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December 2019

Holiday Tidings, Trimmings & Toasts

December 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street
Cos Cob,CT06807United 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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Festive Natural Holiday with The Essential Florist

December 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street
Cos Cob,CT06807United States
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$45 – $70

In this workshop, you will create a natural arrangement to brighten your holiday home with boxwood and holiday greens.

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January 2020

House Plant Repotting Workshop

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street
Cos Cob,CT06807United States
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$10

Long winter months, shorter daylight hours and less humidity in your home can result in weary, pot bound, straggly houseplants. time to renew and rejuvenate by dusting off, transplanting and pruning. Veteran greenhouse volunteers will demonstrate the techniques for you and stand by to assist while you perform this task yourself. Remember to bundle up your house plants that need some TLC if the temperatures outside are below 50 degrees. We will supply the potting soil and expertise, you supply…

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February 2020

Starting the Spring Vegetable Garden

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street
Cos Cob,CT06807United States
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$25 – $40

Join local horticulturist, Alan Gorkin of Sleepy Cat Farm for an informative class on sourcing the best vegetable varieties in our area as well as discussing planting space, saving vegetables, herbs and flowers, companion and succession planting. Bring in one plan of your garden on graph paper if possible, using a 1/4 inch equals 1 inch scale. If you are just starting, we will assist either way.

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Valentines Day with the Essential Florist

February 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street
Cos Cob,CT06807United States
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$35 – $60

Create a beautiful Valentine's Day bouquet for yourself or your valentine using hues of pinks and red flowers with beautiful satin ribbons.

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Seed Starting with Director of Horticulture, Lisa Beebe

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street
Cos Cob,CT06807United States
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$20 – $30

Learn how to grow your own plants from seed. Come to the Greenhouse and learn the basics of starting seeds at home. This hands-on workshop will review planting schedules, germinating techniques and which seeds should go directly into the garden. You will walk away with a plethora of information and a few little treasures to grow on your own. Registration required.

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March 2020

Stepping Out with STEPS Homecare

March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street
Cos Cob,CT06807United States
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Horticultural therapy class for Seniors.

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Nature’s Best Hope: An Evening with Doug Tallamy

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible St.
Cos Cob,CT06807United States
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UPDATE: This event has been postponed until October 29, 2020. Join Doug Tallamy as he presents his new book: Nature’s Best Hope Recent headlines about global insect declines, the impending extinction of one million species worldwide, and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current…

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GBC Night at the Movies: The Pollinators

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenwich country day school, 401 Old Church Rd
Greenwich,CT06830United States
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$5 – $15

Update:  We are postponing this screening.  A new date will be determined shortly.  We hope to see everyone soon!   Join GBC for a screening of powerful documentary, The Pollinators: The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. The many challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route reveal flaws to our simplified…

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April 2020

Girls Night Out: Create Your Own Succulent Garden

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street
Cos Cob,CT06807United States
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$35 – $50

Join us in the greenhouse to make your own special succulent garden, all while sharing some laughs with friends old and new. GBC’s Director of Horticulture, Lisa Beebe will walk you through the steps to create your own terrarium. No experience necessary, lite bites and beverage included or bring your own. GNO Succulent Plant Night Members: $35 N/M $50

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