To stimulate the love of gardening among its members and the members of the community,
to promote conservation and to encourage civic planning and beautification.
Several NCGC members attended Wave Hill’s 2021 Gardeners’ Party on Thursday, September 30th to celebrate Louis Bauer. For nearly two decades, Louis has dedicated himself to Wave Hill, first arriving in 1994 to work under Marco Polo Stufano, and returning in 2014 as Director of Horticulture. He epitomizes the distinctive style of gardening Wave Hill is known for—intimate, adventurous and plants first! Under Louis’ inspired leadership, Wave Hill remains at the forefront of American horticulture; his impact will last long into the future.
The NCGC kicked off the 2021/22 season on September 8th with their annual opening luncheon at Waveny House. Almost a dozen members provided gorgeous and imaginative centerpieces inspired by a variety of adult and children’s books. Our Floral Design Committee is already very busy this fall, touring the Hortulus Flower Show in Greenwich and hosting their own workshop on how to “Take out the Fear and Put in the Fun into Entering Flower Shows.”
Our Chew Crew left Irwin Park this morning, Tuesday, August 17th. During their regular site visit, our farmers saw that there was not enough vegetation left for the goats to eat. Since May, they have devoured our weeds daily.
On May 12th, our New Canaan Garden Club Goat Initiative Project (representing all of Zone II in competition at the GCA’s virtual Annual Meeting Flower Show called “Around the Green” held May 11-12, 2021) was awarded First Place AND Best In Show in the 12 Zones’ video exhibition, “Education in Conservation.”
Click here to enjoy this two-minute video prepared by NCGC Conservation Co-Chairs Alice Wyman and Wendy Dewey.
New Canaan Land Trust: Story BOOk and Nature Walk
Sunday, Oct 24 2021 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Still Pond Preserve - Fowler Entrance, 763 Silvermine Road, New Canaan
Join us on Sunday, October 24th for an afternoon in nature to celebrate Halloween and this beautiful time of the year. We’ll start with a short Halloween-themed nature walk and make our way to the council ring at Still Pond Preserve. There, New Canaan Library’s Children Librarian Marie Aspinwall will read a Halloween story and lead a sing-a-long. What a wonderful way to experience the wonder of the changing seasons and Halloween at the Land Trust’s Still Pond Preserve! Costumes are encouraged.
Appropriate for ages 3-6.
This event is free, but registration is required at NewCanaanLandTrust.org/events
Friday, Oct 29 2021 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840, USA
Friday, October 29
Sessions at 5:30 P.M - 7:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Get into the Halloween spirit by joining us for this spooktacular celebration, NCNC-style. Learn about and meet some fiendish friends who remind us of All Hallows Eve (spiders, snakes, owls, & more), enjoy making some creepy crafts, and share spooky stories around a cackling (erm, we mean crackling) campfire! Top off the evening with our one-of-a-kind jack-o-lantern experience and you will be destined to have a dreadfully wicked evening!
Costumes are encouraged & welcome!
Choose from 1 of 2 available time slots:
Session A: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Session B: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Pre-registration by Wednesday, October 27th, at 4pm is required.
All attendees (children + adults) must purchase a ticket.
New Canaan Beautification League: "Winter's Beauty, Brought Indoors"
Wednesday, Nov 03 2021 9:30 am - 11:30 am
New Canaan Nature Center
"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.
The Holiday Arrangements for Meals on Wheels and the New Canaan Inn developed three years ago as a natural extension of the annual Christmas Wreath Making workshop. Using the small...