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October 2019

Make Your Own Concrete Leaf Sculpture

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 56 Locust Road
Greenwich,CT06831United States
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$40 – $60

Instructor: Carol Caufield NOTE: also offered on October 4. Bold, beautiful textures and large leaves not only add drama in the landscape but can also be used to make stunning works of art.Create a one-of-a-kind leaf sculpture for use as a garden accent, birdbath, or stepping stone. Using concrete mix and the guidance of local artesian Carol Caulfield, capture the beauty of a summer to treasure forever. Armed with the recipe for success, you can craft more sculptures at home.…

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Greenhouse Garden Dinner with Chef Geoff Lazlo

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 56 Locust Road
Greenwich,CT06831United States
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$125 – $140

Learn more about Geoff Lazlo's latest venture, Geoff Lazlo Food, here. Join GBC and award-winning Chef Geoff Lazlo for a farm-to-table dinner series. Dinner will include a specialty cocktail, passed hors d’oeuvres and a three-course meal inspired by the seasonal vegetables and herbs grown in the GBC teaching vegetable garden. Each salon-style event will encourage discussion, led by Chef Geoff and GBC Board President Meg McAuley Kaicher, about the importance of ecologically sound cuisine that is seasonal and grown in…

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Make Your Own Concrete Leaf Sculpture

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 56 Locust Road
Greenwich,CT06831United States
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$40 – $60

Instructor: Carol Caulfield Bold, beautiful textures and large leaves not only add drama in the landscape but can also be used to make stunning works of art. Create a one-of-a-kind leaf sculpture for use as a garden accent, birdbath, or stepping stone. Using concrete mix and the guidance of local artesian Carol Caulfield, capture the beauty of a summer to treasure forever. Armed with the recipe for success, you can craft more sculptures at home. Be ready to get messy!…

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Behind the Scenes at Versailles Farm

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Greenwich Botanical Center, 56 Locust Road
Greenwich,CT06831United States
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$20 – $30

Join us for this rare opportunity for a behind the scenes tour of Versaille Farm, a local, active commercial grower of food located in backcountry Greenwich, Connecticut. Owner and curator Steve McMenamin considers himself blessed with beautiful soil and close proximity to his customers: “We operate in harmony with the land to grow for flavor, nutrition and good digestion. Our market garden uses French-Intensive methods to grow 4 acres of food on 1.5 acres. Our methods are labor intensive which…

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Autumnal Delight with The Essential Florist, Marna Ringel

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 56 Locust Road
Greenwich,CT06831United States
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$35 – $60

In this workshop Marna Ringel, The Essential Florist will guide participants in creating a colorful fall floral arrangement in an organic container to brighten your autumnal home.

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A Historical Walk in the Pinetum

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 56 Locust Road
Greenwich,CT06831United States
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Free – $10

FREE for members! Connect with nature and go back in time. Join Lisa Beebe, Director of Horticulture of the Greenwich Botanical Center, as you look at how the landscape of the Pinetum has changed over the past 75 years. We will compare photos and history of the majestic “Wild Acres Estate” with the beauty of what has become the Montgomery Pinetum. Wear comfortable shoes and come dressed for the weather.

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November 2019

Dahlia Winter Care: Digging Up, Storing and Caring for Dahlia Tubers

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Greenwich Botanical Center, 56 Locust Road
Greenwich,CT06831United States
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$25 – $35

Just in time for the first frost, Greenwich Dahlia Society members will share "when, why and how" tips for storing your dahlia tubers over the winter. Learn from local experts! WHEN to DIG up, HOW to PREPARE, WHY to STORE at 40-50°

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Paperwhites & Amaryllis Potting in the Greenhouse

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 56 Locust Road
Greenwich,CT06831United States
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$10

Amaryllis and paperwhites are classic holiday flowers that can brighten up your home during the dark days of winter and are a great hostess or teachers gifts. Bring your own container or purchase one of ours. Please specify Amaryllis or Paperwhites when registering, 10 spaces per time slot. NOTE: 2 time slots being offered 10:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m.

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GBC Lunch & Learn: Meet Award Winning Landscape Designer, Frederico Azevedo

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 56 Locust Road
Greenwich,CT06831United States
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$50 – $75

Creating a landscape involves weaving intentionality into the unpredictability of nature in a way that creates something new, something that is live in a different way. Federico Azevedo Meet famed Brazilian Landscape Designer Frederico Azevedo, the owner of Unlimited Earthcare based in Bridgehampton, New York. Frederico will be introducing his new book, available for sale and signing: Bloom: The Luminous Gardens of Frederico Azevedo from Pointed Leaf Press. He will discuss the methodology behind his design concepts and present a…

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December 2019

Holiday Tidings, Trimmings & Toasts

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 56 Locust Road
Greenwich,CT06831United States
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$60 – $75

Join us in the greenhouse for some holiday cheer and creativity. Craft festive holiday decorations for your home using a variety of greens, swags, mantles, urns, centerpieces and holiday plants. Greenhouse volunteers will be on hand to help you. Pre-made trimmings available for inspiration and those short on time. Enjoy coffee and/or our signature holiday cocktail. You won’t want to miss the Festive Fun! Includes a (14" ring/20" overall) decorated wreath

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