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.

Bring the whole family to learn and make pickles!

We will harvest cucumbers, beans and herbs from our vegetable teaching garden to create a flavorful jar of refrigerator pickles and pickled beans to take home to enjoy or share. Children will be using cutting boards and knives to prepare vegetables for pickling, so please be ready to be help them cut safely.

3:30 PM

GBC Horticulture Building

$15 per family GBC Member | $30 per family Non Member

Monday, September 25, schools are closed for Yom Kippur. But GBC has you covered! Join us for a fun-filled day of outdoor exploration, scavenger hunts, animal tracking, and collecting treasures for arts and crafts. Join for the morning or pack a lunch and stay all day! Come spend the day with us in the world's greatest outdoor classroom! Ages 3-7

Morning Session: 9:00am-12:00pm:
$75/Member | $90/Non-member

Full-Day “Stay and Play”: 12:00pm-3:00pm:
+$50/Member | +$60/Non-member

Special discounted sibling pricing is available for GBC Members.

Come learn how to draw seasonal fruit with pan pastels and colored pencils with Jeanne Reiner. Pan pastel is a relatively new medium. It has all the vibrancy of pastel without mess. Students will also learn light on form, how to illustrate texture and color blending.

Materials will be provided: pan pastels (colors TBD) colored pencils, graphite pencils, pencil sharpener and eraser, inexpensive brush and cotton swabs. Drawing and tracing paper, small plastic ruler and/or dividers.

Jeanne Reiner, a graduate of the Philadelphia's University of the Arts and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, will teach the class. After leading an accomplished corporate design career, Jeanne has been a fine artist and teacher for over 20 years. She studied at SUNY Purchase, Silvermine Arts Center and and received her certification as a botanical artist at the New York Botanical Garden in May 2014. She is the co-founder of the Tri-State Botanical Artists of New York Botanical Garden where she is also an instructor. She is currently serving as a board member of the American Society of Botanical Artists. She has been named, in 2021, a Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists in the United Kingdom.

Monday September 25, 2023

10 AM - 2 PM (bring lunch)

$30 for GBC Members | $40 for Non Members

Come hear what we are up to and speak up about what you would like to see at the GBC! We are excited to host our annual meeting and hear from our membership about how we can better serve you and our community! We will celebrate our volunteers and welcome new ones to help support our programming and events. Activities for kids will be offered during the annual meeting and volunteer appreciation portion. A light buffet supper will be served to accompany fellowship and volunteer sign up. Come join us!

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Annual Meeting, Volunteer Appreciation & Kid's Activities | 4 -5 PM

Open House & Light Supper | 5-6 PM

Pre-order your decorative fall plants by September 21st and pick them up September 28 and 29th! Colorful peppers, cabbages, kales and grasses to refresh your planters for fall. Couldn't be easier!

8" Ornamental Kale - Purple Queen or White Prince

8" Ornamental Cabbage - Purple or White

4" Ornamental Pepper - Salsa Orange or Yellow

8" Annual Grasses - Pennisetum Rubrum or Purple Barron Millet

8" Celosia - Red, Purple, or Orange

Considering Nature features local artists Deborah Bonnell, Hazel Jarvis, Ilse Gordon and Kathy Milligan who have been painting and working together for over 10 years. Although we have very different backgrounds our work is bound together by an interest in the rhythms of Nature and we embrace the seasons as manifested in the landscape around us.  We hope that you will enjoy this celebration of our natural world.

About the Artists

Anglo American artist Hazel Jarvis is based in Riverside, CT, in a small studio bordered by water and woodland, where she creates images of the Natural world - botanicals, abstracted landscapes and mixed media collages. Her work concentrates on pattern and detail reflecting a background in Botanical Illustration and a deep love of traditional Japanese art acquired during years of study in Japan. Hazel has taught and exhibited extensively throughout the US. To learn more please visit

Ilse Gordon’s work has been widely exhibited in one person shows, including the Greenwich Historical Society, Fairfield University and The Greenwich Arts Council and as a featured artist at the gallery at Greenwich Library and the Promenade Gallery in the Bushnell, Hartford, CT.   She has won numerous awards, including the award for Excellence in Painting from the Stamford Museum. Her works are in the permanent collections of Greenwich Library, Cos Cob Library, and Byram Schubert Library. Ms Gordon’s work is collected by corporate and private collectors in the United States, South America, Europe and Japan.

Deborah Pierce Bonnell is based in Norwalk, CT, and works in oil, watercolor, encaustic and printmaking. Deborah has exhibited her work in Greenwich, CT at numerous galleries and locations, also in Stamford at PMW Gallery and the UCONN Stamford Art Gallery, the Stamford Art Association and in New Canaan at the Carriage Barn art gallery. In 2016 she was Artist in Residence at Weir Farm National Historic site, and in 2020 exhibited her work at the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, in Osprey, FL. Her work can be seen at

Kathie Milligan is a landscape and figurative painter living in Stamford, CT. She received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from Skidmore College and her Masters in painting at the New York Studio School. Kathie paints in oil and watercolor as well as printmaking and sculpture. She teaches painting in oil and acrylic at Stamford Adult Education, and painting in watercolor at both the Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford and the Darien Arts Center. Kathie also does children’s workshops at the Greenwich Art Society. When she’s not painting or teaching you’ll find her happily working in her garden. More of her work can be seen at

Thank you for your support and interest. A portion of each sale will be donated to the GBC to further their mission of horticultural, botanical, and conservation education.

This lecture is offered in proud partnership with The Greenwich Historical Society.

Above photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Join Jennifer Yates for a talk about Bunny Mellon and her life as a landscape designer. She will focus on her emergence as an important landscape designer, beginning with her childhood exposure to the Olmstead brothers, her redesign of the White House Rose Garden, her establishment of the Oak Spring Foundation and, finally, her legacy with regard to the importance of ecology and design.

Jennifer Yates has an artistic, architectural and landscape background, receiving her degrees at the Rhode Island School of Design and attending classes at the New York Botanical Garden. She currently practices landscape design for local companies as well as through Jennifer Yates Landscapes and has won several awards for her work.  

Tuesday, September 26th

6 PM

Greenwich Botanical Center Main Gallery

$15 GBC or GHS Member | $20 Non Member

Learn how to successfully return houseplants from their outdoor summer break back indoors for the winter. We will be discussing how to transition them from an outdoor environment to an indoor space, look at disease and insect identification, and optimal care throughout the fall and winter months. 

Thursday September 28, 2023

6 PM

GBC Horticulture Building

The Dazzling Dahlia Show is open to the public on Sunday, October 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., sale of flowers starts at 3:00 p.m. The event is open to exhibitors and novices on Saturday September 30th from 7:00a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by judging.

Dahlia Lovers Preview Party - Saturday, September 30 | 5-7pm
Enjoy wine & cheese and a sneak peek of the blooms! Click here to register!

Exhibitors & GBC Members - $30
Non Members - $50

The Dazzling Dahlia Show is free admission with a suggested donation to support the Dahlia Society and the Greenwich Botanical Center's ability to host this beloved annual event.

Come join Elior Coleman of Call Me Marigold to learn the art of wreath making by constructing your own dried flower wreath for indoor or outdoor decoration- a beautiful fall season celebration. Light bites and drinks included.

Wednesday October 11th

6 PM

$75 GBC Members

$85 Non Members


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130 Bible Street, P.O. Box 1600
Cos Cob, Connecticut 06807
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Saturday : Closed
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