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McKinley Triangle Revamp

http://charlotteskitchendiary.com/category/ballymaloe/page/3/ Work was done recently to preserve the plantings (and a precious nest) at the McKinley Street Triangle while the path through the area was widened and brought up to code. Thanks to great communication and collaboration, the Triangle is looking better than ever. Have a look at some photos of …

Carve-A-Thon 2016 Photos

More than 100 young and creative pumpkin carvers took part in our 2016 Carve-A-Thon event.  Thanks to volunteers and parents – and in spite of the less than perfect weather, the two days of carving and the Pumpkin Stroll that followed were clearly a big success.  Take a look at …

Gardeners Marched!

The Rowayton Memorial Day Parade had the good sense to occur on sunny Sunday, May 29th, and the crowds were treated to their first look at the Gardeners’ shiny new friend – Tory & Sam Woodruff’s red tractor.  Our cart of plants, signs and marchers all promoted environmentally sound and …

Flower Show Photos

The 2016 Flower Show was a success due to hard work and participation by many of our members. Saturday and Sunday afternoons, March 12th and 13th, the Pinkney House was transformed into a springtime burst of blooms and creativity. Have a look at some of the photos…

Bayley Beach Weedfest

A hearty group of Gardeners heeded the call of Bayley Beach Chair Lilly Langotsky and descended upon the berms at Bayley to “coax” their vegetation back into order. In just over an hour the area was spiffed up and all the weeds and cuttings were spirited out of sight by …

Christmas Market 2013 Success

This year’s Christmas Market, held at the Rowayton Community Center on December 7th, was a great success. Proceeds will be used to fund upcoming community projects that improve and beautify our public spaces.  An added benefit of the Market is the creativity, team work and camaraderie it inspired among Club …

Shell Wreath Workshop

In early November, the Gardeners convened in the Underground at the Library to create 12 wonderful shell wreaths to be offered for sale at the Christmas Market on December 7th.  Signed by their creators, these one-of-a kind works of art are made from shells and other materials taken from beaches …

Community Cleanup

Fall is the season when many groups come together to rake and prune and generally “spruce up” our shared spaces.  Enjoy these shots of cleanups that took place under Rowayton Gardeners’ supervision with volunteers from “Build On” and other teens and children on the grounds of the Rowayton School in …

Potting Shed

Just in time for “Farrell Day” that was celebrated throughout Rowayton in September, the Rowayton Gardeners spearheaded an effort to clean out the old potting shed and greenhouse behind Rowayton Library & Community Center.  The transformation of these spaces was nothing short of spectacular and amazing, but even more importantly, …

Holiday Centerpiece Class

On Thursday, November 7th,, The Rowayton Gardeners’ holiday centerpiece arranging class took place in the Moose Room at the Rowayton Community Center. The class were taught by Dail DuHaime, head floral designer for Nielsen’s Florist in Darien, CT. Two of the centerpieces created that evening will be offered for sale …

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…

Pinkney Park Greening

 In 2013, Rowayton Gardeners helped to select a new chemical-free landscape company (Country Green, LLC) to transition the lawn care plan at Pinkney Park to a pesticide-free program.  The Club has partnered in an advisory role with the 6th Taxing District Commissioners to make this town park a true showcase …

Wetlands Restoration

Rowayton Gardeners have committed to help finance wetland restoration at the corner of Roton and McKinley avenues over the course of the next five years.  The Club is working in collaboration with the City of Norwalk and their Conservation Department as we oversee the work of All Habitat, LLC.  All …