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 – 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 .
1st DAY CELEBRATION: Friday – JANUARY 1, 2016
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.
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.
April 25, Saturrday 9 AM- Library opening and Book Brigade- .All members and their families are welcome. Come and help make this a successful community event.
April 25, Saturday 11AM Earth Day Clean-up .All members and their families are welcome. Each year the Lewisboro Garden Club clears roadside litter from Boway Road in South Salem. We coordinate our effort with the Lewisboro Lions Cub as part of their annual Town of Lewisboro Roadside Cleanup Project. We’ll meet at 11 am at 61 Boway Road, South Salem, NY. Plan on one hour for the clean up. RSVP to LGC
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 Mernyk 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, 7:15- Plant Geeks are us; Oddball Plants for Oddball People – This lecture at the Lewisboro Library by Adam Wheeler will be a fun filled lecture that focuses on unique, unusual and new plants suitable for use throughout the Northeastern United States. Adam started work at Broken Arrow Nursery in 2004 after completing his BS degree in Urban Forestry and Landscape Horticulture at the University of Vermont.. He is a recent recipient of the Young Nursery Professional Award from the New England Nursery Association. All Welcome to join us. Please RSVP to LGC if you plan to attend.
His talk will be a fun filled lecture that focuses on unique, unusual and new plants suitable for use throughout the Northeastern United States.
September 19, 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 26, Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – 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 3, Saturday, Noon to 4:00 PM – John Lewis Day – St. John’s Episcopal Church Parade, Barbecue and Antioch Baptist Choir will sing at 2PM. We will have a table there and sell bulbs for Golden Roads. Hope to see you there. If you can volunteer please contact us at LGC.
*October 8, Thursday, 7:15 PM – Extending the Vegetable Growing Season-Nick Mancini 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. His talk will focus on how to extend your gardening season through the cold weather by building and using a cold frame. RSVP or email LGC if you plan to attend.
October 31, Saturday, Two planting shifts 9:30 am to 11 am and 11 am to 12:30 pm Annual Golden Roads Planting – Rain date is Saturday, November 7, same two shifts. Where: Route 35 roadside at ThistleWaithe Learning Center, a non-profit preschool. The preschool and garden club are planning a Halloween themed planting – it will be a fun event. We’ll plant 4,000 daffodil bulbs. If you or your group can help, email us at LGC and we’ll send more details in late summer. For the past 9 years, the vision of the Lewisboro Garden Club has been to beautify our town roadsides in spring with thousands of daffodils. Please stop by the Lewisboro Garden Club table at the Library Fair, September 26, to say hello and perhaps 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 atten
2015 Local events of interest
Saturday, September 5, 2015 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
Thursday, September 17th from 11-2 PM Annual Herb Fair at the John Jay Homestead~ Admission is free and Lunch is available for purchase as are herbs, Plants, gourmet foods and books. Go to JJ homestead website .
THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 – 7:30 PM Chappaqua Library– Rocky Hills Environmental Lecture by Bill Logan author of Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth will present a lecture on “Living Dirt”. This is a lecture series held in conjunction with the Garden Conservancy.
PLANT HARDINESS ZONE: Please use the following website for information about your plant hardiness zone.