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NCGC News

New Canaan Garden Club Launches Audio Guide About Waveny Park’s History

The New Canaan Garden Club has launched an exciting new audio guide about the history of Waveny Park on Otocast. The project stems from the Garden Club of America’s initiative to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederic Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Waveny Park is an Olmsted firm designed property, and the Club felt it was important to enlighten our community on its historical background and significance in a unique and novel way.     Continue Reading →

NCGC Completes Irwin Park Master Plan

New Canaan Garden Club completes master plan for Irwin Park
March 3, 2022
To the Editor,
Since opening as a park in 2005, Irwin Park has been seen as a sanctuary where residents and our neighbors can walk, jog, ride bicycles, picnic and even cross-country ski. The New Canaan Garden Club (NCGC), as stewards of the park, recently completed a ten-year master plan for the park with Stimson Landscape Architects from Cambridge, MA. Stimson recently was awarded the 2021 Landscape Architecture Firm award from the American Society of Landscape Architects and their master plan will provide the road map for the future of the park.     Continue Reading →

Native Bee Booklet

“Native bees are a hidden treasure. From alpine meadows in the national forests of the Rocky Mountains to the Sonoran Desert in the Coronado National Forest in Arizona and from the boreal forests of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska to the Ocala National Forest in Florida, bees can be found anywhere in North America, where flowers bloom. From forests to farms, from cities to wildlands, there are 4,000 native bee species in the United States, from the tiny Perdita minima to large carpenter bees.”    

Community Events

Monday, Jun 06 2022
  • Philadelphia Flower Show
    Monday, Jun 06 2022 - Sunday, Jun 12 2022  
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Tuesday, Jun 07 2022
  • Philadelphia Flower Show
    Monday, Jun 06 2022 - Sunday, Jun 12 2022  
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Wednesday, Jun 08 2022
  • Philadelphia Flower Show
    Monday, Jun 06 2022 - Sunday, Jun 12 2022  
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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 Historical Society

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


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