Throughout his life, Robert Herman has enjoyed almost parallel careers in both education and horticulture. He spent more than 30 years as a professional horticulturist, almost seven of which were spent in Europe as “Meister” for the Countess von Zeppelin Nursery in Germany. At the Missouri Botanical Garden he served in the horticulture and education […]
Programs & Events
Find unusual additions for your garden, while supporting a wonderful cause, at the Connecticut Horticultural Society (CT Hort) Fall Plant Sale & Auction. Free admission!
Proceeds go to the CT Hort Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to deserving horticulture and plant science students at the University of Connecticut and the Naugatuck Valley Community College.
Speakers for the 2018-19 season run the gamut from radio personality to professor. And, once again, our February meeting will take place at the 2019 CT Flower & Garden Show in Hartford where Mike McGrath will present a special talk for CT Hort members.
Robert Herman, Plantsman, will discuss The Genus Geranium: Cranesbills for Every Garden. In addition to his presentation, Mr. Herman will receive the prestigious Connecticut Horticultural Society Mehlquist Award, for his significant and extraordinary contributions to horticulture. Please join us for this very special start to the 2018-19 season!
Recap: The event was well attended and Ellen Bender’s lecture was educational. The seed collection kits were fun to make and helpful when collecting seeds. The tour was engaging as we collected seed around John O’Brien’s Nursery.
The day was most enjoyable, despite the cold, damp weather and those who visited lingered and engaged in lengthy conversation about cacti and succulents. Cindy Elliman worked hard to get everything in shape for her Saturday visitors and she has all sorts of interesting plants and gardens to share!! Cindy was very generous with her […]
Clouds hung low and the forecast included possible showers the afternoon of June 13, but we were spared. The outdoor venue at Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery in Woodbridge paired with Dan Jaffe, native plant aficionado, author, and Propagator and Stock Bed Grower at New England Wild Flower Society, was a perfect match. Dan’s recent […]