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Stop the Spotted Lanternfly!

Now is the time to take action to protect against the Spotted Lanternfly!  It is the year of the dragon. With this in mind, let’s tap into our inner gardening dragons and protect our green spaces from the spotted lanternfly scourge. If you see these pods on your trees, now is the time to remove them to mitigate damage in the spring. This pest does not have a predator and can be highly destructive to gardens! Please keep a eye out for these invasive insects in your own garden and while walking in Waveny and Irwin Park.     Continue Reading →

Talk with Jeff Speck, best-selling author of “Walkable City”

Join us for a talk with Jeff Speck, award-winning planner and author of Walkable City, How Downtown Can Save American One Step At A Time. Speck has spent his career studying what makes cities thrive and has bored it down to one key factor: walkability. Speck explains why walking is useful, particularly regarding land-use, zoning, transit, and parking, and then focuses on how, by sharing examples of places where walking is safe, comfortable, and interesting.     Continue Reading →

NCGC Elves Hard at Work!

Members enjoyed a wonderful morning at our annual greens workshop with the New Canaan Beautification League creating wreaths and decorations for downtown New Canaan. Thanks to everyone who spread good cheer and helped kick-off the holiday season!    

Community Events

Saturday, Apr 20 2024
  • Spring Bulbs in the Border - Hollister House Garden (Washington, CT)
    Saturday, Apr 20 2024  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington, CT 06793, USA
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Monday, Apr 22 2024

Flowers on Wheels

Kris Johnson and Stephanie Radman had been delivering meals to the Meals on Wheels of New Canaan clients for the past few years.  A few years ago, they took it...

Holiday Arrangements for Meals on Wheels and New Canaan Inn

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...

Holiday Greens Workshop

Since 1960, the Garden Club has convened each December to make large holiday wreaths for our downtown area and buildings. In 1976, we joined forces with the New Canaan Beautification...

Holiday Stroll

Each year Garden Club members decorate trees and wreaths for the annual Holiday Stroll held in downtown New Canaan prior to the holiday season. The trees surround the stage for...

Horticulture Therapy at Waveny Care Center

The ​Horticultural Therapy Program at Waveny Care Center​ was established when Waveny opened in 1975. Professionally trained volunteers, including several New Canaan Garden Club members, met weekly with residents to...

Irwin Park

Opened in 2005, Irwin Park is best described as a people sanctuary, with benches and chairs scattered among its vast lawns, fields and orchards. An environmentally friendly Flexi-pave trail, funded...

Peony Walk in Waveny Park

Funds were raised in the spring of 2013 to help restore the Peony Walk in Waveny Park. The first phase consisted of simply clearing masses of weeds and extraneous plant material...

Waveny Care Flowers

NCGC’s involvement at Waveny Care Center is longstanding, starting when the center opened over 40 years ago. Championed and nurtured by pioneer flower volunteer and NCGC member Allison Caesar, the...

Waveny Walled Garden and Parterre Garden

The Waveny Walled Garden was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted's firm as a formal rose garden. In 1995 a committee of Garden Club horticulture devotees redesigned the garden as...

New Canaan Museum & Historical Society

The NCGC has maintained the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society garden for 30 years. It is made up of the Shirley Bird perennial garden and an 18th century Colonial...

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