Programs

2021-2022 Program Schedule

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL IN-PERSON PROGRAMS WILL REQUIRE A PROOF OF VACCINATION.



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.

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021:   Autumn Luncheon!  'Uprooted:  A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again' 

Page Dickey will share an intimate look into her transition from her garden of 34 years to a very different garden in northwestern Connecticut and how she fell in love with it. Her book, Uprooted, will be available for purchase and signing. Advance reservation and

fee.  Open to Members and their Guests.

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

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021: "Winter's Beauty, Brought Indoors" 

Kyle Riccoboni, floral designer and owner of a new business, Modern Houseplant, will show us how beautiful the winter season can be when we think outside the box. Nature has so many wonderful textures at this time of year. By simply taking a walk outside, or by saving and drying materials from your garden, you can create some beautiful wintry creations.  PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

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

 

TBDHoliday Wreath and Decor Workshop  

New Canaan Nature Center, Time TBD.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022:  "The Right-Size Garden" 

Kerry Ann Mendez, author, blogger and nationally acclaimed speaker will help us simplify our outdoor space with low-maintenance design solutions and plant choices so that we can spend more quality time in our gardens. The Right-Size Flower Garden will be available at Elm Street Books.

Zoom Webinar 9:30-11:30AM.

 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022: "Get Your Garden Ready for Spring"

Sean Corenki, Manager of The Gardener’s Center in Darien, will discuss the various tasks we should be performing in our early spring gardens--including soil preparation, pruning, and choosing ornamental and edible plants. Be ready with your questions!

Zoom Webinar 9:30 – 11:30AM.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022:  "The Best View of Our World:  Through a Garden!"  

Linda Larson, who lives in Mesa, AZ, has traveled the world and visited over 900 gardens. She will share her love of traveling and gardens.

Zoom Webinar 9:30-11:30AM.

 

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022:  Victorian Tea. Details to follow.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022: "Frederick Law Olmstead:  200 Years of Growing America".

Kirk Brown will speak to us as Olmsted himself, bringing the Father of Landscape Architecture

to life in this 200th anniversary of Olmsted’s birth.  This is a joint presentation sponsored by both the Garden Club and the New Canaan Beautification League.  Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.  PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND.  9:00-11:00AM (please note the time change from our regular meetings).

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022: TBA

 

Wednesday: June 1, 2022:  Members Annual Meeting - “Stephen Mather:  Conservationist and First Director of the National Park Service”

Heather Raker, Executive Director of the Mather Homestead will tell us about this treasure of a house and surrounding acres that were occupied by the same family for 239 years. We will have coffee on the terrace overlooking the garden and a lecture in the new barn, followed by tours of the house for those interested.

Open to NCBL Members only.  PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

The Mather Homestead, 19 Stephen Mather Road, Darien, CT 9:30-11:30AM.  (Note: this is on the border of New Canaan and Darien at the corner of Brookside and Stepehn Mather roads.)

 

 

Program Chairs are Kirsten Gregorio, Jolley Frank, Nancy Malling, Aoife Maynard, and Ty Tan.



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!