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

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

COLOR IN THE GARDEN: Friend or Foe? at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

Get color to work for you.  Create beautiful effects and avoid the trap of allowing misplaced colors to disrupt the harmony of your garden. Do you love pink and hate yellow? Or vice versa? Is blue your favorite color? Whatever your likes and dislikes may be, it is the way in which your colors are combined and contrasted that will ultimately spell success or failure. George Schoellkopf is the creator, founder and President of Hollister House Garden. He was educated at Yale University and also holds a master’s degree in Art History from Columbia University. For many years he ran a gallery specializing in 18th and 19th century American antiques and folk art in New York City. His articles on gardening have appeared in Town & Country, House & Garden, House Beautiful, Fine Gardening and Rosemary Verey’s The American Man’s Garden among others.   For more information

$30 – $40

GARDEN DESIGN STUDIO: A Weekend Workshop at Hollister House Garden

Hollister House Garden 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd, Washington

June 7 - June 9 Craft a vision for your garden and learn to draw your own detailed planting plan. Come and explore the core principles of garden design in this hands-on, weekend studio workshop. Suitable for all levels, you will learn comprehensive design techniques for the home gardener, from site survey and concept design to plant and material selection. Examine design strategies for different site conditions and develop a go-to plant list for your home landscape. Workshop time will allow students to develop and draw a basic design plan for their own garden, while benefiting from real-time feedback from the instructor and fellow students. This is the toolbox you need to design the garden of your dreams. 3 Sessions: Friday, June 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information

$450 – $500

Garden Dialogues 2024: Greenwich, CT

With Ticket Greenwich

Register now to explore this lush, two-acre estate in the exclusive Connecticut “Gold Coast” town of Greenwich. Landscape designer Matthew Willinger of the James Doyle Design Associates Garden Dialogues provides exclusive access to great landscapes where one can learn the secrets to their creation.  In 2024 The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s (TCLF) Garden Dialogues program, which provides exclusive access to exceptional landscapes, will go coast to coast, featuring projects that have been designed by some of today’s most talented and visionary landscape architects. This year's participating firms include Design Workshop, Campion Hruby, LaGuardia Design Group, Horn & Company, Jeff Allan Landscape Architecture, and more. Participants will learn first-hand from landscape architects, architects, and their clients about the secrets to creating great gardens. These tours are limited to 30 guests to make them intimate, and last between 90 minutes and two hours to make them relaxed. LA CES™ professional development hours may be available to attendees. For more information  

$100 – $125

Painting the Modern Garden FRAMES IN FILM ENCORE

The Kate 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook

Saturday, June 08, 2024 Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse encore is presented by the Kate and Florence Griswold Museum. Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Royal Academy of Arts, London: "A ravishing joy from start to finish." The Guardian For more information

$17

Creating an Oasis at Wethersfield: Mrs. Poehler and Mr. Stillman: Sharon

Sharon Historical Society & Museum 18 Main Street, Sharon

Opening Reception for Exhibition of Pioneering Landscape Designer Evelyn Poehler, who created the masterpiece at Wethersfield Estate & Garden in Amenia, NY. Opening Reception June 14th, 5-7 pm. A resident of Sharon, her creation is considered one of the finest classical gardens in America and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Immerse yourself in original renderings, historic and current photographs and correspondence between her and Mr. Stillman. Visitors are offered at Complimentary Day Pass to see her creations at Wethersfield in nearby Amenia, NY. For more information

Garden Dialogues 2024: Water Mill, NY

Water Mill NY Water Mill, NY

Jun 15, 2024 Register now for exclusive access to three exceptional residential landscapes in the Hamptons designed by LaGuardia Design Group. The event begins at the firm’s elegant and spacious offices in Water Mill. Transportation and lunch will be provided and the tours will be led by firm principals Chris LaGuardia, Daniel Thorp, and Ian Hanbach. The three projects showcase the diversity of the firm’s design approaches and their attention to detail. For more information

$175 – $200

Pollinator Days at White Flower Farm

White Flower Farm 167 Litchfield Road (Route 63), Litchfield

Learn about best practices and plants to attract pollinators to your home landscape. Assemble for an informal talk with members of our garden staff then enjoy a quick tour of our display gardens with special emphasis on plant combinations. No fee or registration required. Kids are invited to build a decorative butterfly house and decorate it with nature stickers and colorful paint pens. Kits are $10 each and available all day while supplies last. Attendees receive 20% OFF all in-stock Butterfly Bushes (Buddleia). For more information

$10