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‘Opportuni-Tea’ at the Potting Shed June 6

How wonderful to celebrate spring into summer, our achievements throughout the year and to have a chance to hear about what’s on the horizon for the Rowayton Gardeners from Fall 2024 to Spring 2025.

All are invited: new members, prospective members, longtime members, and everyone in between!

We’ll be serving up ‘Secret Garden Tea,’ some light bites, and an ‘Opportuni-Tea’ to meet, mingle and hear from RG club officers, board members, committee chairs and Master Gardeners. Come share new ideas and learn about upcoming programs, events and Garden Club initiatives.

Date and Tea-time: Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 4-6pm

Location: Potting Shed at the Rowayton Community Center   

Please RSVP by Friday, May 31 – Amy Tyson (ajtyson@me.com)

Spring Market 2024 Recap

To All of the Rowayton Gardeners,

Wow, now THAT was fun! Congratulations to everyone that participated in this year’s Spring Market & Plant Sale. Saturday’s event was a smashing success!

A special thank you goes to the Committee heads and all of the Volunteers that made it possible.

Here are the highlights:

* We were blessed with gorgeous weather.

* We had customers waiting at the gate thirty minutes before we opened the Market.

* We had over 500 plants from friends and member’s gardens.

* All of the Bouquets To Go (new this year) sold out in the first hour and the Dahlias (new this year) were gone in an hour and a half.

* The food offerings at The Cafe were as visually exquisite as they were delicious, so everything sold very well.

Second Hand Rose surrounded The Cafe and incorporated many beautiful items along with our plants and hanging baskets.

* The Veggies & Herbs area was busy with customers all day.

* The Information Allée (new this year) hosted our RG membership table with the Who We Are, What We Do & Community Map posters as well as Davey Tree.

* Davey Tree handed out 200 free trees (new this year).

* The Hold area and Cashiers kept the crowds moving smoothly through the shop and purchase process.

* The Electric Lawn Mower & Equipment display (new this year) was located in the southwest corner of the market area and appeared to have many visitors.

Financially, we did very well, more to follow on that.

In closing, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for making The Spring Market & Plant Sale the fun, community building and successful event that it was!

Donna Sylvestri, Sarah Boles and Debbie Parnon (seen in photo below left to right)

 

 

 

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Field Trip – New York Botanical Gardens: “Wonderland Curious Nature”

Be part of a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s unbelievable. It’s unfamiliar. It’s the New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG) like never before! Head down the rabbit hole as “Wonderland Curious Nature” transforms 250 acres through the classic story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

An exhibition specialist will guide our group on a two-hour private tour through mind-bending horticultural displays, unusual and outsized art installations plus all the wonderfully weird beauty of Alice’s world of imagination, made real with thousands of technicolor flowers.

After our magical, memorable experience across the grounds and through the buildings at NYBG, our sensory adventure will continue with culinary enchantment at the Hudson Garden Grill. We’ll immerse ourselves in a three-course luncheon from the restaurant’s creatively curated Spring/Summer menu.

Registration:                                 

Cost is $100/pp, all inclusive

Space for this trip is limited to 24 attendees (members only)        

Date and Time:  Thursday, May 30, 2024.

We will meet at the RCC Lower Lot to organize carpools at 8:00 am.

Tour: 10am-noon

Lunch: 12:30pm at the Hudson Garden Grill

Return: Arrival back to RCC around 3:30pm

Click HERE to register online.

Questions or need further info? Contact: Amy Tyson (ajtyson@me.com)

Spring 2024 After-School Nature Program Series

The Rowayton Gardeners are happy to announce that the children’s after-school nature program is back in action this spring! Join us at the Potting Shed to explore nature’s wonders right outside our shed. Guided by instructors, children will learn about the interdependence between people, animals and plants. Our spring series will focus on the wonder of seeds and soil, trees, flowers and the food they produce.

The four sessions will be offered as a package available to children ages 7-10 on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:15 pm on May 1, May 15, May 22 and May 29. The fee of $140.00 will cover the cost of four programs, class materials and a snack. Scholarships available.

We can only accommodate 15 children, so please register as soon as possible. Register and pay online. There are no refunds for classes missed by the students. Should a class be cancelled by the Rowayton Gardeners, there will be a make-up class or refund offered. Sign up here!

Questions or need further info? Contact: Elizabeth Harleman (eharleman@gmail.com)

April Meeting Program Recap

Over 45 people braved the weather to attend the RG April Program at the Rowayton Community Center by Kim Eierman called “Gardening Strategies for the Climate Crisis.” She offered great tips on plant selection and planting for pollinators to improve the environment around you, by starting in your own yard and garden.

Kim Eierman is a noted ecological landscape designer and environmental horticulturist. She is the founder of EcoBenefical, LLC, author of two books and a member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance and Garden Communicators International. Here she is (at left) pictured with Program Committee Member Judy Heilmann (right).

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