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.

Opening reception: Friday, May 3 | 4:30-7:30PM
The opening reception will feature an exclusive viewing of a new collection: Florida Flowers in Watercolor.

Marcel is a self-taught artist from Provence. He is inspired by beautiful landscapes world-wide and vibrant colors that make his work decorative and easy to live with. In addition, he has numerous still-lifes in his collection. Marcel has also lived in Algeria and Switzerland. He currently resides in Stamford with his wife, Vivian. Over the years since moving to the States in 1980 with his wife and small son, Marcel has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in: Sono, Norwalk, CT; Stamford, CT; Marblehead, MA; Waveny House, New Canaan, CT; Port Chester, NY; as well as abroad in France and Switzerland.

Marcel describes his work, “What I express is not what you will feel. Each person approaches art on his own. It doesn’t matter at all what the viewer sees, and the artist may not be conscious of what he’s doing. The viewer will see what he thinks he sees.” Marcel sees himself as an expressionist rather than an impressionist.

Marcel had a stroke in 2013 and has difficulty speaking. Thankfully his art remains a wonderful outlet for him to be able to express himself. He also has many canvases in his collection available for purchase.

Help the GBC get their vegetable garden going for the summer by getting your hands dirty! We will be learning and planting in the vegetable garden. All ages welcome and a care giver must attend.

Friday, May 17th, 2024

4 PM

GBC Horticulture Bldg

Free for GBC Family Members | $15 for Non Members

Did you plant garlic and shallots last fall? Come and learn how to manage them in your spring vegetable bed. What to do when they emerge, fertilizing and watering for a successful late summer harvest.

Monday, May 20th, 2024

10 AM

GBC Horticulture Bldg

$10 GBC Members | $15 Non Members

With over 30 years of gardening experience in Greenwich, Char Barnes is a passionate gardener who finds plants, nature, and design endlessly fascinating. As a Connecticut Master Gardener, Char has dedicated herself to sustainable gardening and creating pollinator-friendly gardens. Through her garden design company, Earthly Delights, LLC, Char is committed to sharing her knowledge and expertise to make gardening a more enjoyable and less intimidating experience for others. Char is deeply committed to the beauty of nature and is enthusiastic about helping people connect with the joys of gardening.

In this two-part series, you will learn how to create stunning container gardens to enhance any space! Perfect for patio owners, garden enthusiasts, and those looking to elevate their outdoor areas, this course explores the art and science of crafting beautiful container gardens that evolve and thrive throughout the seasons.

The second session is hands-on, where you'll learn to prepare plants that will thrive all summer long. Explore the world of warm and cool-season plants, and discover long-term strategies using perennials and shrubs. Gain insights and techniques to transform a static planting design into a dynamic display that will delight both people and pollinators.

Join us and unlock the secrets to creating breathtaking container gardens that will enhance your outdoor space!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

5:30 - 7:30 PM

GBC Horticulture Building

$15 GBC Members | $30 Non Members

What Springtime Fairytale Dreams Are Made Of! Join Us In Support Of GBC!

Group 1: 2-3:30PM
Group 2: 3:30-5PM

Frolic In The Forest is GBC's springtime family fundraiser with crafts, games, refreshments and a Fairy House Walk through the woods. This year's walk will feature BRAND NEW fairy houses and exciting discoveries just waiting for you in the forest! Tap into the wild spirits of the forest...natural and magical spirits are all around us!

$35/GBC Member (ages 3-64) | $45/Non Member (ages 3-64)
Free/Ages 2 and under & Over 65

Greenwich Botanical Center, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807

Join us for a day trip to East Hampton, Long Island where we will visit Marsh House and Long House Reserve.

Marshouse (pronounced Marsh House) is the home of Edwina von Gal, the principal of Edwina von Gal + Co, a landscape architecture firm focused on natural and sustainable designs. Edwina founded the Perfect Earth Project in 2013  to promote nature-based, toxic-free land care for the health of people, their pets, and the planet. Marshouse, sitting on Accobonac Harbor, is Edwina's place to experiment with ideas and approaches to living in beauty and ecological harmony with nature.

LongHouse Reserve is a 16-acre integrated environment in East Hampton, New York, created by artist, collector and world-renowned textile designer and weaver Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020), serving the community with vast open space, programs in art, nature, and wellness, and providing a sanctuary for Long Island and beyond.

Wednesday, June 26th Trip Schedule

7 AM Depart Greenwich Botanical Center; 10-11:15 am Tour of Marshouse with Edwina von Gal; 11:30 - 1 pm Tour of Longhouse Reserve Gardens & Lunch; 1 pm return to GBC.

Space is Limited | Please Register Early | Registration will close June 20th

$175 GBC Members | $225 Non Members

Prepare for summer in your vegetable garden. Weeds, watering, and disease issues can all arise in the heat of the summer. Get tips and information on how to care for you crops as we move through the hottest time of the season.

This workshop is part of our Vegetable Gardening series in partnership with Greenwich Community Gardens and led by GBC Horticultural Education Director, Tiana Santasiere.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

10 AM

GBC Horticulture Building

Create a seed ball by mixing compost and flower seeds and throw them into a bare garden bed space in your yard and watch the magic happen! All ages welcome and care givers must attend the entire program.

Friday, June 14th, 2024

4 PM

GBC Horticulture Building


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