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Programs 2017-2018

We usually meet on the first Tuesday of the month from September through June, with some exceptions. Most of our meetings are held during the day but we do have some meetings in the evening in order to accommodate the varying schedules of our members. Guests are always welcome and light refreshments are served.

Day meetings are held at the First Church of Christ at 11:45am unless otherwise noted.

Evening meetings are held at the Woodbridge Library at 7pm unless otherwise noted.

"Notable Trees of Woodbridge"
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Speaker - Paul DeCoster
Organizer of Woodbridge 2017 Notable Tree Project which identifies and surveys large and historic trees to memorialize their place in our community.

Place:

First Church of Christ

5 Meetinghouse Lane,

Woodbridge, CT

 GCW Annual September

      Plant Exchange

Please bring a plant from your garden to exchange.  Bring one, take one. 

Time 

11:45 a.m.

           We are  hosting
The Garden Club of Orange
Everyday Floral Arrangement for Everyone"
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Speaker: John Desarbo, Floral Designer

Surprise yourself by learning how to make extaordinary designs from ordinary plant material.  John is the former owner of Fenwick Florists, Bethany.  Passionate about flowers, he jugglesbeing a flral designer concenrating on events & holidays while working in managemnt at a mojor luxury retailer

Place:

First Church of Christ

5 Meetinghouse Lane,

Woodbridge, CT

 

Time 

11:45 a.m.

"Replacing Invasives with Deer Resistant Natives"
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Speaker:  Adam Wheeler
Propogation & Plant Development Manager
Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, Ct

Place

Woodbridge Public Library

10 Newton road, Woodbridge CT

Time 

7:00 p.m.

For Members Only

Place:    Home of Denise Rock

23 Grouse Lane

Woodbridge. CT

 

Time 

11:45 a.m.

"Artistic Floral Design Challenge"

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Featuring Garden Club of Woodbrodge Members

"Delightful Dahlias"

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Speaker:  Maria Kayne, 

Dahlia Gardener, GCW Member.

Maria has been faithfully shepherding 500 dahlias through the seasons in her Woodbridge home gardens for years.  She will share the secrets to her delightful dalhis success!

 

Place

Woodbridge Public Library

10 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT

Time 

11:45 a.m.

"Pressed Flower Workshop"
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - Evening
Montse Lopez-Vila and Linda Cedarbaum, GCW Members
Learn the art of pressed flower design.  Now, while your gardens are in full swing, preserve petals, flowers and leaves between pages to use in your designs.  What a great way to practice the remembrance of things past.

Place

Woodbridge Public Library

10 Newton Rd., Woodbridge

Time 

7:00 p.m.

We are guests of Spring Glen Garden Club
Tuesday, March 07, 2018
"Changing Land, Changing Wildlife"
Speaker:  Margery Winters.
Assistant Director, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, Vice Chairman, Simsbury Inland Wetland/Conservation Commission and Vice President, Simsbury Land Trust.

Place

Mount Carmel Congregational Church

3284 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Ct.

Time 

11:45 a.m.

We are guests of  the Bethany Garden Club - evening mtg
Monday, April 9, 2018
"Turbans, Turks and Tyrants"
The History of the Tulip
Speaker:  Dr. Richard Benfield,
Professor of Geography at Central CT State University in New Britain and Author of Garden Tourism.
Learn about Tulips, the flower that shaped history.  Originally cultivated in Turkey when the first major book on tulips was printed in 1592.  They became so popular that the author's garden was raided and bulbs stolen on a regular basis. That was just the beginning of their saga of the world stage.  
Place:  Bethany Town Hall
             40 Peck Rd., Bethany
Time:    7 p.m.
Field Trip - Marsh Botanical Garden of Yale
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Speaker:  Eric Larson, Marsh Botanical Manager since 2003

Discover the gem in our backyard with a docent-led tour of plant collections in four themed greenhouses, diverse botanical gardens and arboretum including:  Contemplation Garden with koi pond, wildflower plantings, native bog garden, pinetum and many more.  

Place

227 Mansfield St

New Haven, CT., 

(parking onsite and carpools strongly encouraged)

Time 

10:45 a.m.

GCW business Meting will take place in the Atrium following the Tour

Annual Meeting
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The Art of Arranging
Speaker: Rachel Dempsey, Floral Designer and owner of Bethany Florist & Gift Shoppe.
Place:
Birchwoods at Oak Lane
1027 Racebrookn Rd
Woodbrodge
Time:   
12:00 noon Annual Meeting and raffle

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