DSC_0311The Lewisboro Garden Club, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1972 to promote the art of gardening, aid in conserving natural flora and help beautify public areas.

Many of our activities are centered around Onatru Farm, but we also use Cyrus Russell Community House and the Lewisboro Library.

2015 Garden Club Events –  Preparations are underway for our new programs.  See upcoming Garden Club and local events below.   See our Resource page for sites to review in preparation for spring planting . 


Welcome back gardeners.  Remember only 122 days until the first tomato plants goes out.  we have not seen much snow (yet) but the cold weather has certainly left its mark.

WE have many activities planned for the upcoming year and hope you are able to join us for many of them.  Dates to remember are March 5, April 9, May 7, June 4, September 3 and October 10.  These will be our monthly meetings.  The business session will be 6:45 PM and the speakers will be at 7:30 PM.

Our opening activity will be a Beat the Blues Party on February 8 followed by a showing of the movie Greenfingers (R) .  This should inspire our gardening for the year.

Special events:  Our plant sale fund raiser this year is a two day event – May 9 at Gosset Brothers and May 16 at Copia.  It should be an exciting and fun challenge and everyone’s help will be needed to make it a success.  The Alice Poor Garden Dates are April 26 and September 12

We will have our Centerpiece workshop on November 19 and we’ll close the year off with our swag making holiday party on December 5.

We have trips to the Highline in May, NYBG Rose Garden in June and Wave Hill in July.

Details for all these events will be posted as they are finalized.



THE LGC , LLT and many other organizations in town  will be conducting the first ever town wide celebration of “First Day” .  We will join with Lewisboro Land Trust who will host a hike at 11 AM at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and the LGC will host a birdfeeder-making project for children following the hike at the WPR Nature Center.

More information can be obtained at the following site

*September 4, Thursday, 7:30 PM -Water DreamscapesAll welcome. Jan Johnsen is an adjunct professor at Columbia University in landscape design and teaches landscape design at the New York Botanical Garden. Her focus will be water designs we can create in our own backyards. Onatru Farm House.

September 13, Saturday, 9:00 AM –  Alice Poor Fall Cleanup -  All members are asked to join us at Onatru Farm to participate in the clean up of the Alice Poor Garden in preparation for the Library Fair.  Please bring your gardening tools.

September 27, Saturday, 8:30 AM – Trip to Storm King Art Center-All welcome.  For information about this trip try the Storm King site.  We will drive up in the morning and return about 3:00 PM.  The trip will include a walking guided tour around the installments closest to the museum, and then an option to see a beekeeping demonstration or a take a bus tour of the grounds.  The cost is $15 and you will need to RSVP to LGC if you can join us.

September 20, Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Corn Maze at the Lewisboro Library Fair -  All members are asked to join us at Onatru Farm to participate in the Library Fair. We will have an information and daffodil bulb sales table and will also open our annual corn maze.  If you can volunteer please contact us at LGC.

*October 9, Thursday, 7:30 PM Preparing for the Spring and Plant Swap – All welcome. Nick Mancini a well known organic gardener will be presenting information to help you create a successful start for our vegetable gardens in the spring. Questions will be answered about preparing the soil, preventing and handling insects and garden pests.  We also ask that you bring a plant or plants that you can share or swap with attendees.  Onatru Farm House

October 25, Saturday, Two planting shifts 9:30 am to 11 am and 11 am to 12:30 pm Annual Golden Roads Planting –  Rain date is Saturday, November 1, same two shifts. Where: TBD We’ll plant thousands of daffodil bulbs.  If you or your group can help email us at lewisborogardenclub@outlook.com. For the past 8 years, the vision of the Lewisboro Garden Club has been to beautify our town roadsides in spring by encouraging homeowners and businesses to line their properties with daffodils. Please stop by the Lewisboro Garden Club table at the Library Fair, September 20, to purchase daffodil bulbs for your garden 

November 20, Thursday, 6:30 PM Holiday Centerpiece Design – All welcome.  Copia Home and Garden Center. Jennifer Cipriano will again lead us in this floral design workshop. Come join us for this annual event and make a lovely centerpiece for your holiday table while sharing in some relaxing holiday cheer.  Cost: $25 for members and $45 for non members. Registration required call Rose Bonanno or email lewisborogardenclub@outlook.com.

December 6, Saturday, 9 AM Swag making and Holiday Brunch at the Onatru Farm.  All members welcome to this annual event that beautifies the Town and offers us an opportunity to share a holiday feast.  Hope to see you all.  Bring your clippers and gloves.

PAST Events

May 3, Saturday, 9:00 AM - Alice Poor Spring Cleanup -  All members are asked to join us at Onatru Farm to participate in the clean up of the Alice Poor Garden.  Please bring your gardening tools.  Rain date is May 4 at the same time

*May 8, Thursday, 6:00 PM – Plant sale orientation – We will meet at Gosset Brother’s Nursery in preparation for our annual plant sale.  Members only

May 10, Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Plant Sale – All welcome. Our annual fund raising plant sale.  Pick up your plants for Mother’s Day and your vegetable garden and help to raise funds for the Garden Club. It will be held at Gosset Brothers Nursery

May 14, Wednesday, 1:00 PM – Senior Citizen Presentation- South Salem Firehouse   We plan to visit the Lewisboro Senior Citizens.  Ellen Snyder and a group of volunteer members  will conduct a workshop on flower arrangement for memebrs of the group.

May 31, Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Trip to Innisfree Garden – All welcome.  We are planning a trip to these special gardens and hope you can join us.  Further information can be found at the Innisfree site.  There will be a garden tour at 9:30 and then an opportunity to wander around the grounds. Please RSVP to LGC.  The fee is $15.

June 5, Thursday, 7:30 PM, – Native Plant Gardening – All Welcome. Donna Lassiteris the presenterand  she is a Master Gardener from Cornell Cooperative Extension.  Her focus will be learning  about environmentally sound landscaping and gardening by including New York native plants and excluding invasive plants.  How to help to support a diversity of wildlife and create a garden that is in visual harmony with its surroundings.  Discover some beautiful and hardy native plants for your yard and garden. Onatru Farm House

June 8, Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Beyond the Garden Gate – Home Garden Tours- All welcome. This activity is presented by the LGC and the Lewisboro Land Trust it will be a tour of homes with unique gardens in South Salem and Waccabuc.  Come and join us as view very special gardens in our area. The cost is $30 and children under 12 are free. Please go to this site for registration information and read Lisa Wickersham’s garden descriptions in the Lewisboro Ledger in the Home Monthly

2014 Local events of interest: 2015 Will be coming

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants Sunday, February 23, 3:00 PM Doug Tallamy, its author will speak at the Katonah Village Library. It is made possible by funding from the Jerome Levy Foundation and sponsored by the Lewisboro Land Trust.  If you have any questions, please email: events@lewisborolandtrust.org or visit the Land Trust site for more info.

Onatru Open House- April 2, Wednesday, 3 to 7 PM  Lewisboro Parks and Recreation Department is holding an open house on April 2nd  at their new offices (99 Elmwood Road, South Salem, NY).  All are welcome to see the new space and historical artifacts from Alice Poor and others in town as well as take a tour of the farm house from Alice Poor’s grand daughter.  Light refreshments will be served.

Lewisboro Land Trust: Children’s Hike at Onatru , April 6, Sunday, at 9:30 to Noon – “Sensing Wild Lewisboro” This is a hike for children aged 6-10 and will be focused on learning about nature using the five senses. It will be led by Ann Marie Nordgran.  There is fee. For more information please go to Lewisboro Land Trust.

PLANT HARDINESS ZONE:  Please use the following website for information about your plant hardiness zone.