Susan Bergen’s conservation exhibit from January’s meeting titled “The Garden in Winter” will be on display at the New Canaan Library the week of February 15th. Special thanks to Susan for sharing her knowledge and appreciation of our snow-covered gardens — they may be here to stay!
Last month’s Conservation Corner presented the meadows at Irwin Park and how they offer a unique habitat in our wooded suburban town. The meadows at Irwin are full of perennial and annual wildflowers, vines, shrubs and mature trees which are home to bees, butterflies, birds, reptiles and mammals. The display featured late summer and fall blooming plants and how they benefit wildlife.
The Garden Club of New Canaan was established soon after Miss Alice Driggs burst into the living room of her friend, Mrs. George Frank, exclaiming “Louise, there ought to be a botany class or a garden club here in New Canaan!” With six other women they founded the Garden Club of New Canaan in 1909. It was the third garden club to be organized in the United States.