2024 Old Saybrook Gardeners’ Market

Old Saybrook Town Green 302 Main Street, Old Saybrook

Friday, May 10 from 1 - 6pm Saturday, May 11 from 9am - 12pm Once again the Old Saybrook Garden Club will be hosting our annual Gardeners' Market on the Town Green. Here  you can purchase perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables to stock your home garden and flower beds.  What's more you can pick up a little something for the Mothers in your life, just in time for of Mother's Day which is that Sunday. We are accepting pre-orders now through March 31 which will be ready for pick up at the market. To place a donation  Click Here. Proceeds from the event help to support the many programs the Old Saybrook Garden club runs which beautify the town and make it one of the most coveted to live in. Some of the the programs include- -The Main Street Median Gardens -The Constitution Garden in front of Saybrook Home -Holiday on Main Street - wreaths, garlands and lights along Main St. -Plantings throughout town including at the police station, fire station and library -Blue Star Memorial Market - honoring those who have served.  For more information

Essex Garden Club May Market

Essex Town Green 12 Main Street, Essex

The Essex May Market features an array of beautiful plants including annuals, perennial, herbs, fresh flowers bouquets and hundreds of plants grown and curated by our own Club members. In addition to plant sales, the event offers shopping options for the public from the famous Essex Garden Club Garlic Salt Condiment to gently-used home and garden treasures, garden gifts, fashion accessories, and food and beverages for our customers. Proceeds from the event are used to support educational and civic improvement projects, new and ongoing. The event supports educational programs, camperships for young students and scholarships for high school graduates and college students pursing studies in environmental sciences.​ All are invited to attend and there is no fee charged to enjoy spending the day at the Essex Garden Club May Market on May 11th. SAVE the DATE!! For more information

The 87th Dogwood Festival: Fairfield

Greenfield Hill Congregational Church 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield

May 11-12, 2024! Crafts Fair (and more!): Dozens of New England vendors offering jewelry, accessories, hand-crafted items, photography, artisanal foods and so much more! INTERESTED CRAFTERS: CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2024 CRAFTER APPLICATION! Children’s Crafts and games: Fun crafts to create, games to play, and a bounce house too! Located on the church playground. Live Music: A wonderful line-up of local musicians, showcasing both youthful talent and accomplished adult performers. Blossom Cafe: Enjoy a delicious selection of fresh and healthy fare, with live music from 12 to 2 each day. Blossom Bakery: Showcasing the culinary skills of church’s talented bakers, the bakery offers cakes, pies, cookies, breads, cupcakes. And this year: a bake-off, too! Food Trucks: We’ve got a great selection of local food trucks to keep you well fed while you’re visiting the Festival! Plant Boutique: One of Greenfield Hill’s premier nurseries, Outdoor Design and Living, has made it possible for the Dogwood Festival to offer a variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, potted plants and hanging baskets. Guided Walking History Tours: Led by knowledgeable church volunteers, our guided walking tour takes you to the historic sites “on the hill” surrounding the church. Blessing of the Animals: The traditional blessing of the animals by our pastors takes place on the front steps of the church at 11:00 a.m. on Mother’s Day. For more information

Milford Garden Club’s Annual May Market

Fowler Field Pavillion 1 Shipyard Ln, Milford

Saturday May 11,  8:30 am and 11:30 Friends - A reminder to please join us Saturday, May 11th between 8:30 am and 11:30 am for our Annual May Market Plant Sale being held at the Fowler Rotary Pavilion - behind the Milford Library. Perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables, houseplants, baked goods and garden treasures will all be available for sale. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information

FARMSTEAD MOTHER’S DAY BOUQUETS ON SALE NOW! at Wakeman Town Farm

Wakeman Town Farm 134 Cross Highway, Westport

Go beyond supermarket flowers with a whimsical, farm-inspired bouquet in a mason jar tied with ribbon. These gorgeous local arrangements are designed and created with unique garden florals by local floral designer Sarah Shaw Floral exclusively for Wakeman Town Farm. Order now though noon May 7 and pickup at the Farm on Sat May 11 from 9-noon. $85 per order For more information

$85

North Stonington Garden Club Plant Sale

North Stonington Elementary School 311 Norwich Westerly Road, North Stonington

Saturday May 11, 9am-12pm Our Annual Plant Sale is not only our biggest fundraiser for the year, it is also our biggest community event, attracting customers from southeastern Connecticut and adjacent Rhode island. It raises the funds to support our own activities and also to give back to the community via civic planting, donations to community organizations and the Anna Coit Memorial Scholarship. PLANT SALE FAQ For more information

Trillium Garden Club Spring Plant Sale in Groton

Outdoor Patio 52 Newtown Road, Groton

Saturday, May 11, 9 am-12 pm Our Plant Sale 2024 Each spring we host a plant sale, the proceeds of which support one or more $1000 scholarships to local high school seniors headed for a university, college, trade or certificate program. The scholarship is issued based on an interest in horticulture, landscape design, marine or environmental science, water resources, agriculture, aquaculture, or an area of study that relates to one of these topics. The scholarship is paid directly to the institution where the student will be studying and is a one-time gift. Students who are interested should contact their school counselor. The 2024 deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is March 15. For more information

Free Guided Tour: Caroline Black Garden Conn College Arboretum

Conn College Arboretum 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London

Meet at the entrance to the Caroline Black Garden located across the street from the Connecticut College main entrance on Route 32/Mohegan Avenue. Parking is available at 4 Winchester Road. To access, take the road to the College Athletic Center, take an immediate right onto Winchester Road then another right at the first driveway, which leads to the Vinal Cottage parking lot. FREE, No registration required Also known as the secret garden of Connecticut College, this four-acre garden features native and exotic ornamental trees and shrubs arranged in a series of garden rooms and a Japanese inspired water feature. For more information

Mothers’ Day Flower Class at White Gate Farm

White Gate Farm 83 Upper Pattagansett Road, East Lyme

Come gather flowers at the farm and make your own beautiful creation to take home or give to a lucky mother. We provide vases, flowers, quiche, scones, coffee & tea, as well as instruction and clean up.  The class is led by farmer Dan Wood and farm owner Pauline Lord. REGISTER      

$58

Fundamentals of Gardening: A Weekend Workshop with Daryl Beyers at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

May 17, 18, 19, 2024 Dig deep into the fundamentals of gardening in this weekend-long, intensive workshop. Whether you are new to gardening or have a few seasons under your belt, this comprehensive course will develop and refine your skills. A lively combination of classroom instruction and hands-on activities will teach you the optimal way to plant, mulch, water, feed and weed. Build confidence as you learn how plants live and grow and begin to understand why gardeners do what we do. Whether you dream of cultivating a lush, ornamental landscape or growing organic food to feed your family, this is the class you need to grow a beautiful, bountiful garden. Daryl Beyers is the author of The New Gardener’s Handbook. He is coordinator for the New York Botanical Garden’s gardening certificate program, where he helps shape curriculum and teaches his popular Fundamentals of Gardening course. He is a staff writer for Fine Gardening Magazine and a contributing garden editor for Martha Stewart Living. Daryl is a warm and engaging teacher who believes that while we are not born gardeners, we were all born to garden! 3 Sessions: Friday May 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information

$450 – $500

Hart House Heritage Garden Perennial Plant Sale

Old Saybrook Historical Society 350 Main Street, Old Saybrook

The Historical Society’s Heritage Garden is selling potted plants from its pollinator friendly flower beds. The perennials are divided from the various flowering perennials, culinary and medicinal herbs and other native wildflower plants known to have grown during the colonial period. The plants come from both the wildflower and shade garden beds, including a variety of “pollinator magnets” from the sunny beds. The bare-roots have been washed to avoid possible transfer of contaminates and potted in Coast of Maine brand organic growers mix generously donated by Saybrook Hardware.  Price range: $10. There will also be a bargain rummage table with used garden tools, books, vases and pots, etc. Cash, credit cards OK. For more information

Connecticut Daylily Society Annual Sale

Avon Senior Center 635 W Avon Rd, Avon

CDS hosts an annual May plant sale at the Avon Senior Center. Our plants are member-grown, freshly dug, bare-root, hardy to our area, and very reasonably priced. This yearly event is a Farmington Valley fixture, with many CT residents making the trip every spring to see what new and exciting plants await them! Big, small, ruffled, spidery, doubled, eyed, patterned–you name it, we’ve got it! Our sale runs from 10 am to 2 pm, and early birds get the best selection. We give bonus plants with every purchase, and often have a mix of hardy perennials available for sale as well! For more information