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.
2018 Garden Club Events – Plans for 2018 are posted below. See our Resource page for sites to review in preparation for spring planting .
The Lewisboro Garden Club would like to thank both Gossett Brothers Nursery as well as Copia Home and Garden for their generous support during our annual fundraisers on May 12 and May 19. Both of your businesses are an important part of our community and we appreciate your willingness to share your success with us
Lewisboro Elementary School-Golden Roads Daffodil Planting, (Rain Date: November 3, Saturday). Volunteers needed. Sign up with George Scott. Rescheduled to November 3 , Saturday October 27, Saturday, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Same place and time. If you volunteered to help please confirm that you can still help on the new date. Please email –LGC
November 1, Thursday, 7:00 PM Lewisboro Library. Identifying and Controlling Backyard Invaders, Peter Russell UCONN MG will help us identify invasive plants and how to control them. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend or Liz Gabrielle at the Lewisboro Library.
December 1, Saturday, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm – Holiday Party and Swag Making. Details to follow
*All asterisked are business meetings.
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
2018 Local events of interest
Tuesday, October 2, 7-8:30PM. Local Butterflies & What to Plant to Attract Them. Victor DeMasi, lepidopterist, research affiliate for Yale’s Peabody Museum, Redding Wetland Conservation Officer, and NRWA Advisory Board member, has been studying butterflies and moths in an area along the Norwalk River since 1977. He will introduce area species, discuss what factors have led to declines in their populations, and what native plants and growing practices are critical to improving their survival rates. In-store class hosted by NRWA and REI at the REI Norwalk Store, 189 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk.http://norwalkriver.org/events/
Please check out all events at the Bedford Audubon at the following site: https://bedfordaudubon.org/program-calendar/?blm_aid=19946
|JULY 8 (SUN)- 9:30 am, GUIDED HIKE AT MOUNTAIN LAKES PARK, NORTH SALEM, Enjoy a cool early morning hike passing a lake and through the forest to Westchester’s highest point. Moderate terrain, 3 miles, about 1 ½ hrs. Meet at Mt. Lakes Park office, off Hawley Road, North Salem. Dogs on leash welcomed. Led by Peggy Nordgren. Steady rain cancels.
Please check out all events with the Lewisboro Land Trust at the following site: https://lewisborolandtrust.wordpress.com/upcoming-events
Please go to https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days for the Open Days Gardens in our area.
JAN 1st (MON) – 11:00, FIRST DAY CELEBRATION. We started off the New Year making bird feeders at Onatru Farm. Although the weather outside was frosty, our participants stayed warm and toasty inside and making pine cone feeders to provide food for the birds in winter. Thank you to our volunteers, Tracey Carreira, Aimee Davidson-Locke, Lydia Romero and Darcy Rydlun
February 3, Saturday, (snow date February 4) – Kokedama & Pot Luck Lunch at Copia. Create a beautiful living centerpiece for your valentine. Workshop- fee, pot luck lunch – free, All Welcome. 10:30 AM at Copia
March 1, Thursday, 6:30 PM– Cyrus Russell -Welcome Back Dinner, Speaker- Peter Cipriano ‘Understanding Boxwoods and Shrubs’
March 3, Saturday, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Volunteer Fair at the Lewisboro Library. Help will be needed. Contact Darcy Rydlun or Joseph Mulligan to help.
March 8, Thursday, 4:30 PM – Lewisboro Library – Spring has Sprung! Volunteers will be needed to work with all ages and families to plant bulbs for forced spring bulb planting. Please email Rose Bonanno or Aimee Davidson-Locke if you can help.
Golden Roads Daffodils Driving Tour – Even with our cold weather the daffodils should be at their peak next week, so the next few weeks will be an ideal time to view them. The 42,000 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 our many volunteers who make it happen. Thank you all and enjoy. 2018 Golden Roads Driving Tour (2)
April 5, Thursday, 7:00 PM – Lewisboro Library- “My Favorite Tools and How I Keep Them Clean and Sharp”, UConn Master Gardener, Phyllis Pardo. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend or Liz Gabrielle at the Lewisboro Library
April 22, Sunday, Earth Day clean up on Boway Rd. Volunteers needed. Details to follow.
*May 3, Thursday, 7:00 PM, Cyrus Russell Community House- Business meeting. Plant Swap-This is your opportunity to share plants from your garden. Refreshments will be served.
May 5, Saturday, 9:00 AM, Onatru Farm- Alice Poor Spring Clean Up. (Rain Date: May 6, Sunday 9:00 AM) All members are urged to pa with Mary Ann Lansdale.
June 7 – Thursday, 7:00PM, Lewisboro Library – Michelle Langone from Pound Ridge Nursery – She will discuss and demonstrate how to create a container garden to last from late spring to late summer. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend or Liz Gabrielle at the Lewisboro Library.
*September 6, Thursday, 7:00 PM, Cyrus Russell Community House – Business Meeting. Another opportunity for show and tell, harvest sharing and perennial plant swap.
September 15- 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 TBD, Sunday 9:00 AM)
September 22, Saturday, 8AM-4PM, Onatru Farm- Library Fair Volunteers needed. Sign up with George Scott or Rose Bonanno
October 4, Thursday, 7:00 PM, Lewisboro Library- Graham E. Glauber, Property Manager AP Farm, a focus on wildflowers and wildflower meadows. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend or Liz Gabrielle at the Lewisboro Library.
PLANT HARDINESS ZONE: Please use the following website for information about your plant hardiness zone.