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The 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.

2016 Garden Club Events –  See upcoming Garden Club and local events below.   See our Resource page for sites to review in preparation for spring planting . 

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 2016 Golden Roads Daffodils Driving Tour  The daffodils should be at their peak next week, so the next 2 weeks will be an ideal time to view them. The 34,000 daffodils are starting to make quite a display. Why not take a drive around town with your family or friends and enjoy them all. The town daffodil displays would not be possible without your stepping up to make it happen. Thank you. Click this link for a Golden Roads Driving Tour Map.

*April 7, Thursday, Meeting and speaker 6:45 PM, Lewisboro Library. Garden of Ideas proprietor,  Joe Keller, will speak to us about making a good start to your vegetable garden and will give us on some tips on companion planting. All welcome. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend. His site is Garden of Ideas

April 30, Saturday, Alice Poor Spring Clean Up, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm. (Rain Date: May 1 – Sunday) All members are asked to participate. Please bring your gardening tools. Refreshments served.

*May 5, Thursday, Meeting and Speaker, 6:45 PM, Lewisboro Library. Kim Eireman UCONN Master Gardener- Attracting Nature’s Pest Control: Gardening for Beneficial Insects- Put down the pesticide and pick up your gardening trowel instead! Kim Eierman explains how to reduce garden pests, without the collateral damage from hazardous pesticides.  All welcome. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend.  Her site is ecobeneficial

May 7, Saturday, Mother’s Day Plant Sale at Gossett Brothers Nursery, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We will need members to volunteer to make this fundraiser a successful event. We will need people to bring baked goods to sell and to help with customer sales. Sign up with Beverly Scott.

May 14, Saturday, Plant Sale at Copia Home and Garden Center, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This is our second fundraiser. Funds will be focused on the beautification projects at Onatru. Join us for gardening classes, pizza making and all your vegetable garden needs. Volunteers needed. Sign up with Mary Ann Lansdale.

May 15, Sunday, Wave Hill Trip, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  West 249th Street, Bronx, NY 10471. Fee: $8 or $4 for seniors.Wave Hill is a 28-acre estate in the Hudson Hill section of Riverdale, Bronx. It currently consists of public horticultural gardens and a cultural center, all situated on the slopes overlooking the Hudson River, with expansive views across the river to the New Jersey Palisades.  RSVP to Rose or Ellen if you can join us. Fee will be charged.  Their site is Wave Hill

*June 2, Thursday, Meeting and Speaker, 6:45 PM, Andy Brand from Broken Arrow NurseryHis Topic will be -Year Round Appeal- Plants with Pizzazz all Year.  All welcome. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend.

June 4, Saturday, Mountain Laurel Festival at the Broken Arrow Nursery, 9 AM to 5 PM, Come visit the nursery when the world’s largest collection of mountain laurel is in all its glory. Find out about the plants and people behind this amazing collection or stroll through the nursery grounds and experience the many unique and unusual specimens. A selection of choice mountain laurel cultivars will be available for purchase. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the tremendous diversity of flower colors and plant habits now available in Connecticut’s state flower. The nursery grounds will be open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM with guided tours of the laurel collection each day at 10 AM.  RSVP to Rose or Ellen if you can join us. Their site is Broken Arrow Nursery

June 11, Saturday, Gardens of Historic Lewisboro, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  The Garden Club is sponsoring the Beyond the Garden Gate event this year. This year’s theme is The Gardens of Historic Lewisboro. Volunteers will be needed, more details to follow.

July 7, Thursday, Nick Mancini’s Garden, 9:00 AM.  We will visit the place where Mancini magic happens. Nick is a Certified Master Gardener from the Cooperative Extension System of the University of Connecticut, and past head Master Gardener of Vegetables, Brambles and Fruit Trees at Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, CT.  It will be an opportunity to see an organic vegetable garden in action.   All welcome. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend. RSVP to Rose or Ellen if you can join us. His site is Organic Gardening Simplified

*September 8, Thursday, Meeting and Speaker, 6:45 PM, Lewisboro Library. TBA. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend.

September 17, Saturday, Alice Poor Fall Clean Up, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm. (Rain date: September 18, Sunday 9:00 AM). 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 18, Saturday, High Line Trip, 8:30 AM.  The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. RSVP to Rose or Ellen if you can join us. The site is High Line

September 24, Saturday, Corn Maze/Library Fair, 8:00 to 4:00 PM, Onatru Farm. Volunteers will be needed to help set up and cover both the Maze and the LGC table. RSVP to Rose or Aimee.  The Lewisboro Library Fair website is Library Fair

*October 6, Thursday, Meeting and Speaker, 6:45 PM, Lewisboro Library. Adam Wheeler, Broken Arrow Nursery- Fire Engine Red, Russet and Bronze: A Look at Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color.

October 29, Saturday, Golden Roads Daffodil Planting Day, 9:30AM – 12:30 PM (Raindate November 5) Location: TBD

*November 17, Thursday, Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop, 6:30 PM, Copia Home and Garden Center.

December 3, Saturday, Holiday Party and Swag Making, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm.

*All asterisked items are business meetings which will start at 6:45 PM with a speaker to follow at 7:15 PM.

2016 Local events of interest

SATURDAY, March 5, 2016 at 10 AM Hike the Blue Trail at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. This is a beautiful trail with vistas, wetlands, meadows and forests. Approximately 4 Miles, 2 Hours Moderate pace, slightly challenging terrain with short rock scramble.  Go to the LLT Site for more information

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2015 – 7:30 PM Katonah Village Library- Free Public Lecture Lichens: from neglected natives to ecosystem indicators By Dr. James Lendemer. He will discuss how we have overlooked so many native species, the challenges facing our lichens, and what this means for our forests, cities, and everyday lives. Presentation sponsored by Bedford Audubon  

SUNDAY, April 10, 2016 – 3:00 to 4:30pm at Katonah Village Library – The annual Leon Levy Environmental Lecture funded by Jerome Levy Foundation: author Ellen Zachos, who wrote Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know you could Eat.  See website for more info

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