All of us are making difficult choices as we face the challenge of COVID-19. We have canceled our March program and will follow the town and state's lead regarding our upcoming April programs. Please check the website for updates before planning to attend a club activity. Hoping you find time to work in your garden during this uncertain time and remember to follow the social distance policy.
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. See our Resources page for sites to review in preparation for spring planting .​​​​​​​

2021 Garden Club Events

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September 2, Thursday 6:30 PM - Business meeting /Henry Wallace Lecture by Maureen Koehl, Town Historian
September 5, Saturday, 9 AM - Onatru Farm- Alice Poor Fall Clean Up. Please bring your gardening tools. (Rain Date: September 6, Sunday 9 AM)
October 7, Thursday, 7 PM - Zoom – “How to use Native Plants in the Landscape” Lisa Turoczi   Registration needed
November 4, Thursday 7 PM - “ Gardentopia, Design Basics                  
 For Creating Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces.” Jan Johnsen .Registration needed.
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November 6, Saturday, 9:30 AM to 12 PM - Location TBD -Golden Roads Daffodil Planting, (Rain Date: November 13, Saturday). Volunteers needed. 
December 4, Saturday- Holiday Party and Swag Making TBD

Past Events
March 4, Thursday, Welcome Back, 7:00 PM- Zoom - Business Meeting and presentations on some new Club projects Meadowing by Deanna Novak and Rooting for Trees by Mary Ann Lansdale
March 13, Saturday, 11 AM to Noon - The annual Lewisboro Community Volunteer Fair will match local organizations with Adult and Teen community members who want to volunteer. Held by the Lewisboro Library 
April 1, Thursday, 7:00PM, Zoom- "Introduction to Ungardening: Building Your Garden's Connection with Nature" - Aubree Keurajian is an ecologist located in central Connecticut. She has a bachelor’s degree in the Science of Natural and Environmental Systems from Cornell University, and currently runs Ungardening Native Plants, a restoration ecology consultation service and native plant nursery.  Check her out online at ungardening.org or on Instagram @ungardening. Registration needed.
April, Date and details to be posted, - Rooting for Lewisboro our tree distribution will take place at the end of April.  Customers will be notified .  Volunteers are needed so please contact Mary Ann Lansdale.
April, Date and details to be posted, - Rooting for Lewisboro our tree distribution will take place at the end of April.  Customers will be notified .  Volunteers are needed so please contact Mary Ann Lansdale.
May 1, Saturday, 9:00 AM at Onatru Farm, Alice Poor Spring Clean-up. All members are urged to participate. Please bring your gardening tools and any plants from your garden you would like to share. (Rain Date: May 2, Sunday at 9:00 AM) RSVP to Lewisboro Garden Club
May 6, Thursday, 7:00 PM, Zoom - "Wicked and Wonderful Weeds and What to do about them" - Michele MacKinnon  has inspired hundreds of area residents to dig in, get dirty, and enjoy their gardens in the past several years. With an Advanced Master Gardener and Organic Land Care certifications, she is a trusted Garden expert with a growing following. Registration needed.
May 15, Saturday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Plant Sale at Copia Home and Garden Center (Rain Date:  May 16, Sunday) LGC Fundraiser for the Alice Poor Gardens at Onatru.  Sign up with with Mary Ann Lansdale. May be canceled due to the pandemic.
May 22, Saturday,  2 PM to 4 PM,  Onatru Farm - Meadow Event with  Deanna Novak and the  Lewisboro Land Trust. (Rain Date:  May 23, Sunday 2 PM to 4 PM)
Get inspired on how to turn your lawn into a mini-meadow: the how and why
Meadow Meander & Planting Workshop - Saturday, May 22, 2-4pm at Onatru Farm Park & Preserve
Are you curious about meadow's role in the story of our local forest? How does a meadow support wildlife, fresh water, and healthy soil? Lewisboro Land Trust is partnering with the Lewisboro Garden Club to bring you a program that encourages and supports experiments in converting lawn to mini-meadows and explores the aesthetics and biodiversity of meadows. Deanna Novak, a New Canaan Nature Center educator, will lead you on an adventure walk through Onatru trails. The program will also include listening to a family-friendly story about meadows, and visiting an educational mini-meadow tended by members of the garden club. There will be an opportunity for hands-on learning, digging and planting. This program may inspire you to welcome a mini-meadow into your yard too.
All ages are welcome to this program, but it is best for ages 4 and up. Sturdy shoes and gloves are recommended. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be moved to the following day, Sunday, May 23rd at the same time.
June 3, Thursday, 7:00 PM, Zoom.“I Like It, I Love It and the Deer Don’t Eat It!”   Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery. Adam started work at Broken Arrow in 2004 after completing his BS degree in Urban Forestry and Landscape Horticulture at the University of Vermont. Adam manages plant propagation, container production, mail order and the acquisition and development of new plants. Please register at the link below.

Golden Roads Driving Tour Late March and Early April
Enjoy this tour through Lewisboro and see the over 50,000 daffodils that have been planted through the effort of the Golden Roads committee and support of community members. The Town advises that tour participants be of the same household and remain in their vehicles throughout the tour.  Directions
Everything Hydrangeas June 3 Wednesday, 7 PM, Lewisboro Library
Adam Wheeler from Broken Arrow Nursery presents, "Everything Hydrangeas."  This will be a ZOOM presentation.  Registration required please email lewisborolibrary@gmail.com.  
LGC Scholarship Winners 
Each year the Garden Club awards students a scholarship who will be pursuing studies in subjects that support the Club's goals.  This year's winners were Cat Curry, Sustainability Club, Annie Kennedy, AP Environmental Science and Evan Calves, Seminar for Environmental Studies.  
Business Meeting September 3 Thursday, 6:45 PM, Onatru Farm House
Led by Maureen Koehl, Alice Poor History lecture.
Alice Poor Fall Clean Up September 5  Saturday, 9 AM, Onatru Farm
Please bring your gardening tools. (Rain Date: September 6, Sunday 9 AM)
Year-Round Beauty from Bulbs October 1 – Thursday, 7 PM, Lewisboro Library 
Michele MacKinnon presents, “Year-round Beauty from Bulbs”  - This will be a Zoom event Please register on the Lewisboro Library website
Right Tree, Right Place, November 5 – Thursday, 7 PM, Lewisboro Library
Michael Almstead certified arborist, presents "Right Tree, Right Place," from the Almstead Tree Service. Please register for the Zoom presentation on the Lewisboro Library website
Golden Roads Daffodil Planting November 7 – Saturday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thank you past roadside daffodil planting volunteers and those who signed up for this fall’s planting at the Lewisboro Library Volunteer Fair. Your support of the Lewisboro Garden Club’s Golden Roads Daffodils roadside beautification initiative is much appreciated.  
This year, due to the coronavirus, our 14th annual daffodil planting will be a much smaller event and limited to garden club members only. The planting will adhere to the then current government coronavirus requirements, including cancelling the planting if indicated. 
The garden club will plant 1,200 to 1,400 tall golden yellow daffodils behind the existing Golden Roads daffodil blend at Vista Community Park, Route 123 and East Street.
Hopefully, next year we’ll again get together as a community of volunteers, to continue beautifying Lewisboro’s roadsides. 
Please stay safe and well.  
George Scott​​​​​​​
Holiday Party and Swag Making December 5 – Saturday, 9 AM, Onatru Farm 
Join us for the end of year Holiday Party and Swag Making. Zoom event details to follow.
The Lewisboro Garden Club has a tradition of hanging swags on all of the white wooden signs as you enter Lewisboro and many of the signs for town parks and preserves.  The tradition began many years ago with members of the Garden Club gathering the materials from the woods in the area.  Bows were made, boughs wired and then the swags were hung.  
This year, in order to protect club members during this pandemic, almost 40 decorated swags were donated by Jenn and Peter Cipriano of Copia Home & Garden.
First Day Lewisboro - The Garden Club is participating in the Lewisboro Parks & Recreation  First Day event for 2021 as we have done in the past.
This year we are making up Pollinator Palace “kits” for families to drive through and take home. The kit contains the woody materials, instructions and links to the NYS Life Science curriculum and other info about pollinators.
Pictured are the leaflets included. They will get the sliced wood and other commonplace materials to complete the project.
Mary Ann Eggleston 
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