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    • 10/16/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • New Castle Town Hall, 2nd Floor (200 S Greely Ave, Chappaqua)


    Groundcovers can provide the solution to many of your garden challenges! In addition to providing soil cover and suppressing weeds, they add texture and color to your garden with minimal maintenance. This program will cover a wide range of groundcovers that can thrive in all spots in your garden – in shade, in sun, on slopes or under trees. From evergreens to deciduous, herbaceous to woody, flowers to foliage, this group of plants will have something for you. Come explore beyond pachysandra and ivy!

    Potluck Lunch 11:30-12:00
    Announcements 12:00-12:15
    Demonstration 12:15-1:30


    Renée Marsh is a garden designer, an advanced master gardener, a horticulturist (aka a plant nut) and a flower farmer.  She believes our gardens should be a healthy ecosystem where people, plants, animals and insects are in balance.  Doing it right means less chemicals, less maintenance and more enjoyment. 

    She is the owner of a gardening design business, A Simpler Place, as well as a horticulture and cut flower business, Hilltop Blooms.   For five years she was the Head Gardener for the Town of Monroe where she designed and managed gardens at the parks and town buildings. 

    She teaches gardening classes for the New York Botanical Garden and adult education programs, speaks to many community groups including garden clubs and writes on gardening topics for local publications.  In her spare time she works on her 1803 homestead in Shelton, Connecticut.   

    For much more about Renée, her passion for gardening and her blog, visit her website

    • 10/17/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Victoria House, 25 N Malcolm Street, Ossining

    Please join us at Victoria House to interact with the residents and help them to create their own flower arrangements, a rewarding experience!  Contact Sue Meany to volunteer for help select flowers at the wholesaler and/or join us at Victoria House. We look forward to seeing you.

    • 10/17/2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Mary Lynn’s - 89 Cross Ridge Rd

    Please bring a tall vase, floral scissors, and branches (with and without leaves).  Advance sign up is required!

    • 10/19/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Untermeyer Gardens, Yonkers


    Join us for a symposium on different approaches to historic garden restoration. Suzanne Clary, President of the Jay Heritage Center, Howard Zar, Executive Director of Lyndhurst, and Timothy Tilghman, Head Gardener of Untermyer Gardens, will share their experiences in restoring great New York gardens and landscapes. A pictorial introduction to each garden will be followed by a discussion moderated by well-known garden blogger Shobha Vanchiswar and a tour of Untermyer Gardens by Timothy Tilghman.  Tickets:  $50


    • 10/21/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • First Congregational Church, Chappaqua
    • 10/23/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • by invitation only

    Our club has grown significantly in the last year, but this means there are some newer members that we don't know as well yet!

    Please join us at a new member welcome coffee at Co-President Gwinne Porter's house (2 Bradley Farms Road, Chappaqua).  We are so pleased to welcome you as part of this friendly community of gardeners and plant lovers and look forward to getting to know you better.

    • 10/24/2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Chappaqua Performing Arts Center, 480 Bedford Road


    Rocky Hills Environmental Lecture
    Dancing Through Borders: an illustrated talk by James Alexander-Sinclair


    In this talk, presented in partnership with the Westchester Land Trust and the Chappaqua Library, British garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair takes us on a jaunt through a series of gardens he has designed, paying particular attention to how gardens connect us with nature. We all want to see beautiful things, to meet new plants, and to be inspired and excited. But we should never lose sight of the fact that we are not just gardeners, but custodians of the world. Good design goes hand-in-hand with good husbandry.

    Thursday, October 24
    6:30 p.m. reception
    7:00 p.m. illustrated talk

    Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
    480 Bedford Road
    Chappaqua, NY 10514

    This event is free of charge and registration is not required.

    About the speaker
    James Alexander-Sinclair is a renowned British garden designer. He began his career as a landscape contractor in London before moving to the English countryside in 1992. Since that time, he has been designing private and public gardens both large and small throughout the UK. James is also well known as a writer, television presenter, and speaker. He is also a regular contributor for many British horticultural publications and a longtime member of the BBC team for coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show.

    James has been a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardens judge since 2006, Chair of the Chelsea Flower Show selection panel, and chairman of the International Jury at the Moscow Flower Show. In 2011, he was elected to the Council of the RHS and is currently chairman of the Gardens Committee, and a member of both the Horticulture Board and the Community Outreach Advisory Group.

    The Rocky Hills Environmental Lecture honors the legacy of Henriette and William Suhr and the garden they created at Rocky Hills in Mt. Kisco, NY.

    This program is presented by the Garden Conservancy, the Westchester Land Trust, and the Chappaqua Library.


    • 10/30/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Provided in Registration Email


    Soil and bulbs will be provided.  RAIN DATE: November 6th

    • 11/06/2019
    • 9:15 AM
    • Chappaqua Town Hall

    • 11/06/2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Chappaqua Library

    The November Junior Garden Club program is for grades 3-6 in the Children’s Room at the Chappaqua Library.  Register with the librarians in the Children’s Room.  The project will be fall centerpieces.

    • 11/13/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • First Congregational Church, 210 Orchard Ridge Road, Chappaqua

    Please join us for a demonstration of holiday and special occasion tablescapes with our own Mary Lynn McRee and Karen Sharf.

    Potluck Lunch 11:30-12:00
    Announcements 12:00-12:15
    Demonstration 12:15-1:30

    • 11/15/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • NYBG, Ross Lecture Hall

    A recent UN report predicts that climate change, invasive species, pollution, and other anthropogenic disturbances will have a disastrous effect on biodiversity worldwide. Any careful observer of nature in our region has witnessed significant changes to our local flora over the past few decades. Beloved wildflowers are vanishing from our forests and native trees are succumbing  to deer, drought, and disease.

    However, all is not lost! Nature lovers, gardeners, and scientists are joining together to battle invasive species and preserve and restore populations of the native plants that define our region's distinct ecological character. Join us to learn about what we can all do to help protect our imperiled biodiversity.


    Douglas W. Tallamy
    Randy Westbrooks

    Carolynn Sears, Ph.D.

    Plus a panel from the Lower Hudson PRISM.

    Requires pre-registration.  Click HERE to learn more.

    • 11/26/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TBD

    Advance sign up is required!

    • 11/26/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    Advance sign up is required!

    • 12/04/2019
    • 9:15 AM
    • Chappaqua Town Hall

    • 12/04/2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Chappaqua Library

    The December Junior Garden Club program is for grades K-2 in the Children’s Room at the Chappaqua Library.  Register with the librarians in the Children’s Room.  The topic will be seed study, bird study, and a bird feeder craft.

    • 12/11/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • TBD

    • 01/08/2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Chappaqua Town Hall

    • 01/15/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • First Congregational Church, 210 Orchard Ridge Road, Chappaqua

    SPEAKER:  Jan Johnsen, author of Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

    • 02/05/2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Chappaqua Town Hall

    • 03/04/2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Chappaqua Town Hall

    • 04/01/2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Chappaqua Town Hall

    • 05/06/2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Chappaqua Town Hall

    • 06/03/2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Chappaqua Town Hall

    • 10/04/2020
    • 10/08/2020
    • Utica, NY


    Annual Convention And Symposium

    Sunday- Tuesday, October 4 - 6, 2020
    Tuesday- Thursday, October 6-8, 2020

    “Harvest Happening”

    Delta Hotels by Marriott
    200 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
    315-797-8010 Phone 315-930-3890 Fax

    Come and Join the Federated Garden Club’s “Harvest Happening” Convention and Stay for the Symposium!

    **All Garden Club members are encouraged to enroll in the Design and Horticulture courses in the Symposium as a benefit of their NGC membership.

Past events

10/15/2019 Where Have All the Flowers Gone: The Victorian Garden Then and Now
10/09/2019 Hermann von Pückler-Muskau: German landscape principles in the American landscape
10/05/2019 Chappaqua Children's Book Festival
10/02/2019 Junior Garden Club
10/02/2019 CGC Board Meeting
09/22/2019 Pollinator Planting Workshop
09/19/2019 Garden Therapy at Victoria House
09/18/2019 GENERAL MEETING: Plant Swap
09/14/2019 New Castle Community Day
09/07/2019 Native Plant Weekend
09/04/2019 CGC Board Meeting
08/18/2019 Pruyn Gardens Open House
07/24/2019 2019 Monarch Monitoring Blitz
07/15/2019 9th District General Meeting
07/10/2019 CGC Board Meeting
06/22/2019 Celebrating National Pollinator Week at the Chappaqua Farmer's Market
06/19/2019 Member Open Gardens
06/12/2019 Spring Luncheon
06/05/2019 CGC Board Meeting
05/30/2019 CGC Tour of Flying Trillium
05/29/2019 Plant Perennials in the Gedney Memorial Garden
05/21/2019 Morsemere Garden Club Flower Show
05/18/2019 Garden Conservancy Open Day
05/16/2019 CGC Vegetable Garden Tutorial at Hilltop Hanover
05/15/2019 General Meeting - Container Planting Demonstration (Daryl Beyers)
05/09/2019 A Spring Peony Celebration
05/09/2019 Spring Plant Sale
05/01/2019 CGC Board Meeting
04/28/2019 Healthy Yards Earth Day Festival
04/25/2019 **NEW DATE** NYC Flower Market
04/10/2019 General Meeting - Horticulture (Lorraine Ballato)
03/20/2019 General Meeting - Central Park Entire (Ken Chaya)
01/16/2019 General Meeting - Winter Landscapes (Glen Ticehurst)
12/12/2018 Holiday Luncheon
10/17/2018 General Meeting - Designing with Nature (Missy Fabel)
09/12/2018 General Meeting - Plant Swap!


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