Simsbury Garden Club 2017-2018 General Meetings and Programs

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the Simsbury Apple Barn (60 Old Farms Rd, West Simsbury, CT 06092).
Hors d’oeuvres and socializing at 11:30.  Business meeting at noon followed by the Program (typically about 12:30).


Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:30am. General Meeting and Welcome Back Luncheon at Metro Bis Restaurant (members only)
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:30pm. Evening General Meeting at Simsbury Public Library Program Room.
“Buffer Gardens” by Aimee Petras,  Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Farmington River Watershed Association. She will outline why installations of  bioswales, rain gardens and river buffers are important for the river,  and show some local examples.

  Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:00am. General Meeting and Wreath Workshop and Chowder Luncheon.   Members assemble wreaths for town buildings followed by our traditional Corn Chowder Luncheon (members only).

 Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11:30am. General Meeting
“Climate Change and Gardening” by Sarah Bailey, UConn Extension State and Hartford County Master Garden Coordinator

 Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:30am. General Meeting
“Chrissie and John D’Esopo’s Wild Conifer World-Four Seasons of a Creative Conifer Wonderland” by Chrissie D’Esopo

 Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:30am. General Meeting
“Hostas: The Diamond of the Garden” by Kathie Sisson, Tri-State Hosta Society President

 Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:30am. General Meeting
“KNOX – People, Planting, Programs” Ron Pitz, KNOX Executive Director

 Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:30am. General Meeting and Herb Luncheon (pot luck)
“Cooking, Baking & Garnishing with Herbs and Edible Flowers” by Gini Mita, Federated Garden Clubs of CT Program Chair Wallingford Garden Club President.  Bring your favorite herbal dish and recipe to share.

 Friday, May 4, 2018 at 1pm. Business Meeting and Annual Plant Sale Preparation at Simsbury Farms Ice Rink (members only)

 Saturday, May 5, 2018 9am-1pm. Plant Sale at Simsbury Ice Rink

 Monday, June 18, 2018 at 12:30pm. End of Year Picnic Holcomb Farm, West Granby (members only)