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    • 01/25/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Bedford Hills Train Station

    • 01/29/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yonkers Will Library, Yonkers, NY


    Speaker: Michael Wilson

    Michael Wilson will give us a slide presentation covering the successful culture of alpine plants in the New York/New Jersey area. Alpine ecology gives an understanding of native habitat, while Building and maintaining explains growing alpine plants at low elevations. The Compendium of plants gives a list of plants that perform well.

    Michael Wilson is the Horticultural Laboratory Technician for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County and is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Ramapo College of NJ. Michael is a member of the North American Rock Garden Society and has served as chair and vice chair. He was responsible for the rock gardens at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and also grows alpine plants at home.


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

    • 02/05/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Chappaqua Library

    The February 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 pressed flower Valentines.

    • 02/12/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Parish House, Bedford, NY


    Speaker: Jack Kozuchowski

    Jack Kozuchowski will discuss the challenge of climate change and weather in our area and their impacts on gardening. Jack is committed to educating the public on the need to resolve the climate change challenge to our society.

    Jack Kozuchowski received a BS degree from Syracuse University and a MS from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is an accomplished environmentalist, speaker and author. Jack was coordinator of Environmental & Occupational Health Services and Environmental Director of the City of Danbury Health Department before his retirement.


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

    • 03/18/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • First Congregational Church, 210 Orchard Ridge Road, Chappaqua

    SPEAKER:  Ann Perkowski ofLady Clippers will talk about pruning.  Club members are welcome to submit specific questions!

    • 03/25/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Anthony Veteran Park, Greenburgh, NY


    Speaker: Carol Gracie

    Carol Gracie says, “The beauty of local wildflowers enhances our enjoyment of spring but a look behind their pretty faces reveal the important roles they play in the ecology of our eastern forest environment.” Carol presents how wildflowers have adapted to their shaded environment. She discusses their role as an important food resource for emerging insects, methods of pollination and seed dispersal, and uses in our home gardens.

    Carol Gracie retired from NYBG where she led natural history tours for 25 years. Her scientific work led to naming several newly discovered tropical plant species. Returning to her interest in local flora and its photography, Carol is the author/photographer of Spring Wildflower’s of the Northeast: A Natural History.


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

    • 04/01/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • First Congregational Church, Chappaqua, NY


    Speaker: Ann Edmonds

    Ann Edmonds will show us how to transform an occasionally flooded space into a beautiful landscape. Rain gardens, only a few inches deep, hold water for just a day or so. Plants in a rain garden slow the rate of stormwater runoff, help to reduce flooding, erosion and provide food and habitat for wildlife. This presentation will cover location, site preparation, appropriate plants and how to care for the rain garden.

    Ann Edmonds is a CCE Master Gardener Volunteer who has also volunteered at NYBG in the Family Garden. Ann is a lifelong avid flower and vegetable gardener. She has extensively planted her own yard, a neighbor’s vegetable garden and a church flower garden. Ann volunteers at the CCE Vegetable Demonstration Garden at Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve in Hartsdale, NY.


    • 04/15/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • First Congregational Church, 210 Orchard Ridge Road, Chappaqua

    SPEAKER:  Shannon Algiere from Stone Barns will discuss how to create a flower cutting garden.

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

    • 05/12/2020
    • 05/16/2020
    • Milwaukee, WI


    2020 National Garden Clubs Annual Convention Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

    1611 West Canal Street Milwaukee, WI 53233


    ·        Room rate: $139/night, free parking

    ·   Call 1-800-729-7244

    ·        Registration code: National Garden Club 2020 National Convention

    ·        Book online: https://reservations-

    ·        Ground transportation: NO hotel shuttle – cab/ridesharing service is available to and from the airports

    ·        Hotel reservation deadline: April 26, 2020


    ·        General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) – Milwaukee (10mi)

    ·        O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – Chicago (80mi)

    ·        Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) – Madison (76mi)

    ·        Midway International Airport (MDW) – Chicago (106mi)

    • 05/13/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Mariandale Retreat & Conference Center, Ossining, NY


    Speaker: Amy Kesavan

    Amy Kesavan presents edible landscaping and will transform the way you view and use your land. She emphasizes breaking from the traditional garden design which separates food and ornamentals. Amy demonstrates harnessing the beauty of edibles through seamless integration.

    Amy Kesavan is a CCE Master Gardener Volunteer, a beekeeper and a member of the Rye Sustainability Committee advocating for healthy yards and pollinator-friendly environments. As a native rural Kansan who values being connected to the land, food and wildlife, Amy volunteers at the CCE Vegetable Demonstration Garden at Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve in Hartsdale, NY.


    • 06/02/2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • New York Botanical Garden


    Experience this multisensory presentation of the work of internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. With NYBG as the exclusive venue, this exhibition is designed to capture and illuminate the artist’s profound engagement with nature throughout the changing seasons from spring into fall.

    Join us for a one-hour guided tour and access to all the indoor installations.

    Visit the NYBG website to learn more about the exhibit.

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

    • 06/03/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1 Cross Hill Road, Hartsdale, NY


    Guide: Catherine Ludden

    No-Walk Ins -- 10:00 AM Arrival OR 11:00 AM Arrival

    Catherine Ludden's garden is a remarkable example of a property transitioning from exotics to natives. The challenging site has been transformed through hardscaping and design into a serene and charming property. There are shady and sunny areas, a rain garden, a collection of spring ephemerals and specimen trees. Most of the garden is level with easy access. A small hillside portion has steep paths.

    Catherine Ludden is a knowledgeable and charming guide with an infectious enthusiasm for native plants. Catherine is on the board of the Native plant Center at Westchester Community College.


    • 06/10/2020
    • TBD

    • 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

01/22/2020 Native Plant Event - Learn From Experts & Order Native Plant Material
01/22/2020 Winter Book Group
01/16/2020 Garden Therapy at Victoria House
01/15/2020 GENERAL MEETING: Landscape Design
01/13/2020 District IX Quarterly Meeting
01/08/2020 Junior Garden Club
01/08/2020 CGC Board Meeting
12/19/2019 Garden Therapy at Victoria House
12/11/2019 Holiday Luncheon
12/04/2019 Junior Garden Club
12/04/2019 CGC Board Meeting
12/03/2019 Wreath Making
12/02/2019 Wreath Making
11/26/2019 Flower Arranging Workshop - Thanksgiving Centerpieces
11/26/2019 Flower Arranging Workshop - Thanksgiving Centerpieces
11/21/2019 Garden Therapy at Victoria House
11/20/2019 Bow and Pine Cone Pick Workshop
11/18/2019 Design Specialty Flower Show Committee Meeting
11/15/2019 A Call to Action: Protecting Earth's Biodiversity
11/13/2019 GENERAL MEETING: Holiday and Special Occasion Tablescapes
11/06/2019 Junior Garden Club
11/06/2019 CGC Board Meeting
10/30/2019 Horticulture Workshop: Bulb Lasagna
10/29/2019 Herb Gardening Workshop
10/26/2019 Native Seed Swap
10/24/2019 Rocky Hills Environmental Lecture
10/23/2019 CGC New Member Welcome Coffee
10/21/2019 9th District President's Luncheon
10/20/2019 ENOUGH: Community Planting Event
10/19/2019 Restoring Gardens: Contrasting Approaches to Historic Garden Restoration
10/19/2019 Putting Your Garden to Bed
10/17/2019 Flower Arranging Workshop - Fall Flowers
10/17/2019 Garden Therapy at Victoria House
10/16/2019 GENERAL MEETING: Ground Cover Plants, Beyond Pachysandra
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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