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 .
February 18 , Saturday, 1:00 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 Weed, UConn 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.
*May 4, Thursday, 6:45 PM, Cyrus 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, 7:30 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 10, Saturday, 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Onatru Farm House – Grand opening gala of the newly redesigned Alice Poor Perennial Garden. Refreshments and music will be provided. Details to follow.
*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, 7:30 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, Location TBD-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. Fee will be charged. Details to follow.
December 5, Saturday, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm – Holiday Party and Swag Making. Details to follow
*All asterisked are business meetings.
2017 Local events of interest
LOVE LIVING IN LEWISBORO AND WANT TO KNOW MORE? – Maureen Koehl, Historian. Whether you are a new resident or a seasoned veteran living in Lewisboro for twenty plus years . . . but want to learn more about the community that you call home? Please join us as we take you from the start of how Lewisboro was founded to the famous families, stars and legends that have lived here too as well as crimes that have taken place to what makes Lewisboro so great today and everything in between. Do you every wonder how many cemeteries there are in town? Maybe why some are located on private residences. Or how Onatru Farm Park became the gem of the Parks and Recreation Department? Or did you know Vice President Henry Wallace settled in South Salem? Have questions about our lovely town – submit them to us beforehand at firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them! We will do our best to answer them.
FOR: Town of Lewisboro and School District Residents, ages 10 and older
WHEN: Sunday, February 26th
WHERE: Onatru Farm House – 1st Floor
TIME: 2:00PM – 3:30PM
NOTE: There will be light refreshments served – please feel free to bring your own snacks too!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017: ”America’s Most Spectacular Garden in the 1920’s” Stephen Byrns, President of Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, presents the history, design and current restoration of Samuel Untermyer’s timeless gardens in Yonkers. Hosted by New Canaan Beautification League
Location: New Canaan Nature Center, 9:30-11:30AM.
MARCH 11th (SAT) : 1:00 P.M.: MAPLE SUGARING IN LEWISBORO: Join us as we walk the Brownell Preserve in Goldens Bridge and we learn about the local maple sugaring process. Crown Maple will explain the sugaring process, it’s history, and what is going on in Lewisboro. Taste the raw sap as we enjoy this experience. Led by Crown Maple and Mike Surdej. Meet at parking lot of Brownell Preserve off Rte 138. Steady rain cancels. Sponsored by Lewisboro Land Trust
Saturday, October 1st at 11:00am — Town Historian Maureen Koehl will lead a “history tour” of the Leon Levy Preserve. Highlights will be the stories behind the Black Mansion, the Crafts laboratory, and other fascinating features and facts of the property. Approx 90 minutes. Meet at LLP parking, Rte 123, South Salem. Steady rain cancels.
Saturday, October 8th at 10:30am — HIKE. Come hike the new Marx preserve trail at peak foliage with Jim Nordgren. Woods, steeps, wetlands, rock outcroppings, hillsides. It has it all. 90 minutes rated moderate. Meet at Sullivan Rd and Rte 138, Goldens Bridge. Steady rain cancels.
Saturday, November 8, 7:30 AM-12 PM, Bird Walk: Croton Point Park in Late Autumn. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson. Croton Point Park is and excellent bird watching spot for sparrows, raptors and open country birds like Horned Larks . . Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy. Dress Warm. For more info and to register contact Jeanne Pollock, email@example.com or call 914 519-7801.
Note please got to https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days for the Open Days Gardens in our area.
PLANT HARDINESS ZONE: Please use the following website for information about your plant hardiness zone.