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.

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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.