Volunteer Invitational Show (New Works Each Week)
February 8 - March 1, 2024
Get a jump on spring with seed starting! This is the second workshop in our vegetable garden series where you can learn how to start seeds at home. This hands on workshop will review planting schedules, planning and germination techniques for success. This is part 2 of our vegetable gardening series presented in proud partnership with Greenwich Community Gardens. You do not need to register for the whole series. You may register for individual classes in the series.
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | 10 AM
$15 GBC Members or GCG Gardeners | $30 Non Members
GBC Horticulture Building
Join Ray Dubois, experienced Fairfield County beekeeper, for this excellent introduction to the secrets of successful beekeeping in this immersive two-hour course designed for beginners and nature enthusiasts. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of bees, exploring the foundations of beekeeping, seasonal insights into the bees, hive survival techniques, and sage advice, that will kickstart your beekeeping adventure.
Ray Dubois, an excellent teacher of bees and beekeeping, manages over 50 hives in Fairfield County, counseling and consulting with other private beekeepers. Don't miss out—reserve your spot now for an enriching experience!
Saturday, March 2, 2024 | 3 - 5 PM
$50 GBC Members | $80 Non Members
GBC Main Building
Looking for the perfect green match for your home? No matter what your home environment offers, we’ve got you covered with recommendations for plants that will become copacetic roommates. If your home features sunny windows or shady sills; if your home is Sahara dry or comfortably spa-like—this lecture will leave you filled with hope, and an adoption list. Plus, the suggested plants do so much more than just sit around being green. The goal is to find botanical companions that will make your life ultra-beautiful. Dense with design ideas for wannabee indoor gardeners of all tastes. Crammed with firsthand wisdom for care and cultivation of all the suggested companions, this lecture covers all the bases. Want to adopt a houseplant? Tovah, a houseplant guru, will offer options that will fit your lifestyle with flair.
6 PM | Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Free GBC Member | $15/Non Member
Zoom link will be sent with registration confirmation
Come join Darrin Wigglesworth and Joseph Kay of the Town of Greenwich Parks Department for a thorough introduction to the why's and how's of tree pruning. Darrin and Joe will go over all the basic methods, tools and safety and then demonstrate technique around the Pinetum.
This workshop is proudly co-hosted with The Greenwich Tree Conservancy.
Wednesday March 6, 2024 | 10 AM
Free for GBC Members | $20 Suggested Donation for Non Members
Greenwich Botanical Center Horticulture Building
Join horticulturalist and garden designer Emily Hammond for the dirt on native perennials. In this workshop style class, explore a variety of gorgeous garden plants that offer both style and function with a range of ecological benefits. Learn the important elements of site analysis to identify plants that will thrive in certain conditions and design tips to integrate them flawlessly into your garden. There will be a lecture portion and a hands-on design workshop. You will walk away with an actionable plan to improve your garden, and the environment, with native plants.
Emily Hammond is a garden designer, horticulturalist, and ardent environmentalist. Emily received a certification in Horticulture from the New York Botanical Gardens, focused on Sustainable Garden Design. She owns and operates Fairfield County based Amsonia Design, LLC. As a designer, she paints with a palette of native and beloved ornamental plants to create alluring outdoor spaces that delight the senses.
As an environmentalist, she implements practices that benefit local ecology and maximizes the use of on-site resources. With a depth of knowledge in soil health and native plants, gardens by Amsonia Design hum with life, supporting a diverse number of pollinator species and contributes to the health of local ecosystems.
Thursday, March 7 | 6PM
Free/GBC Member | $20/Non Member
Sow in the Snow! Milk Jug Winter Seed Sowing for kids and families.
Learn how to sow summer flowers now, by recycling your empty containers to use a mini greenhouse outdoors. Bring a 1 gallon water or milk jug (white or cloudy, no clear jugs please) with handle to create a mini winter greenhouse for seeds. Seeds, soil and instruction will be provided.
Free/GBC Member | $15/Non Member
Please bring in a white or cloudy gallon as below:
No clear gallons, please!
Join us for a fabulous day trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show 2024: United by Flowers. The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event and fundraiser featuring stunning displays by the world’s premier floral, garden, and landscape designers. Enjoy the immersive floral exhibits, world-class plant competitions, family-friendly activities, educational offerings, and shopping.
Show entry, transportation and brasserie lunch are included. The itinerary will be: 9:30 AM Depart GBC; 12 PM lunch at Parc Brasserie; 1:30 - 4:30 PM Flower Show; 6:30 PM return GBC. Bring a friend and register early, seats are limited!
Monday, March 4, 2024 | 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
$250 GBC Members | $275 Non Members (incl. show admission, lunch and transportation)
Registration Deadline Thursday 2/29/24
*We do not recommend having evening obligations in Greenwich as we cannot control traffic and thus the exact return time.
Come learn what makes a vegetable garden both beautiful and productive. Florence Boogaerts will walk through a variety of possible designs and approaches using images of gardens from around the world and her vast experience as a garden designer and teacher.
Since 1988, Florence Boogaerts was the landscape designer at Sprainbrook Nursery in Scarsdale, New York, where she designed and supervised the installation of gardens and landscapes. Since 2003, Boogaerts has had her own landscape design business. According to clients, Boogaerts strives to create maintainable and beautiful landscapes. "I like it when clients have something specific in mind. Then, I can give it to them in a tasteful, practical manner," she says. She received her certificate in landscape design from the New York Botanical Garden, where she has lectured since 1994.
This lecture is offered as a part of our Vegetable Gardening series presented in proud partnership with Greenwich Community Gardens.
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Greenwich Botanical Center Main Building
Get your hands dirty preparing your garden for new plants and seeds! Knowing when and how to properly prepare your garden for spring is dependent on many factors. We will discuss timing, tools, soil preparation and planting schedules. This program is part of GBC's vegetable gardening series presented in proud partnership with Greenwich Community Gardens. You do not need to register for the whole series, but may register for individual classes in the series.
$10 GBC Member or GCG Gardener | $20 Non Member
Sunday, March 17 | 3PM
GBC Horticultural Building