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Our new speaker presentation lineup is here! Starting September 21, 2023

September 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re so excited about our 2023-2024 lineup of speakers! New presentations-in a new space!

Starting September 21—the kickoff to our 2023-2024 speaker season—we’re moving our meetings to Elmwood Community Center, at 1106 New Britain Avenue, in West Hartford. The parking lot is off Burgoyne Street, and there’s plenty of spots available!

Details about each talk are coming soon:

January, February, and March events are on Zoom only. The rest are in person (Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford) and on Zoom. Programs begin at 7pm, with the exception of the Sept. 21 program, which starts at 6:15pm).

Be sure to check CTHort.org, email [email protected] or call 860-529-8713.

September 21, 2023: Perennial Plant Communities: The Know Maintenance Approach and Coming to Know the Plants (First talk begins at 6:15pm)
Roy Diblik, garden designer, nursery owner

October 19, 2023: A Year in the Life of a Gardener
Robin Lensi, gardener, landscape photographer

November 16, 2023: Designing in Challenging Situations: Plants and Techniques that Deliver
Ian Caton, landscape design, gardener

January 18, 2024: Smart Planting Management
Claudia West, plant design, gardener and author

February 15, 2024: Urban Gardens: Changing Lives
Sheryll Durrant, founder of Kelly Street Garden, educator and food justice advocate, and Randell McShepard, activist and co-founder of the Rid-All Green Partnership

March 21, 2024: Native Plants for Container Gardens
Duncan Himmelman, gardener and teacher

April 18, 2024:  Ecological Approaches to Garden Design and Management
Harland Patch, biologist, Pollinator Programming Director at Penn State’s Bird and Pollinator Garden

May 16, 2024: Roses for New England
Mike & Angelina Chute, landscape design, rose experts, authors

June 20, 2024: Knockout Natives
Sam Hoadley, horticulturist and landscape designer at Mt. Cuba Center



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