Horticulture Building

The Greenwich Botanical Center is dedicated to developing interest and involvement in horticulture through classes, volunteer activities, outreach programs and special events. The Horticulture Building is a primary outlet for fulfilling this mission. It is comprised of a classroom, a workroom and a two zone greenhouse used primarily for teaching volunteers the care and propagation of plants.

We educate the community, adults and children, on the importance of plant life and care through a variety of on-site classes including hands-on workshops, lectures and school field trips.  We also serve the public by teaching at off-site camps and local schools, as well as provide horticultural therapy in five venues around Greenwich.  

We teach youth about soil, trees, bees and how food is produced. These budding enthusiasts also help plant, harvest and taste the vegetables in the garden.

Horticulture Building Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LACES: We are proud to offer continuing education credits for landscape architects and peer professionals through the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System.


Want to make your garden more attractive to pollinators?

So many gardeners have bees and butterflies on the brain these days, with so many species in dramatic decline due to habitat loss, forage scarcity, pesticide exposure, and other negative impacts, bees are in desperate need of a helping hand. The Greenwich Botanical Center is happy to offer local gardeners a chance to create pollinator gardens for these incredible insects and provide them with much-needed nectar forage.  The use of native plants in our own backyards improves all aspects of our environment, providing food sources for birds, insects and other wildlife.

Our Pollinator Gardens in a kit make landscaping with native plants easy.  We have grouped the plants that will grow together and provide a long season of bloom for the bees and butterflies to feast on.   Whether you have been gardening with natives for years or are simply interested in making the most of your flower border, we want to make it easy for you to enjoy the benefits native plants have to offer. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to transform your garden.

Purchase a Pollinator Garden Kit!

PART SUN / PART SHADE GARDEN          FULL SUN GARDEN

**Order deadline is March 1st.**

Pick up your plants on Wed., April 24th and Thurs., April 25th from 10am to 4pm in the Horticulture building.

Important: Plants not picked up during this time will be considered donations and will be sold at May Gardeners Market.  


VOLUNTEER

Greenhouse volunteers are the largest and most active groups of volunteers at the GBC. Each volunteer works in the greenhouse once a week for 3 hours; some conduct outreach programs with senior citizens while others volunteer for special events or assist with horticulture classes and trips.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Maintaining a working greenhouse takes a great deal of hard work. Many hands make light work so each spring the GBC participates in amutually beneficial internship program with Greenwich High School. Interns assist our volunteers with propagation, planting, bee keeping, maintenance of our gardens and greenhouse as well as special projects with our Director of Horticulture, Lisa Beebe.

For information contact:
Lisa Beebe, Director of Horticulture
203-869-9242 ext. 303  |   LisaBB@GreenwichBotanicalCenter.org

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