2018 Flower Show Schedule

HOT OFF THE PRESS!  Attached is the schedule for our spring 2018 Zone II Flower Show entitled "Iconic Style - A Design Legacy". Show will be held at the Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park on Wednesday, June 13th and Thursday, June 14th, 2018. It is open to the public at no charge. As described in the schedule's introduction, "Iconic Style - A Design Legacy" celebrates New Canaan's distinctive architecture, landscape architecture and open spaces. Known for its charming colonials, grand estates, mid-century moderns, vast open spaces and formal gardens, there is certainly a varied and unique array of "Iconic Styles" in New Canaan.  

Iconic Style Flower Show Schedule

Contaminated Milkweed Alert

monarch-butterflies-01-help.jpg.662x0 q70 crop-scalePlease read the attached letter from GCA committee chairs alerting us about contaminated milkweed and its toxic effects on monarch butterflies and other "pests".  We have been asked to take action to protect against this contamination. 
 
 

Contribution to the New Canaan Land Trust

The New Canaan Garden Club is pleased to announce a financial contribution of $1000 to the New Canaan Land Trust for future stewardship of of the Silvermine Fowler Preserve. Following the purchase, The New Canaan Land Trust will begin additional work on the Fowler property to improve public access in an appropriate way and ensure that the property remain public open space in perpetuity.
 
According to Garden Club President Jane Gamber, “The Garden Club of America has a commitment to promoting respect for natural resources and responsibility for environmental stewardship. It encourages all member clubs to carry out conservation work locally.” The New Canaan Garden Club has been a member of the Garden Club of America since 1920.
 
Donations from organizations and individuals for ongoing stewardship of the Silvermine Fowler Preserve can be sent to the New Canaan Land Trust, PO Box 425, New Canaan, CT. 06840.
 
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From Left: Mike Johnson, New Canaan Land Trust Executive Director; Jane Gamber, New Canaan Garden Club President, Lisa Dunn, New Canaan Garden Club Conservation Co-Chair; Walker Holmes, The Trust for Public Land Acting Connecticut State Director; Art Berry, New Canaan Land Trust President

Living in the Garden

By Susan Bergen
IMG 4764I spend a bit of time every day observing my garden and the natural woods surrounding my home. While I started out focusing on flowers and greenery, I soon realized that plants were only half the story. Gardens are complex living habitats where plants and all manner of creatures form mutual dependencies.
 
I photograph what I see at ground level - up close and personal, so to speak - then I research each subject to gain a better understanding of how our ecosystems work.
 
 
Below is a collection of essays which I have recently published in our club’s newsletter. Click on the link to read.