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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.  We can also be reached at our Facebook page for more information.

2017 Garden Club Events –  See upcoming Garden Club and local events below.   See our Resource page for sites to review in preparation for spring planting . 

On October 28 volunteers planted 4,000 daffodils at the intersection of Route 35 and Spring Street plus the roadside lawn of the New York State Police on Spring Street. Volunteers included many Lewisboro Garden Club members, Girl Scout and Junior Girl Scout Troops 1050, 1338, 2496, 2818, John Jay High School environmental studies students, Goldens Bridge Hamlet Organization members and town residents. Lewisboro Police Officer Mike Armistead’s presence assured the safety of our roadside volunteers.

Donations to purchase 100 or more daffodil bulbs for this year’s roadside planting were contributed by the Lewisboro Garden Club, Richard Attridge, Lyn Beardsley, Sue Brancati, Carole Corsetti, Cross River Shell, Kim DeLucia, Susan Luelsdorf, Joan and Joseph Marcogliese, Peter and Timi Parsons, Adam Rose and Peter Quillan, Beverly and George Scott and anonymous donors. Our nursery partners, Copia Home and Garden Center and Gossett Brothers Nursery, generously donated hundreds of daffodil bulbs.

A big thank you to the many Lewisboro Garden Club members and especially to the Golden Roads Daffodils Committee, whose hard work continues to make Golden Roads possible!

 

Memorial – Arthur Samuels, a long-time member of the Lewisboro Garden Club, passed away last week. He was a sweet man and true gentleman. He was an early, enthusiastic supporter of Golden Roads Daffodils. There are many daffodils around his neighborhood of Old Church Lane due to his energetic support  and wish to beautify his community. Bulbs planted  for this year’s Golden Roads, at the intersection of Rt 35 and Spring Street, are in loving memory of our dear friend.  His enthusiastic support of the Garden Club working in the Community Garden, caring for his triangle, and opening his home for LGC events was so appreciated.  He will be missed.

His family has asked that donations in his memory  be sent to the Lewisboro Garden Club.  Checks can be sent to PO Box 389, South Salem, NY 10590

December 2, Saturday, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm – Holiday Party and Swag Making.

2017 Local events of interest 

Please check out all events at the Bedford Audubon at the following site:  https://bedfordaudubon.org/program-calendar/?blm_aid=19946

DECEMBER 2 (SAT) 10:00: KIDS NATURE CRAFTS PROGRAM, “Building Bluebird Houses”: “Building Bluebird Houses”. Kids learn about birds and their habitat as they construct bird houses with naturalist Jim Nordgren. Great holiday gifts! Onatru Farm, 99 Elmwood Rd, S Salem. Ages 5 and up. $25 fee. Pre-registration required. Contact Lewisboro Parks & Rec Dept at parks@lewisborogov.com

JAN 1st (MON) – 11:00, FIRST DAY HIKE. Start 2018 with a morning hike at Onatru Farm that features forest, open fields, marshes, pond, and remnants of an old foundation. Bring the family for this 1 hour, easy jaunt. Hot chocolate afterwards. Meet in parking lot at 99 Elmwood Road, South Salem. Led by Bobbe Stultz.

Please check out all events with the Lewisboro Land Trust at the following site: https://lewisborolandtrust.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/

Please got to https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days for the Open Days Gardens in our area.

PAST EVENTS

February 18 , Saturday1:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Onatru Farm House,  Designing a Home Landscape, UConn Master Gardener,  Michele Mackinnon will discuss how to design a home landscape that invites you to linger and enjoy its serenity. You can create pleasing outdoor spaces using the same basic principles as professional landscapers. Learn more about these principles and apply them during the workshop by drawing a landscape sketch for a typical suburban home. Attendees may bring photos of their landscape challenges for discussion and possible solutions. Each attendee should bring a pencil, a ruler and an eraser.  Fee is $15 and can be mailed to LGC PO Box 389, South Salem, NY 10590 or brought to Copia Home and Garden Center.  Please include contact information. Registration closes 2/11.

 *March 2, Thursday, Welcome Back Dinner – 6:45 PM, Cyrus Russell Community House – Good food to be shared and special presentation by Melissa Cook from Gossett Brothers Nursery. She will bring one of her feathery friends and speak to us about raising chickens.

March 4, Saturday, Lewisboro Library – Volunteer Fair, 11 AM

 April 6, Thursday, 7:15 PM, Lewisboro Library- To Weed or Not to WeedUConn Master Gardener, Peter Russell, will discuss the undesirable qualities of weeds, their characteristics, life cycles, reproductive strategies and a review of the four keys to weed control and some weed composting considerations. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend or Liz Gabrielle at the Lewisboro Library.

April 29, Saturday, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm- Alice Poor Spring Clean Up.(Rain Date: May 6, Sunday 9:00 AM) All members are urged to participate. Please bring your gardening tools and any plants from your garden you would like to share.

April 15 – Golden Roads Daffodils Driving Tour – The daffodils should be at their peak next week, so the next  few weeks will be an ideal time to view them. The 38,000 daffodils are starting to make quite a display.  Why not take a drive around town with your family or friends and enjoy them all. See 2017 Golden Roads Driving Tour of Lewisboro’s Golden Roads. The town daffodil displays would not be possible without Lewisboro Garden Club members and the Lewisboro community stepping up to make it happen. Thank you.   Save the Date  Our 11th annual 4,000 bulb Golden Roads Planting Day will be  Saturday, October 28, 9:30 to 12:30. It is always a fun event and mini community happening

April 29, Saturday, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm- Alice Poor Spring Clean Up.(Rain Date: May 6, Sunday 9:00 AM) All members are urged to participate. Please bring your gardening tools and any plants from your garden you would like to share.

 *May 4, Thursday, 6:45 PMCyrus Russell Community House– Business meeting. This will be a show and tell, so we encourage you to bring plants or photos of what is growing in your garden. This is your opportunity to share special plants from your garden. Refreshments will be served.

May 13, Saturday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Gossett Brothers Nursery-Mother’s Day Plant Sale. This is a fund raisers and we will need members to bring baked goods to sell and also to help at our Garden Table. Sign up with Beverly Scott.

 May 20, Saturday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Copia Home and Garden-LGC Fund Raiser for the Alice Poor Gardens at Onatru.  Come and join us for gardening classes and your vegetable garden needs. Sign up with Mary Ann Lansdale.

 June 1, Thursday, 7:00 PM, Lewisboro Library – Peter Cipriano of Copia Home and Garden. Peter has the answers for the ten top challenges facing gardeners in our area. If you have any gardening questions please email to LGC before the meeting.

June 13, Tuesday, 10:30 AM – Garden of Ideas- Joe Keller will lead us through the Garden.  All welcome join us but you must register.  Email us at lewisborogardeclub@otlook.com

September 7, Thursday, 6:45 PM, Cyrus Russell Community House – Business Meeting. Another opportunity for show and tell. Please bring specimens or photos of what is blooming in your garden.*

September 16- Saturday-9:00 AM, Onatru Farm- Alice Poor Fall Clean Up -All members are urged to participate. Please bring your gardening tools. (Rain Date: September 17, Sunday 9:00 AM)

September 23, Saturday, 8AM-4PM, Onatru Farm-Corn Maze/ Library Fair   Volunteers will be needed to help set up and staff both the Maze and the LGC table. Sign up with George Scott or Rose Bonanno

October 5, Thursday, 7:00 PM, Lewisboro Library– Tovah Martin, horticulturist and author, will discuss the Indestructible Houseplant. She will show us trendy new versions of beloved workhorses and how cohabitating with plants does not have to be high maintenance. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend or Liz Gabrielle at the Lewisboro Library.

October 28, Saturday, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Planting Location – Corner Route 35 & Spring Street, plus front lawn of State Police Station, Spring Street, South Salem.-Golden Roads Daffodil Planting, (Rain Date: November 4, Saturday). Volunteers will be needed to help with the planting. Sign up with George Scott.

November 16, Thursday, 6:30 PM, Copia Home and Garden Center, Centerpiece Workshop. Registration required. Email lewisborogardenclub@outlook.com. The cost is $45

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