Author Archives: Jean Shaw

Weed Wrangle at Irwin Park

On two consecutive Saturdays, September 19th and 26th, a group of energetic NCGC members cut down several patches of Japanese knotweed, opposite the goat pen in Irwin Park. Armed with clippers, horticultural vinegar and black coffee, they cut and bagged the branches, and then poured vinegar and coffee in the hollow stalks. Hopefully, this will weaken the roots of the invasive knotweed plants at the time when they are the weakest (producing seeds). This action is part of a 3-year project to find the safest way to eradicate invasives from Irwin Park and encourage more native pollinators to return.    

October Monthly Meeting rescheduled for Thursday, October 8th

Due to a scheduling glitch, our program for next Wednesday, October 7th must be moved to Thursday, October 8th at the same time: 9:30am. We will be hosting 25 members in person at Waveny and will notify you in advance if you are being invited to attend in person. The remainder of the membership will be able to watch our speaker, Charles Birnbaum, via Zoom or Livestream. We will be sending information about that by a later email. This change means that the Photography Committee workshop and Waveny Walled Garden work will be postponed for another time so as not to conflict with the program. Huge apologies for any inconvenience this is causing, and we beg your understanding. Many thanks, Anda & Lauren     

Outside Opening Meeting on September 16th

Welcome back! We are trying our best to create some sense of normalcy to our 2020-2021 Garden Club year while at the same time keeping the health and safety of our membership a priority. If you feel comfortable, please do join us for our September opening meeting on the morning of Wednesday, September 16th, which will be held outside at Waveny. We will be spread out on the back lawn, socially distanced, and we will all be wearing our masks! If the weather does not cooperate and it rains, we will move our meeting to September 23rd, same set up. Please note the earlier start time!      Continue Reading →

2020/21 Membership Dues

Membership dues for next year can now be paid through our website. Please select your membership class and then click on the Add to Cart button. You will be redirected to PayPal for payment either with a credit card or through your personal PayPal account. Please note that we have not raised our dues but that the fees for each of the membership classes (except Non-Primary Affiliate) include our club’s four-year $20.00 per person donation to the GCA’s Second Century Campaign. Many thanks for your continued support!     Continue Reading →

May Meetings and Events CANCELLED

Unfortunately we are still in lock-down so all NCGC events for May have been cancelled. We are still hopeful that we can hold our Annual June Awards Meeting and Luncheon even if we have to push the date towards the end of the month and hold it outdoors. Please stay tuned!    

New Canaan Sculpture Trail

The New Canaan Sculpture Trail was created by the New Canaan Land Trust, in partnership with the Carriage Barn Arts Center, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. By joining art and nature, this inaugural outdoor art exhibition promises to uniquely connect residents and visitors to our natural surroundings. The exhibition features eight juried sculptural installations at six New Canaan Land Trust preserves, the front lawn of the New Canaan Town Hall, and the courtyard of the Carriage Barn Arts Center. The Sculpture Trail is open to the public from April 1 through July 31, 2020.     Continue Reading →