We’re kicking off our new season of speakers with an incredible roster!
We have a new hybrid model that includes broadcasting Winter events on Zoom (January, February and March meetings), but most are held in person at Emanuel Synagogue Auditorium, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford. Non-member suggested donation is $10. Free to full-time students with valid ID.
Social time begins at 7pm, followed by the speaker program at approximately at 7:30pm.
September 23, 2021 Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden
A lifelong gardener and the former Director of Preservation for the Garden Conservancy, Bill Noble discusses creating a garden that feels deeply rooted to its place.
October 21, 2021 Garden Rooms: Inspirations and Ideas
Gordon Hayward, writer, designer and lecturer, explores the principles behind the garden room in a way that will encourage listeners to create their own garden rooms.
November 18, 2021 Plants That Shine in the Spring
Adam Wheeler, Horticulture Manager at Broken Arrow Nursery, showcases a strong diversity of outstanding plants that serve to awaken the garden after winters rest.
January 20, 2022 Shall We Dance? Clematis as the Ultimate Garden Companion
Learn all about cold weather Clematis and how to marry them with shrubs, trees, and more from Linda Beutler, curator at the Rogerson Clematis Collection in Oregon.
February 17, 2022. Untermyer Gardens: Past, Present & Future
Timothy Tilghman, head gardener at Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, introduces us to this celebrated property, its recent restoration of 43 acres and how it is being cared for today by the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy.
March 17, 2022 The Labor Day Garden
Robert Clyde Anderson, lifelong gardener, garden designer, and creative director of Pondside Nursery in Hudson, NY, outlines strategies for keeping our garden interest alive throughout the late summer and early fall, and suggest specific plants and techniques to design for a “second peak” of herbaceous plants at the end of the season.
April 28, 2022 Structure and Ornament in the Garden
Amy Ziffer, founder of Shady Lady Garden Design and author of the upcoming book, Northeast Shade Gardening, looks at the importance of often overlooked functional and ornamental design details.
May 19, 2022 The World of Peonies
Dan Furman, co-owner of Cricket Hill Garden, opens up the magical world of the beautiful peony in this discussion, which covers everything from basic botany and cultivation history of the various types of peonies and the propagation to cultivation and landscaping.
June 16, 2022 Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again
In her illustrated talk, Page Dickey describes leaving her beloved garden, Duck Hill, after 34 years, finding a new home in northwest Connecticut at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains, and falling in love with its land.