Our fun and informative programs are are free of charge and open to all, unless otherwise noted. Please see the calendar below for a full schedule.

During January, February and March, our programs are held on Zoom so you can attend from the comfort of home. Please register in advance to attend these fantastic webinars. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join.

Please click the title of each event to register!

Click here to view past recorded programs on our YouTube channel.

Annual Holiday Wreaths and Greens Workshop

New Canaan Nature Center

Calling all Members to help create beautiful wreaths to adorn our public buildings.  We will assemble in the New Canaan Nature Center Greenhouse. Please bring clippers. This is a shared event with New Canaan Garden Club. (Set up on Nov. 28)

Exploring Connecticut’s Historic Gardens


Laurie Masciandaro, Site Manager of Roseland Cottage and Garden, introduces us to the history and beauty of the CT gardens that have inspired visitors for a century or more.  This program will be presented through Zoom. Please click here to view the replay of this program on our YouTube channel.

New Perennials: A Love Story, a personal introduction to design principles of the New Perennial Movement


Deborah Chud is a retired Massachusetts physician turned garden-maker, consultant and educator. Her 6 years of research on New Perennial gardens, including  New York’s High Line, Chicago’s Lurie Garden, the Oudolf Meadow at Delaware Botanic Gardens, and Oudolf Garden Detroit, generated the most comprehensive existing database of New Perennial plant combinations and led to the creation of her own […]

Texas Tree Lady


Janette Monear, President and CEO of Texas Trees Foundation, will speak to us about her work with the urban forestry non-profit dedicated to connecting people with trees to improve the quality of life in cities. The motto of the Texas Trees Foundation is “The Greening of North Central Texas". This foundation sustains a tree planting […]

Annual Victorian Tea

Waveny House

Always a special treat for NCBL Members and their Guests!

Growing Beautiful Food

Author and photographer, Matthew Benson, of Stonegate Farm (an 1860s organic estate farm in Balmville, NY) grows, photographs, and writes about the importance and esthetics of growing vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Growing Beautiful Food will be available for purchase and signing. This is a joint program with New Canaan Garden Club.

Informal Private Garden Visit

MEMBERS ONLY It’s time to mark your calendar for the 2024 NCBL Informal Garden Visits. This year we will be having garden visits on: Thursday, April 18, Thursday, May 9, Thursday, June 13, Wednesday, July 10, and Wednesday, August 7.  The gardens will be open from 9:30 to noon to 35 registered NCBL members. Watch […]