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.

‘The Nature of Oaks’ with Doug Tallamy

Douglas Tallamy, T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, will discuss topics from his most recent book, The Nature of Oaks.  Oaks sustain a complex and fascinating web of wildlife and Dr. Tallamy will explore the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal […]

‘Gardens for All’ with Irene Barber via Zoom

Irene Barber, Adult Education & Horticultural Therapy Program Manager of the (beautiful!) Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will discuss how professionals worldwide are expanding opportunities for people of all economic and physical abilities to engage in gardening.

‘All About Dahlias’ with Sean Corenki via Zoom

Sean Corenki, Manager of the Gardener’s Center in Darien, is back by popular demand.  He will discuss some of the many varieties of these gorgeous flowers, when and how to plant them, and how to over-winter them. Click on the Event Title to register for this Zoom event.

Joint Meeting with New Canaan Garden Club

Douglas Dubler, an internationally acknowledged fashion, beauty and find art photographer, will speak to us about his upcoming book "iridescence - The Art of the Iris".  It will be a discussion of his photo shoot at the Presby Memorial Iris Garden and the production of his book by the same name.  He will discuss techniques […]

Sustainable Landscape: Designing with Native Plantings with Louis Fusco

New Canaan Nature Center

Our residential gardens have historically relied on exotic plants, selected for their unique qualities and aesthetic addition to the landscape. We are now aware of the benefits of native plants and cannot overlook their use. This program will take us to the next step in our garden by not only highlighting the environmental and health […]

From Invasive to Native: A Three-Year Restoration’ with Pam Roman

New Canaan Nature Center

Pam Roman, a life-long gardner and birder, will explain, step-by-step, how she removed invasive shrubs and vines in order to create a native pollinator-friendly garden. She will take us through the inspiring work she did in her own yard, day-by-day, month-by-month, over a period of three years.

Informal Private Garden Visit

MEMBERS ONLY It's time to mark your calendar for the 2023 NCBL Informal Garden Visits. This year we will be having garden visits on: Thursday, May 18, Thursday, June 15, Wednesday, July 12, Wednesday, August 16.  The gardens will be open from 9:30 to noon, to 35 registered NCBL members. Pre- registration for all 4 events will open […]

Lee Garden Open Garden Day

Olive and George Lee Memorial Garden 89 Chichester Rd, New Canaan, CT

Come see the breathtaking display of azaleas and rhododendrons in their peak spring bloom! Bring your friends, family, and camera!. Lee Garden is open every day, dawn to dusk. On our Open Garden Day you will be able to meet and ask questions of the volunteers who work hard to keep this garden beautiful.

Memorial Day Parade

St. Mark's Church 111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT, United States

MEMBERS ONLY - Member volunteers join in our annual tradition of marching in the New Canaan Memorial Day Parade.  Contact Ginny Dobbs for more information.