2022-2023 Program Schedule

The January, February and March meetings will be held via Zoom webinar.  If necessary, live programs may be changed to Zoom so check the monthly newsletter or this page for updated information.  Zoom Instructions: You may register for each program on the website or in the newsletter.  The Zoom link will be sent via email 1-2 days prior to each event.  Zoom will work on your computer, iPad or any smartphone.  You may invite friends to participate by sending them to the website to register.

To see past programs that have been recorded by permission on the presenter, check out our YouTube channel, click here 




Thursday, October 6, 2022:   Autumn Luncheon!  'The Garden Tourists Hudson Valley' 

Renowned speaker, author, and garden designer, Jana Milbocker, will take you on a tour of the best public gardens in the Hudson Valley, including Kykuit, Boscobel, Stonecrop, the Vanderbilt Estate and more. Her books will be available for purchase, including The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast and two others.  Advance registration and fee.  Open to Members and their Guests.

Woodway Country Club 11:30am-2:00pm.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 (note this is an EVENING program): 'Pots with Pizzazz: A Tutorial on Creating Stunning Containers for the Fall Season and Holidays'  

Terrance Rhodes, owner of Floral Landscape Designs by Rhodes in Stratford, CT will get you into the spirit of the autumn season and looking towards the holidays by creating containers that pop with color and personality, while reflecting your own unique style. This will be an EVENING program.

New Canaan Nature Center 6:30pm - 8:30pm

6:30 pm refreshments

7:00 pm program


Wednesday, November 30, 2022Holiday Wreath and Decor Workshop.  Celebrate the Season by helping with our Holiday Greens and Gnomes Workshop!  Join us to create the wreaths, arrangements and woodland gnomes that give New Canaan a special sense of festivity and cheer. This year, there will be three shifts and many opportunities to share your talents. We will be partnering again with the New Canaan Garden Club. This is a fun and enjoyable time to welcome the holiday season. The sign up link will be available in the October Newsletter. 

New Canaan Nature Center

Wednesday, January 4, 2023:  'The Nature of Oaks'. 

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 that center on the many varieties of oaks native to North America. His book will be available at Elm Street Books.

Zoom Webinar 9:30-11:30AM.   Click here to register.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2023: 'Gardens for All'.

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.

Zoom Webinar 9:30 – 11:30AM. Click here to register.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023:  'All About Dahlias'.

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.

Zoom Webinar 9:30-11:30AM.  Click here to register.


Wednesday, April 5, 2023: (Joint Meeting with New Canaan Garden Club).  Cig Harvey, British fine art photographer and author of Blue Violet will present her work:  a vibrant meditation on the procession of seasons, sensory abundance, and the magic in everyday life.  Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

New Canaan Library–new auditorium, 9:30-11:30AM 


Wednesday, May 3, 2023: 'From Invasive to Native: A Three-Year Restoration'.

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.

New Canaan Nature Center, 9:30-11:30am


Wednesday: June 7, 2023:  'Fireflies'/Annual Meeting.

Chris Schipper, Chairman of the New Canaan Conservation Commission, will discuss why and how we need to preserve these unique and beautiful insects.  An evening walking tour of the New Canaan Land Trust Firefly Sanctuary will be scheduled for later in June.

New Canaan Nature Center, 9:30-11:30am



Program Chairs are Kirsten Gregorio, Aoife Maynard, Janet Foss, Angela Materna, and Steve Zatz.

Monthly meetings open to the public and free of charge unless announced otherwise in the monthly newsletter or website. Members are encouraged to invite a guest.

More information is available in the monthly newsletter. Your program ideas are welcome!