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Founded in 1964, our club has set out with these objectives in mind:

  • To promote interest in horticulture.

  • To increase knowledge of artistic use of plant materials.

  • To further the conservation of natural resources.

  • To encourage and assist in civic projects.

Meetings: General Meetings are held at the Senior Center within the Newtown Community Center on the Fairfield Hills campus, at 8 Simpson Street Newtown. Business meetings begin at 6:00 followed by a program. Programs start at 7:00 p.m. and are open and free to the public.

PROGRAM SPEAKERS and Schedule for 2022 -2023

SEPTEMBER - "Developing a New Relationship with Plants"

                          learning their medical benefits"- Andrea Candee

OCTOBER - "Bulbs: The Bold and the Beautiful"

                            Michele MacKinnon will help us discover overlooked bulb choices, dispel

                         old myths.

NOVEMBER - "The Marvelous Mason Bees"

                           Sally Brockett will share information about the life and

                           behavior of mason bees.

DECEMBER & JANUARYno general meetings held

FEBRUARY - Workshop : Line Design and Line Mass

MARCH - "Backyard Bird and Wildlife Gardening"

                    Karla A. Dalley will discuss bird foods (preferably from plant sources), 

                       water resources for birds, and places for birds to nest and raise their young.


APRIL - "Dahlias: Not Your Mama's Passe Flowers"

                   Michele MacKinnon will present growing tips, today's most popular cultivars,

                    and where to find them.

MAY - "Hydrangeas and Cold Climate Gardens"

                   Lorraine Ballato will discuss measures we can take to improve the odds

                    that we can get our hydrangeas to bloom.

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