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KENT — Karen Bussolini will discuss an Eco-Friendly Garden Coach Problem-Solving Brainstorm to share practical advice and photographs at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Blvd.

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BETHEL — Byrd’s Books will host Kate Pratt of the Audobon Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the store, 178 Greenwood Ave.

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WOODBURY — Members of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will present the PBS Nova film “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at The Studio at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, 596 Flanders Rd.

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ANSONIA — Registration for the Ansonia Nature Center’s Junior Rangers Program will open Thursday, March 14.

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SOUTHBURY — Dr. Richard Benfield, professor of geography at Central Connecticut State University, will share his experiences exploring weird and unusual gardens throughout the world at the next meeting of the Southbury Garden Club, 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Southbury Public Library.

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WOODBURY — Tovah Martin, an avid gardener indoors and out, will present a lecture on “The Garden in Every Sense and Season” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, for members and guests of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club.

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Mad Gardeners Symposium is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Turnpike.

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ANSONIA — The Ansonia Nature Center will host a winter wreath making event at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1, at the center, 10 Deerfield Rd.

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Arts Escape is accepting registration for a one-day Holiday Topiary workshop with floral designer Jan Peterson at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, in the gallery at 88 Main St. South. The workshop will be repeated at 6 p.m. Those attending will learn to create a decorated evergreen topiary usi…

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NEWTOWN — The Garden Club of Newtown will hold its annual fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1, in the Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St.

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Boy Scout Troop 5 of Middlebury organized, donated and planted more 800 daffodil bulbs on Sunday, November 4, in Middlebury and Southbury. The bulbs were purchased and donated to the troop by local citizens, families and friends of the troop. The scouts and volunteer parents donated their ti…

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Nonnewaug High School students in Eric Birkenberger’s floraculture classes prepped handmade bouquets to give away throughout the community to spread kindness as part of the national Petal it Forward event Friday, October 19.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Garden Club will present a Holiday Decorations From Nature’s Bounty program with Carol King Platt from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, November 2, at the Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Rd.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Garden Club has announced the 2018 winners of their annual awards of excellence to local businesses and corporations who have exhibited exceptional planting and landscaping. The winners have designed and maintained gardens and landscaping that greatly enhances the o…

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NEWTOWN — The Garden Club of Newtown will feature a program called The Good, the Bad, and the Natural at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, in the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St.

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WOODBURY — The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will present a program featuring noted floral designer Trish Manfredi at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 1, at the Country Club of Waterbury, 1 Oronoke Rd.

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BETHLEHEM — George McCleary will present Putting Your Garden to Bed This Fall: How to Prepare for Next Spring at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, in the Leever Room of the Bethlehem Library, 32 Main St. South.

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AREA — The deadline to apply for the 2019 UConn Extension Master Gardener Program is Tuesday, October 9.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Garden Club will present a program on English Gardens, by landscape designer Amy Sampson at 1 p.m. Friday, October 5 at the Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Rd.

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ANSONIA — The Ansonia Nature Center will host a bittersweet wreaths program at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 13 at 10 Deerfield Rd.

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WOODBURY — Marie Hayes of Gardens Unlimited will present a lecture and informational session on Victorian Gardening at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 9 at the Woodbury Senior Center.

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will host a free tree identification walk with White Memorial Forest Superintendent Lukas Hyder at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 6 starting at the museum parking lot, 80 Whitehall Rd.

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The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club Civic Outreach Program has adorned various sites in Woodbury with colorful plantings. Volunteers have worked throughout the summer to maintain their beauty. The club’s efforts can be seen at the Woodbury Fire Department (at right), the Shove Building, the Woo…

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For the second year, New Morning Market donated vegetable seedlings to the Victory Garden in Newtown. In 2017, the garden harvested nearly 3,500 pounds of fresh produce for donation to Newtown food pantries. Gail Friedman (left, in photo at left) and Arline Shanley, volunteers from the Victo…

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NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20, at St. Michael’s Church Hall, 210 Church St.

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WASHINGTON — The Steep Rock Association will host Alexis Barbalinardo, manager of Back 40 Farm in Washington, who will talk about gardening like a farmer at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 14 at the Judea Garden in New Preston’s Macricostas Preserve, 124 Christian St.

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NEWTOWN — The Horticulture Club of Newtown will host a volunteer from the state Department of Environmental Protection at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 13 at the Meeting House, 31 Main St.

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BETHLEHEM — The Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden will host a presentation on monarch butterflies and butterfly tagging by horticulturist George McCleary from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 15 ,at 9 Main St. North.

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ANSONIA — After receiving land donations, Ansonia recently participated in the Valley United Way’s “Grow Your Own” neighborhood garden program to combat the town’s food insecurity.

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WASHINGTON — Judea Garden will host its annual Open Garden from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 25, at Macricostas Preserve, 124 Christian St., New Preston. Those attending will explore the garden, have refreshments, learn about gardening from the garden’s summer interns and celebrate those who…

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BETHLEHEM — George and Carol McCleary, site horticulturists, will lead an herbal wreath workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 19 at the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden, 9 Main St. North. The workshop will demonstrate tips and techniques for growing, collecting and drying flowers and …

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A Garden Party and Tour to benefit the Southbury Land Trust is set for 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 11, at Pine Meadow Gardens, the 22-acre estate of landscape designer Wesley Rouse and Dr. Robert McWilliam. Guests will enjoy a self-guided garden and house tour, a silent auction, wine and ho…

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WOODBURY — Volunteers are needed to help restore the Gertrude Jekyll Garden surrounding the Glebe House.

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The vegetable garden at the Prince of Peace Parish office in Woodbury is flourishing again this season thanks to the efforts of community-minded volunteers and perhaps a little divine intervention. The plants grew remarkably well without being disturbed by hungry critters last season and to …

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WOODBURY — The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club has announced that the renovated garden surrounding the Leroy Anderson Memorial Bandstand on Woodbury’s North Green will be named the Eleanor Anderson Memorial Garden in honor of Mrs. Anderson, the widow of composer Leroy Anderson.

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A Spring Plant Sale is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the barn at Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd. in Washington. Early admission for Hollister House Garden members will begin at 9 a.m. Those attending will have the opportunity to see the garden and get some e…

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury FFA will have its annual spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Nonnewaug High School, 5 Minortown Rd.

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The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the Gallery at the Woodbury Library, 269 Main St. South. Guests are welcome to attend at 11 a.m. to hear speaker Mary Wilson, a founding member of Protect Our Pollinators, a grass roots organization advocating for polli…

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Garden Club will present a program by Jenna Messier outlining Easy Steps to Organic Gardening at 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Southbury Public Library.

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WOODBURY — The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will host a Mother’s Day Planting Workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Woodbury Public Library.

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SOUTHBURY — The staff of the Audubon Center at Bent of the River has arranged an educational display this month in the Southbury Public Library’s Brinker Fireplace Room glass display case.

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NEWTOWN — Holly Kocet and Mary Wilson will present We Need Our Pollinators during the Garden Club of Newtown’s program at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main St.

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WASHINGTON — Organic lawn care expert Chip Osborne will present a Barn Talk entitled The Living Lawn: Simple Steps to Organic Lawn Care, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd.