Mrs. Anita Ballek is the matriarch of the Ballek family of East Haddam. Her family proudly boasts 350 years of land stewardship, with no end in sight! Ballek’s Garden Center is a strong supporter of CHS and now Mrs. Ballek has graciously made herself available to help you with your latest gardening conundrum. To avail yourself […]
It was a dark and stormy night. More than sixty intrepid gardeners braved the rain and traffic to gather at the Tolland Agricultural Center for our Fall Plant Sale and Auction on Friday, September 30th.
For more than 50 years, The Connecticut Horticultural Society has awarded scholarships to local horticultural students. Scholarships are funded by proceeds from the semiannual Plant Sale & Auctions. We are grateful to all local businesses and members who contribute plants to our Spring and Fall Plant Sale & Auctions, and to those of you who […]
Each year, the Connecticut Horticultural Society (CHS) identifies a resident who has significantly impacted the art of gardening or who has made an extraordinary contribution to horticulture in Connecticut to be publicly recognized and presented with the Mehlquist Award. The award is named for its first recipient, Dr. Gustav Mehlquist, a longtime professor in the […]
Did you know that, for decades, UConn has been a force when it comes to new plant development and introductions? Learn more on Thursday, September 15 at the first Program Meeting of our 130th Season where CHS 2016-17 Mehlquist Award Winner and UConn Professor, Dr. Mark Brand, will discuss the work that goes into the […]