Calendar of Events

  • Garden Club of Madison meetings take place on the second Tuesday of most months. 
  • All meetings are held at First Congregational Church Hall, Meetinghouse Lane, Madison, CT, unless otherwise noted.
  • At the monthly meetings, GCM members are educated in gardening, horticulture, floral design, landscape design, and environmental issues.

 

Due to this transitional period related to Covid-19, general Club meetings and some programs are suspended until further notice. As always, we will be looking for new ways to meet, socialize, learn, and help our community.

In anticipation of resuming our regular general meetings, a few speakers have been engaged for later in the year. We will continue to reach out to members with updates and details via email and this website.



 

September/October 2020

Daffodil Day at Bauer Park: 245 Copse Rd., Madison, CT

Our "Daffodils Over Madison" campaign is a civic beautification project that plants daffodils on select public properties throughout town. Across from the Bauer Park farmhouse, our club will weed the area and plant bulbs on the entire slope of “Daffodil Hill.” Please join us! Date and time to be announced. 

 

October 13, 2020

General Meeting: Time & Location TBD

Guest Speaker: Christine Darnell, “New Trends in Gardening”

Christine is owner and principal designer of Christine Darnell Gardens, a boutique landscape design/management company founded in 2011. She combines 25 years of artistic training and plant expertise with a deep appreciation for local history, materials, and traditional New England building techniques. Christine holds degrees in landscape design from Columbia University, in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, and became a Master Gardener in 2003. She is a distinguished professor teaching landscape design and herbaceous plants in the Horticulture program at NVCC. 

 

January 12, 2021

General Meeting: Time & Location TBD

Guest Speaker: Jane Milbocker, “The Garden Tourist”

Jane is an experienced garden designer. The Garden Tourist is her comprehensive guide to 120 destination gardens and nurseries in the Northeast.

 

March 9, 2021

General Meeting: Time & Location TBD

Guest Speaker: Barbara Paul Robinson, “Transforming Landscapes”

Barbara is the owner of Brush Hill Gardens in Litchfield County and previously worked as an apprentice to the legendary British gardener Rosemary Verey. Barbara has just published Heroes of Horticulture: Americans Who Transformed the Landscape. Some of our members will have toured her extensive gardens during the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program.

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