General Meeting – September 2014

Welcome back after summer! Please arrive promptly for this meeting as our annual photograph of members will be the first order of business. Please note that this meeting will take place at the Bayley Beach Pavilion. 10 – 10:30am        Arrival & Group Photo 10:30         …

Seedling Fest 2014 at the Potting Shed

Members, please help us sow some Plant Sale love this month at the Potting Shed from 10-11:30 am on Monday, March 31st.  We will provide all of the materials, just show up and help toss in a seed or two.  We are also looking for seedling caregivers to take home a …

Rowayton Gardeners’ 2014 Spring Market a Success!

The Spring 2014 Market is now history, and a happy history it IS!  Beautiful weather and our new location at the Potting Shed set the backdrop for a fabulous morning with throngs of happy shoppers.  The tag sale tent teemed with bargain hunters and attractively arranged items flew off the …

RCC Garden Cleanup Day – Join Us!

Spring will be here before we know it and the Rowayton Gardeners will be ready!  There is much to do this year to prune and clean up the Rowayton Community Center gardens and both experienced and new gardeners are invited to join in the work on Saturday, April 5th, from …

Please join us for an afternoon of Thankful Craft Fun!

The Rowayton Library, Green Moon and the Rowayton Gardeners are teaming up to bring you two wonderful Thanksgiving workshops at the Potting Shed on Wednesday, November 20th, from 4-5 pm (for ages 2-5) and Thursday, November 21st, from 3:30-4:30 pm (for ages 6-9). What are you thankful for? Using a mix …

Putting RCC & McKinley Triangle Gardens to Bed

This Saturday, November 9th,  is the annual final cleanup day at the Community Center and we’ll be planting at McKinley Triangle. We need many hands to help us! Please invite family and friends who might enjoy working outdoors.  All help will be greatly appreciated. Show up anytime in the morning, …

Thanksgiving Bootcamp on November 15th

Hosting Thanksgiving this year? Need some new ideas to spice up your feast? Or dress up your table? Or some healthy & garden-fresh options that are seasonally appropriate and fabulous to wow your guests?  If so, then come join us at the Potting Shed on Friday, November 15th, from 7 …

Young Gardeners Help RPE at Fodor Farm

Come join the Rowayton Parents Exchange & the Rowayton Gardeners from 10:30 am to noon on Saturday, October 26th, for one of our most popular events! Come play in the dirt – it’s time to get the RPE garden at Fodor Farm ready for the winter. We will plant bulbs, …

RPTA Family Fun Day

The Gardeners will join in the fun on Sunday, October 13th, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm alongside The Rowayton Platform/Tennis Association as they kick off their paddle season with a RPTA Family Fun Day.  Stop by the Potting Shed to see what family activities the Gardeners have planned! There will be hot dogs …

Workshop Wednesdays: Fall Container Gardening 101

On Wednesday, October 23rd (9:30 – 11:30 am), bring your favorite patio pot or window box to the Potting Shed and we will supply the soil and plants for a lovely fall container garden.  Cost:  $35 per person Please register so that we may gather materials for your container.  Email …

Potting Shed – Open Hours

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday during lunch time (11 am – 1 pm) for our Open Hours at the Potting Shed. Bring your bagged lunch & a friend and drop in to ask our knowledgeable gardeners any of your toughest horticultural questions. Take this time to learn more about …

Potting Shed – Soccer Saturdays

This fall, join us each Saturday morning between 9 am-noon for our Soccer Saturdays family garden time. We will offer a wide variety of fun activities from fairy house building, to pumpkin painting, to cold frame planting, to scavenger hunts, to bulb planting. We always have a yummy & seasonally appropriate snack …

Christmas Market

The Rowayton Gardeners’ Annual Christmas Market will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 10 am – 1 pm at the Rowayton Community Center, 33 Highland Avenue. Great bargains for holiday decorating include more than 100 gorgeous, designer-quality, hand-decorated wreaths, mini-boxwood trees, festive table arrangements…

Field Trip to Broken Arrow Nursery – Thursday, May 15th

Since its inception, Broken Arrow Nursery has striven to be one of the premier specialty nurseries of woody plants and perennials in the country.  Plant contacts worldwide allow its owners to acquire and propagate the “latest and greatest” for their gardening friends. As a result of their determined collecting efforts, …

Field Trip to NY Historical Society

Members of the Rowayton Gardeners will travel to NYC for a guided tour of “The Armory Show at 100:  Modern Art and Revolution.” Without question, the most talked about outing for the Rowayton Gardeners is our annual January trip into NYC.  This year we are excited to announce that we …

Field Trip to A Potter’s Garden

We’ll visit Frances Palmer at “A Potter’s Garden” in Wilton, CT.  Lunch will follow at Luca Wine Bar & Italian Seafood in Georgetown.  For a view of her pottery and plantings, please visit the website by clicking here.

Christmas Market 2013 – Bowmaking Workshop

The Christmas Market is one of the Gardeners’ most important fundraisers and an extremely popular community event.  This workshop is open to all members and will take place upstairs at the Community Center.  Participants will learn how to make bows for wreaths  and will create several for the Market.

Christmas Market 2013 – Wreath & Swag Workshop

The Christmas Market is one of the Gardeners’ most important fundraisers and an extremely popular community event.  This workshop is open to all members and will take place in the Moose Room at the Community Center.  Participants will learn how to make decorate wreaths and swags and make several for …

Christmas Market 2013 – Table Arrangement Workshop

The Christmas Market is one of the Gardeners’ most important fundraisers and an extremely popular community event.  This workshop is open to all members and will take place in the Moose Room at the Community Center.  Participants will learn how to make table arrangements and will make several for sale …

Christmas Market 2013 – Bowmaking Workshop

The Christmas Market is one of the Gardeners’ most important fundraisers and an extremely popular community event.  This workshop is open to all members and will take place upstairs at the Community Center.  Participants will learn how to make bows for wreaths  and will create several for the Market.

Christmas Market 2013 – Greens Arranging Class

The Christmas Market is one of the Gardeners’ most important fundraisers and an extremely popular community event.  This workshop is open to all members and will take place in the Moose Room at the Community Center.  Greens arranging will be taught in advance of the Christmas season.

Christmas Market 2013 – Shell Wreath Workshop

The Christmas Market is one of the Gardeners’ most important fundraisers and an extremely popular community event.  This workshop is open to all members and will take place Underground at the Community Center.  More information will come about what will be provided and what you should bring.  At least one …

Board Meeting April 2014

Reports Minutes –  Sarah Graber Treasurer’s Report & Budget Discussion:  Lisa Shanahan Correspondence Report – Carol Giunta  Yearbook Committee- Betsy Bain & Kathy Leeds Committee Descriptions Potting Shed Committee – Erin Combs RCA Grant rental requests Policy Committee Creation:  Betsy Bain Plant Sale Update – Erin Combs Rose Bed Fence …

Board Meeting March 2014 – Rescheduled!

Agenda Reports Minutes – Susanne Miller for Sarah Graber Treasurer’s Report:  Lisa S Correspondence Report – Ellen Bieber for Carol G  Membership Report:  Stella T Potting Shed – Erin C Programming Update Lease Drafting Discussion Electrical Panel Installed Plant Sale Update – Erin C Junior League of Stamford/Norwalk Civic B …

General Meeting April 2014

Meeting Agenda BRIEF General Business Meeting Reports: Minutes – Sarah G Treasurer’s Report: Lisa S. Correspondence Report – Lisa S for Carol G Brief Committee Reports Potting Shed Update – Erin Combs Interim Lease in Progress – Sarah Graber Programming Update Volunteer sign-up Program: Plant Sale Preparation Please, oh, please …

General Meeting March 2014

General Business Meeting 1. Reports Minutes – Sarah G Treasurer’s Report: Lisa S Correspondence Report – Carol G 2. Membership: Stella T New members: Deborah Connelly & Cathy Killefer 3. By-Laws Vote – Betsy B 4. Potting Shed – Erin C / Tory W Programming Update / Sign-Up Sheets Memorandum …

General Meeting February 2014

Agenda coffee & socializing: 9:30 am general meeting 9:45 am: Reports Minutes – Sarah G Treasurer’s Report: Lisa S. Correspondence Report -Lisa S for Carol G By-Laws Committee Presentation – Betsy Bain Potting Shed – Tory Woodruff Programming Document Discussion / Questions Discuss Interim Lease Agreement with District Vote to …

General Meeting January 2014

An agenda of business to be conducted and the topic of our program will be posted prior to the meeting. coffee & socializing: 9:30 am general meeting: 9:45 am program: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

General Meeting November 2013

  9:45 -10:30 General Business Meeting 9:45 Executive Committee Reports 1. Secretary’s Minutes Presented (via email) – Sarah Graber 2. Treasurer’s Rerport – Lisa Shanahan 3. Correspondence Report – Erin Combs for Carol Guinta 9:50 Committee Reports (3-5 min each) 1. Website Presentation – Kathy Leeds 2. Christmas Market – …

General Meeting October 2013

Agenda 9:30 am Arrival / Tea (everyone welcome) 9:45 -10:30 am  General Business Meeting 9:45 am Executive Committee Reports 1. Secretary’s Minutes Presented (via email) – Sarah Graber 2. Correspondence Report – Carol Guinta 3. Treasurer’s Rerport – Frani Taylor for Lisa Shanahan 9:50 am Committee Reports (3-5 min each) …

General Meeting September 2013

Welcome back after summer!  Please arrive promptly for this meeting as our annual photograph of members will be the first order of business.  Please note that this meeting will take place at the Bayley Beach Pavilion. 10:00 – 10:30am Arrival & Group Photo 10:30   Welcome & Introductions of New Members and Guests …

GEC Garden Tour

The Garden Education Center of Greenwich will present Grandiflora: Follow the Blooms on June 6th. This year, the self-guided tour features wonderful Greenwich properties that range from magnificent estates to mid-country gems.  Wander through intimate garden rooms and stroll among a tapestry of flowers and manicured hedges. Admire the texture of tiered fountains and the …

RG Flower Show

Rowayton Gardeners and Rowayton Historical Society join talents in presenting a National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show at Pinkney Park’s Seeley-Dibble Pinkney House on Rowayton Avenue on March 12-13, 2016.  The theme for the show is “Celebrating Historical Rowayton,” set inside the Rowayton Historical Society’s gray shingled house, built between 1790-1820, which sits alongside …

Spring Plant & Tag Sale Setup

Volunteers assemble at the Community Center to make the final arrangement of tables. Hanging baskets, patio pots to be staged for sale (moved out on sale day. Annual and perennial plants will be displayed on tables and carts. All shrubs and plants are to be checked for price tags (if …

Annual Meeting 2013

Our Annual Meeting will take place at Rowayton Community Center. All members are encouraged to attend to hear a summary of our year’s activities, receive an overview of our finances at year-end, and celebrate the difference we have been able to make in our community this year. Notable among new …