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.


JULY 2017

17 (tbd)  Member Open Gardens (check email for info)

26 (12-5pm) Buttonwood Sunflower Farm – Griswold, CT  (contact Janet for details)


21 (10am-2pm)  Member Open Gardens (check email for info)


18 (11:30)  Welcome Back Luncheon and General Meeting – Metro Bis Restaurant (members only)

21 (Thur) Wethersfield Garden and Sharon Audobon Society – Amenia NY, Sharon CT


2   (2-4pm)   Floral Design Workshop – Terrariums For All Seasons

5 (Thur) Wee Faerie Village at Florence Griswold Museum, Lavendar Farm and B.F. Clydes Cider Mill – Old Lyme, Killingworth and Mystic

16 (6:30pm)  “Buffer Gardens” – Aimee Petras, FRWA (meeting at Simsbury Library Program Room)


4-19  Smith College Mum Show – Northampton, MA

20 (10:00)  Members Holiday Wreath Making and Chowder Luncheon (Members only)


1-10 Festival of Trees, Wadsworth Atheneum – Hartford, CT

4   (2-4pm)   Floral Design Workshop – “Holiday Boxwood Topiaries”

18 (11:30)   “Climate Change and Gardening” – Sarah Bailey, UConn Extension


19 (Fri) Lyman Estate Begonia Sale and Tour – Watham, MA

22 (11:30)   “Chrissie and John D’Esopo’s Wild Conifer World-Four Seasons of a Creative Conifer Wonderland” – Chrissie D’Esopo


5   (2-4pm)   Floral Design Workshop – “A Cup of Love for Valentine’s Day”

22-25 CT Flower Show “Breath of Spring” – Hartford, CT

26 (11:30)   “Hostas: The Diamond of the Garden” – Kathie Sisson, Tri-State Hosta Society

MARCH 2018

3-18  Smith College Bulb Show and Sale – Northamton, MA

3-Apr 22  NY Botanical Garden Orchid Show – Bronx, NY

19 (11:30)   “KNOX – People, Planting, Programs” – Ron Pitz, KNOX

APRIL 2018

16 (11:30)   Herb Luncheon “Cooking, Baking and Garnishing with Herbs and Edible Flowers”. Gini Mita, Wallingford Garden Club

19 (Thur)  Colorblends Spring Garden – Bridgeport, CT

??  Fine Arts and Flowers Wadsworth Atheneum – Hartford, CT

30   (2-4pm)   Floral Design Workshop – “Tussie-Mussies”

MAY 2018

4 (11:30)   General Meeting and Annual Plant Sale  Preparation – Simsbury Farms Ice Skating Rink – 100 Old Farms Rd, West Simsbury (members only)

5 (9-1)   Annual Plant Sale – Simsbury Farms Ice Skating Rink – 100 Old Farms Rd, West Simsbury

23 (Wed)  Promisek at Three Rivers Farm (Beatrix Farrand Garden) & Glebe House (Gertrude Jekyll Garden) – Bridgewater & Woodbury, CT

JUNE 2018

13 (Wed)  “The Quiet Corner” – Roseland Cottage, Palmer Arboretum, Martha’s Herbary, + special surprise – Woodstock, CT

18 (12:30)   End of Year Picnic, Holcomb Farm, West Granby (members only)

26-28 Grounds for Sculpture, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve & NJ Botanical Gardens – Trenton, NJ, New Hope, PA, Ringwood, NJ

JULY 2018

TBD member open gardens


TBD  member open gardens