Contribution to the New Canaan Land Trust

The New Canaan Garden Club is pleased to announce a financial contribution of $1000 to the New Canaan Land Trust for future stewardship of of the Silvermine Fowler Preserve. Following the purchase, The New Canaan Land Trust will begin additional work on the Fowler property to improve public access in an appropriate way and ensure that the property remain public open space in perpetuity.
According to Garden Club President Jane Gamber, “The Garden Club of America has a commitment to promoting respect for natural resources and responsibility for environmental stewardship. It encourages all member clubs to carry out conservation work locally.” The New Canaan Garden Club has been a member of the Garden Club of America since 1920.
Donations from organizations and individuals for ongoing stewardship of the Silvermine Fowler Preserve can be sent to the New Canaan Land Trust, PO Box 425, New Canaan, CT. 06840.
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From Left: Mike Johnson, New Canaan Land Trust Executive Director; Jane Gamber, New Canaan Garden Club President, Lisa Dunn, New Canaan Garden Club Conservation Co-Chair; Walker Holmes, The Trust for Public Land Acting Connecticut State Director; Art Berry, New Canaan Land Trust President

Living in the Garden

By Susan Bergen
IMG 4764I spend a bit of time every day observing my garden and the natural woods surrounding my home. While I started out focusing on flowers and greenery, I soon realized that plants were only half the story. Gardens are complex living habitats where plants and all manner of creatures form mutual dependencies.
I photograph what I see at ground level - up close and personal, so to speak - then I research each subject to gain a better understanding of how our ecosystems work.
Below is a collection of essays which I have recently published in our club’s newsletter. Click on the link to read.

New Canaan in Bloom a big success!

IMG 2899 BenefitIMG 2928 FrancosIMG 2919 Consider The CookIMG 2896 J CrewThe Town of New Canaan was awash with beautifully creative flower arrangements over the weekend of October 7th – 9th, 2016 to celebrate the fourth New Canaan In Bloom event! Twenty nine stores up and down Elm Street welcomed 52 members of the New Canaan Garden to beautify their store windows,showcase artistic floral design ideas, and to say 'thank you' to our wonderful community. 

The New Canaan In Bloom weekend festivities were kicked off with a Friday evening Preview Party at the lovely home of Tracy and Joe Merrill where 18 silent auction items were sold to help raise abundant funds for our newest endeavor, restoration of the parterre gardens at Waveny House, in partnership with the Waveny Park Conservancy.

Thank you to our vital membership for their contributions of time, talent and treasure, to our newest members and provisionals who spearheaded New Canaan In Bloom this year and to the participating stores that opened their windows to our creative designs: Benefit, Brad & Vandy Reh Fine Jewelers, Consider the Cook, Country Designs, Design Solutions, Dorothy Mann, Ella & Henry's, Elm Street Books, Family Britches, Found, Francos Wine Merchants, Gingerbitz, Hamptonite NY, J. Crew, Jade Activelifestyle, Lyn Evans, Manfredi Jewels, More 'n' More, New Canaan Olive Oil, Pennyweights, Pimlico, Sara Campbell, Scout & Molly's, Shoes 'n' More, Soleil Toile, Togs, Vineyard Vines, Walin & Wolff, and The Whitney Shop.

New Brochure for Irwin Park

FullSizeRenderS. Bergen IPThe revised 2016 Irwin Park brochure is a work in progress. This is the latest update. Hope you will visit soon and often and bring family, friends and your cameras. Fall is a particularly beautiful time of the year.