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 DINNER is postponed to March 12, 2015- Thursday at the Cyrus Russell Community House and speaker(see below)

*March 5, Thursday, 7:30 PM – Composting – All welcome. Greg Moonie is a Master Gardener from the UConn program at Bartlett Arboretum and he will give a presentation and address questions that members have submitted. We will meet at the Ontaru Farm House.

*April 9, Thursday, 7:30 PM – Spectacular Natives! Diversity and Beauty from the Wilds of America presented by Andrew Brand  from Broken Arrow Nursery  who received his BS and MS from the University of Connecticut in Horticulture and Plant Tissue Culture. He is an amateur naturalist with a strong interest in native plants and attracting wildlife to yards. Ontaru Farm House.

May 2, 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 in preparation for the summer .  Please bring your gardening tools. Rain Date is May 3 same time

*May 7, Thursday, 6:30 PM – Orientation for plant sale

May 9, Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Mother’s Day Plant Sale- All welcome. Gosset Brothers’ Nursery will host the Garden Club Fund Raiser.  Come and buy lovely plants for the moms in your life, gifts for family and friends. Brighten up your home and gardens with beautiful perennials and annuals

May 14, Thursday, 8:30 AM – Trip to Highline in NYC – All welcome.  For information about  the Highline please try the Highline site.  We will drive down in the morning and return about 3:00 PM.  The trip will include a walking guided tour  The cost is $15 and you will need to RSVP to LGC if you can join us.

May 16, Saturday 12:00PM to 6:00 PM -Vegetable Garden Plant Sale – All welcome. Copia Home and Garden Center will be hosting the Garden Cub Fund Raiser for the Alice Poor Gardens at Onatru.  Come and Join us for gardening classes, pizza making and all your vegetable gaden needs.

*June 4, Thursday, 7:30 PM -What’s all the buzz? Beneficial insects in your garden – All welcome. Krys Merck is a Master Gardener from Cornell Cooperative Extension.  She works on the Home Gardening Lecture Series,  lectures, participates on Sight Visits, and occasionally writes Hort articles for the Journal News.  She is a guide at the Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate. and will focus her presentation on working with insects in your garden.  Lewisboro Library

June 11, Thursday, 9:00 AM – Trip to New York Botanical Garden Rose Garden – All welcome.  For information about this garden try the NYBG. We will drive down in the morning and return about 3:00 PM.   The cost is $20 and you will need to RSVP to LGC if you can join us.

July 16, Thursday, 9:00 AM – Trip to Wave Hill-All welcome.  For information about this garden try the Wave Hill site. This is a public garden and culture center.  The exhibits will be posted as we get closer.  We will drive down in the morning and return about 3:00 PM.  The trip will include a walking guided tour around the gardens and exhibits.  The cost is $17 and you will need to RSVP to LGC if you can join us.

September 3, Thursday, 7:30 TBA

September 12, 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.  Rain Date September 13, Sunday.

September TBA, 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 8, Thursday, 7:30 PM  Plant Swap – All welcome.TBA

October 24, SaturdayTwo planting shifts 9:30 am to 11 am and 11 am to 12:30 pm Annual Golden Roads Planting –  Rain date is Saturday, October  31, same two shifts. Where: TBD We’ll plant thousands of daffodil bulbs.  If you or your group can help email us at LGCFor the past 9 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 TBA, 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 LGC if you plan to attend

*All of these events are business meetings and will begin at 6:45 PM for members.  Presentations are open to ALL and will follow at 7:30 PM



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

February 8, Sunday, 4:30 PM – First NO FOOTBALL Sunday at Onatru Farm House. “Trade your hot wings and beer for popcorn and soft drinks at our Movie Sunday. ” GREENFINGERS is a comedy based on the true story of the inmates of Her Majesty’s Prison Leyhill which is located in Cotswold. It is an experimental prison to help inmates prepare for life after prison in this case a group of prisoners become involved in gardening and eventually enter competition for England’s highest flower show award. The cast includes Clive Owen, Helen Mirren and David Kelly. It is an R rated film and  91 minutes long. Please RSVP to LGC if you plan to attend

February 28, Saturday, 3:00 PM -Pruning for success – All welcome. Peter Cipriano owner of the Copia Home and Garden Center will conduct a workshop on pruning the plants and shrubs around your home.  He is a graduate of the horticultural program at Cornell and this is his area of expertise.  All who attend should be prepared to be outdoors for part of the program.  We will meet at the Onatru Farm House.  Please RSVP to LGC by February 19, 2015 if you plan to attend.

2015 Local events of interest

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND – 3:00-5:00PM – LECTURE AT KATONAH VILLAGE LIBRARY entitled “Got nature? The science behind why we all need it.”  Our inherent human need for connection with nature for our physical and mental well-being is called “Biophilia.” Over 100 recent studies show that contact with nature reduces stress, heart rate, blood pressure, aggression, improves our mental health and productivity…as well as the physical benefit of walking in nature, exercise, and related reduction in obesity, diabetes and other health problems. Lecture by Stephen Kellert, Yale professor who wrote the books, The Biophilia Hypothesis and Birthright. The lecture is free to the public underwritten by the Jerome Levy Foundation. go to LLT Site

SATURDAY, March 14th- 10 AM Come explore the diverse landscape at Leon Levy Preserve, including the new Green Trail which has not been seen before, with Naturalist Jim Nordgren. This easy walk will be about 1-1/2 – 2 hours and is suitable for kids. We will see the early signs of Springand look at some different natural aspects of the preserve. Meet at the Leon Levy Preserve Parking lot on Route 123, just 1/2 mile off Route 35, at 10am. For more information: events@lewisborolandtrust.org or go to the LLT Site
We hope to see you there!

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