2018-2019 Education Programs
November 5, 2018
Speaker: Sarah Partyka, owner of The Farmer's Daughter in Rhode Island.
Topic: Holiday-Themed Arrangements
Sarah Partyka, owner of The Farmer's Daughter, a beautiful and creative garden center in Rhode Island, will be demonstrating holiday-themed arrangements. Her designs are unique and should not be missed.
There will be a raffle for a kokodama, a hypertufa trough, centerpieces and various urns.
February 4, 2019
Speaker: Donna Christensen, Christensen Landscapes
Topic: Trees in the Garden
Donna Christensen is a landscape designer who holds a certificate in landscape design from the New York Botanical Gardens. She will talk about how specimen trees can make a huge impact in your landscape design.
This program is a spectacular opportunity to educate yourself with new landscape designs.
April 1, 2019
Speaker: Stephen Byrns, President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy
Topic: Untermyer Gardens Restoration
In 2011, Stephen Byrns, a New York City architect and horticultural enthusiast, formed the nonprofit Untermyer Gardens Conservancy to bring Untermyer Gardens back to life. In its heyday, Untermyer has been heralded as "America's Most Spectacular Garden".
June 3, 2019
Tour Enders Island, an 11 acre island off the cost of Mystic near the town of Stonington. The island is located in the Fisher's Island Sound at the base of the Mystic River and is connected to neighboring Mason's Island by a causeway. Peaceful and serene, the gardens are lovely to explore.
A buffet luncheon will be available.
Please sign up early. This trip is limited to 40 members.