Gardens In Bloom Tour A Success!

Inaugural Garden Tour: “Gardens in Bloom” was a Resounding Success!  Thanks to so many supporters, volunteers and tour goers, our inaugural garden tour, Gardens in Bloom, was a fantastic day and an amazing success! We sold over 500 tickets in advance of the tour day. The tour featured four of our members’ gardens, all completely different in scope, size and style and we also showcased the wonderful public gardens at Waveny House which garden club members lovingly maintain. A festive Preview Party was held the evening before the tour at a fifth private home.     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.”    

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 →

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 →

Zone II Annual Meeting

Last Thursday September 14th, Zone II held their annual meeting in Greenwich at the Belle Haven Club.  Attendees were treated to a full day of activities, highlights being a history of Greenwich lecture by Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum by Dr. Daniel Ksepka covering the origin of the Long Island Sound and Coastline, a tour of the coastline on a 1930’s yacht lead by Susie Baker, marine biologist, retired oceanography teacher, conservationist and preservationist. Besides a delicious lunch we also enjoyed the awards presentation which had two special women honored who are especially close to our clubs heart. The first being past NCGC President, and zone Horticulture judge Jane Gamber who was honored with the Marcy Crutcher award. This award is given for spirit, energy and determination, expanding knowledge in horticulture by sharing in all ways. Words that epitomize all Jane does for our club.     Continue Reading →