, Mass. Symposium will be followed by an Anniversary Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Speakers: Garden designer and creator, Adrian Bloom, plantsman of the Bressingham and Foggy Bottom Gardens in England; Michael Dirr, America’s top expert on woody plants; Kerry Ann Mendez, garden design, speaker, and author; and Mal Condon, hydrangea expert. Info at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edrykujw71126f7b&llr=kzaorjcab
Thursday, July 27 – Live broadcast @ 2:00 p.m. – Kerry Ann Mendez of Perennially Yours presents a Webinar entitled: Captivating Flowering Vines. Registrants do NOT have to attend the live broadcast. All registrants will receive an email with a link and password following the Webinar to view it at their convenience. Discover gorgeous flowering vines – annual, woody and perennial – that carry the eye up, down and all around. Learn the different ways that vines climb, as well as the best supports to use. Get inspiring design ideas to screen eyesores, enhance privacy, create shade, and establish low-maintenance groundcovers. Info at https://pyours.com/webinar-captivating-flowering-vines/
Thursday-Sunday, July 27 to 30 – Hundreds of community garden enthusiasts from across the country will be meeting at Capital Community College in Hartford for the 38th Annual Conference of the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA). The conference will offer 55 workshops conducted by experts; 8 different tours to interesting community gardens in Conn. and Mass.; a garden film fest on Friday night; and a gala event on Saturday. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The ACGA is committed to building strong communities and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada. This is the first time in 10 years that the conference will be held in New England. For more information and for registration, visit: https://communitygarden.org/conference/
Wednesday, August 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station hosts its 107th Annual Plant Science Day at Lockwood Farm in Hamden. This kid-friendly event is FREE and includes barn displays, field plots and exhibits, insect identification, plant disease diagnosis and plant identification, and much more! For information visit www.ctgov/caes or call (877) 866-2237.