Greenwich Botanical Center is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation, and the arts.
Greenwich Botanical Center is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation, and the arts.
Greenwich Botanical Center is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation, and the arts.
Greenwich Botanical Center is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation, and the arts.

Artist's Reception
Sunday, December 4th | 2-4 PM

Pat Adaveny, Kyoko Aishman, Pat Al-abed, Leslie Beran, Jacquie Coulby, Chris Duncan, Karen Gunders, Diana Hamilton, Lucinda Harris, Monika Heimbold, Mary Himes, Lisa Hodges, Polly Hyman, Nicky Johnson, Lynnie Lewis, Darrell Lorentzen, Suzy Malloch, Dee Mayberry, Amy McGrath, Janet Mackenzie, Leslie Petrick, Emily Ragsdale, Brownie Roe, Cynthia Russell, Rosemary Sen, Hayley Skurowski, Amanda Spyrou, Linda Vitelli, Connie Welling

Come view and purchase these beautiful works by local artists from November 22 thru February. They make wonderful gifts for yourself or that special art lover in your life!

We have added an afternoon session! In these three afternoon classes, Saturday December 3, 10 & 17, children will participate in weekly guided art projects; learning about new materials each session through hands-on art making and exploratory-based creative play. The morning lessons will start with a seasonally-based field trip amongst the Pinetum grounds where children will be introduced to the day’s lesson theme while out in the field – discovering and gathering both inspiration and materials from their outing.
A corresponding creative project will follow, where a variety of artistic and sensory-engaging materials will be used, such as: paint, paper mache, glue, collage, sculpture and building – helping the children to discover an artistic repertoire as well as build an appreciation for their surroundings and the natural world. This is very much a process-focused series where children are encouraged to get outside, play, explore, experiment, create and have fun! 

These three classes in this series are drop off classes.

1 pm - 3 pm

$180 GBC Member | $225 Non Member (All materials included in cost)

Your registration includes all 3 classes in the series: Saturday December 3, 10 & 17 

November 28th, 29th or December 1st, 7th or 8th

2 hr sessions; you choose 4, 5 or 6 pm start in GBC Classroom

Grab your friends for some holiday cheer and get creative putting together some festive decorations for your home.  A variety of greens will be available for wreaths, swags, mantles, urns and centerpieces as well as holiday plants to brighten up your home.  Bring your own refreshments and make an evening of it. We will contact each 'hostess' to arrange preferred timing for each session- 4-6, 5-7, or 6-8 pm.

$90 GBC Member | $125 Non Member

Thursday, December 1st

1 - 2 pm

GBC Greenhouse

This is part two of a two part series with Andy Chapin, a neighbor to Greenwich Botanical Center, graduate of Connecticut Master Gardener program and former Greenwich Audubon land steward. 

In this second part, Andy will discuss how to propagate native plant seeds.

You may register for one or both of these sessions. The first session will be held on November 3rd, 2022.

$7.50 GBC Member | $10 Non Member

Wednesday December 7th

10 am | GBC Horticulture Building

Come build a beautiful and festive winter planter. Fill it with greens, branches, boughs and cones to keep your threshhold welcoming and fragrant through the dreary winter months. Sandra Lindh of English Gardens & Design will guide you through the process of creating a lovely container or two! Bring your own pot(s) to fill or purchase one from the GBC - Large (over 12" diameter) $15 or Small (under 12") $10.

GBC Members: $100 per Large Container or $80 Small Container

Non Members: $125 per Large Container or $95 Small Container

December 14th, 2022

10 am OR 7 pm

Steve and Ingrid McMenamin operate Versailles Farm, a 15-acre regenerative vegetable farm located in the backcountry of Greenwich Connecticut. Versailles Farms operates seasonally, selling directly to customers and a few area country clubs. Versailles Farm has become the largest producer of shitake mushrooms in CT and is increasingly focused on the production of high quality activated charcoal. Steve is a former finance executive, restaurant owner and and leader of the Greenwich Roundtable. He will address the role of soil health in vegetable and fungi production and its influence on human and environmental health.

Free for GBC Members

$20 for Non Members

Thursday, December 22nd

10:30 am | Greenwich Botanical Center

Elior Coleman, owner of Stamford-based, Call Me Marigold - @call.me.marigold, will lead the group in the creation of a lovely centerpiece for your holiday table. Elior uses texture, color, dried and fresh blooms and greens to create lush, beautiful and engaging arrangements in beautiful vessels.

Call Me Marigold is a small, local, eco-conscious florist that sources highest quality and freshest flowers from the Connecticut Flower Collective, a cooperative of CT flower farmers who are committed to using sustainable and eco-friendly growing practices, other neighborhood growers, and even some from Elior's private garden in her own back yard when in season. At other times, Elior scours the flower markets for the the best quality blooms. Call Me Marigold does not use polluting foam or plastic vessels and recycles, composts or reuses all they can in the creation of beautiful arrangements.

$140 GBC Member | $160 Non Member

Call Me Marigold is a small, local, eco -conscious florist, based out of Stamford, CT. Each of our custom arrangements are seasonal and one-of-a-kind, and, during the ~7 month local growing season, are made with flowers and foliage that are locally grown, right here in Connecticut! Owner and designer, Elior Coleman, sources the highest quality and freshest flowers from the Connecticut Flower Collective, a cooperative of CT flower farmers who are committed to using sustainable and eco-friendly growing practices, other neighborhood growers, and even some from her private garden in her own back yard.

At Call Me Marigold, we don't use pollutive foam or plastic packaging, we recycle and reuse whatever we can, and we compost all our stems. We try our best to care for and respect Mother Earth in all we do. We are obsessed with flowers at Call Me Marigold, and we hope that when you get an arrangement from us, you'll feel the same.

Speaker: Elior Coleman

Pickup at GBC

Monthly Pricing (+tax)
Small - $50/month
Medium - $65/month
Large- $125/month

6 Month Pricing
Small - $300/6 months
Medium- $390/6 months
Large -$750/6 months

OUR DETAILS

Greenwich Botanical Center
130 Bible Street, P.O. Box 1600
Cos Cob, Connecticut 06807
+1 203-869-9242
info@greenwichbotanicalcenter.org
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Mon - Fri :  9:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday : Closed
Sunday : Closed