Year At a Glance

General Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Monday of the month at the Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Road, West Simsbury, CT unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public with a guest donation of $10.00.

Horticultural Trips – Meet in parking lot behind Bank of America ATM on Iron Horse Blvd.  (Trips leave in the morning.)

Floral Design Workshops – Meet in the Old Court Room at Eno Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Horticultural Trips and Floral Design Workshops are for club members and their guests.

IMG_1538__1439847204_40558__1439927512_79459__1439928277_94888SEPTEMBER 2016

15  (9:00)   Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

17  (12.00)  Sundial Gardens and Tea Room, Higganum, CT

19  (11:30)   Annual Meeting and Welcome Back Lunch – Hop Meadow Country Club  (Members only)


3  (2-4)   Floral Design Workshop: Fall Fruits and Flowers in Fabulous Wreaths (Apple Barn)

11  (8:30)   Olana, Frederick Church’s estate, Hudson, NY

17  (11:30)   Herb Luncheon – Seasoning from the Garden by Chris Prosperi, Chef and Owner of Metro Bis Restaurant


9  (8:30)   Smith College Chrysanthemum Show, Northampton, MA

21  (10:00)  Members Holiday Wreath Making and Chowder Luncheon (Members only)


5  (2-4)   Floral Design Workshop: Holiday Arrangement (Apple Barn)

7  (9:15)   Festival of Trees, Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford, CT

12  (9:30)  Christmas at three Newport mansions, Newport, RI

19  (11:30)   General Meeting


23 (11:30)   Brighten Up Those Winter Blues, A Look at Great Plants for Winter Interest. Adam Wheeler from Broken Arrow Nursery


1  (9:00)  Workshop at Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, CT

6 (2-4)   Floral Design Workshop: Now what do I do with my Valentine Flowers?

23  (8:45)   Annual Hartford Flower Show, Hartford, CT

27  (11:30)   New England Gardens. Dr. Richard Benfield from Central Connecticut State University

MARCH 2017

8  (8:45)  Smith College Annual Bulb Show, Northampton, MA

20  (6:30PM)   Flower Arranging and Floraculture.  James Palmieri from UConn Blooms (Meeting at Simsbury Public Library)

22  (8:15)  Boston Flower Show “Super Heroes of the Garden.” Seaport Trade Center, Boston, MA

APRIL 2017

1 (9:00)   CC&SS 34th Annual Cactus Show, tour of rose greenhouse, NVCC, Waterbury, CT

17  (11:30)   Gardening in Containers. Susan Pelton from UCONN Home and Garden Education Center

20 (9:30)   Laurel Ridge Foundation Daffodil Festival and Topsmead, Litchfield, CT

24  (2-4)   Floral Design Workshop: Topic TBD…stay tuned…

28 (9:00)   36th Annual Fine Art and Flowers, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

MAY 2017

8  (8:15)   Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, Boston, MA

19  (9-1)   General Meeting and Annual Plant Sale  Preparation – Simsbury Farms Ice Skating Rink – 100 Old Farms Rd, West Simsbury

20  (9-1)   Annual Plant Sale – Simsbury Farms Ice Skating Rink – 100 Old Farms Rd, West Simsbury

JUNE 2017

8 – 10     Overnight trip to Maine Coastal Botanical Garden, Boothbay, ME

19 (11:30)   End of Year Picnic

26  (9:30) Wickham Park, Manchester, CT

28  (3-4:30) Wine and Garden tour, Simsbury CT (members check email for address)


17 (TBD) Tentative date for member open gardens – stay tuned


24 (TBD) Tentative date for member open gardens – stay tuned