Sept & Oct 2017
Event
​​Chrysanthemum Sal
Taking orders all month.  Contact Judy Edwards
 
Sept 5, 2017 
Workshop
Tues 4pm

 

Flower Design Series 
Phelps-Hatheway House,  Suffield, CT 
Sept 9 & 10, 2017
Event
Sat 10am to 5pm
Sun 11am to 4pm

 

Suffield on the Green
We sponsor a booth at this popular town event to promote increased knowledge of our Club. 
Sept 12, 2017
Event
Tues noon – 1pm
 
Plant Swap & Potluck - Phelps-Hatheway Garden Suffield CT
Join us for an afternoon of food, plants, and fun beginning at noon. All types of plants and seeds are welcome especially the unusual or rare. In addition to plants and a chair, please bring a favorite dish to share. Nothing to swap? Come anyway and enjoy lunch in the garden with your Garden Club friends. Feel free to bring a friend!
Sept 26 - 28, 2017
Class
Gardening Study School – Course IV – CT Agricultural Experiment Station  - New Haven, CT
The Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc. (FGCCT) is pleased to offer the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Gardening Study School. The curriculum is divided into a series of four individual courses consisting of 10 hours of instruction each, and is open to any Garden Club member. However, anyone is welcome to attend who wishes to receive information about and develop skills in horticultural and gardening subjects. One course Series is given in CT each year. Details here.
Sept 26 - 28, 2017
Class
Flower Show School - Course II - The Kellogg Environmental Center - Derby, CT
The Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Inc. (FGCCT) is pleased to offer the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) Flower Show School. The curriculum is divided into a series of four individual courses, and is open to any Garden Club member. The NGC provides the educational opportunity through its Flower Show Schools (FSS) Program whereby its members may become Accredited Flower Show Judges or attend sessions merely to enrich their knowledge of horticulture, design, and flower show procedure.  Details here.
Oct 2, 2017
Workshop
Monday 10am

 

Flower Design Series
Second Baptist Church, Suffield, CT 
Oct 2, 2017
Twilight Meeting
Monday 5:30pm
What's Up With Fall?
Margery Winters is the assistant director and instructor at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton and manages their native plant gardens. She is past chairman of the FGC Landscape Design Study program and is a Master Landscape Design Consultant. She will talk to us about how to take care of our plants during the fall season and prepare our gardens for winter. 
Oct 12, 2017
Field Trip
Thursday 10 am
 Blumen Laden Flower Shop and Roaring Brook Nature Center - Collinsville & Canton CT
Meet at Highland Park Market parking lot at 10AM.  Tour Blumen Laden Flower Shop, have lunch in Collinsville followed by  trip to Roaring Brook after 1PM.
Oct 25, 2017
Member Event
Wed 9am

 

The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. – Aqua Turf Country Club – Plantsville, CT
88th Annual Awards Meeting & Luncheon
Nov 5, 2017
Workshop
Sun 6:30pm 

 

Flower Design Series
Second Baptist Church, Suffield, CT 
Nov 6, 2017
Morning Meeting 
Monday 11:30am
Health and Care of Trees and Shrubs
Christopher Lucey of Better Tree and Shrub Care in Canton, is a graduate of Paul Smith College of Forestry. He is an ISA and CT certified Arborist with over 20 years of in the field of Arborculture. Christopher will share his knowledge which we can apply while tending all of our own trees and shrubs this fall and beyond.
Dec 1, 2 & 3, 2017
Event
Holiday Fest - Phelps-Hatheway House
Club members will be creating and installing decorations for the Connecticut Landmarks Home for the Holidays event.

Dec 4, 2017
Morning Meeting
Monday 11:30am
Pentimento Design
Our own Paula Gallo and Tamara Pezzente will create simple holiday designs using local greens and graceful plant materials. Hartford area event designers for over 25 years, these sisters’ signature style combines the best materials from around the world and whenever possible locally harvested greens, vines and berries resulting in a unique and elegant style. 
Feb 5, 2018
Morning Meeting
Monday 11:30am
House Plants That Clear The Air
Jeffrey Eleveld is a certified horticulture therapist and adult education instructor. His presentation on horticulture therapy reveals the connections between people and plants. This connection is the essence of how and why gardening activities are such powerful catalysts for positive human development. 
Remember Posies To Go and Emergency Aid Donations
(click on Food Pantry Items List to see current needs)
Feb 22 – 25, 2018
Event
Thurs - Sun
2018 Connecticut Flower And Garden Show – Connecticut Convention Center – Hartford, CT
Including the NGC Standard Flower Show - "Breath of Spring"
 
Keep checking the show website for new new updates.

Mar 5, 2018
Morning Meeting

Monday 11:45am
Birds of Prey of New England
In 1990 Julie Collier changed careers and followed her heart, giving educational raptor programs dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey. She formed “Wingmasters” with Jim Parks and expanded programs ranging from Native American and Colonial history to Ancient Civilizations. All incorporate, along with live birds of prey, a wide-ranging collection of artifacts. Julie will be bringing four of her raptors to our meeting. 
Mar 20 – 22, 2018
Class
Tues - Thurs
Landscape Design School – Course IV - CT Agricultural Experiment Station  - New Haven, CT
The Landscape Design Study Courses offer a series of four 10-hour courses. The courses cover the history of landscape design as well as instruction from landscape architects in a variety of design techniques used in home and municipal settings. Details here. 
Apr 3, 2018
Twilight Meeting
Monday 5:30pm
Preserving our Main Street Trees
Barbara Yaeger is a professional landscape architect and accredited nursery professional. She has been an advisor and inspiration to the Garden Club's long term project of researching and documenting the type and health of our Main Street trees. She will talk about the ways we can use the completed Tree Survey to apply for grants and continue our efforts to improve the state of our Town trees. 
April
Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Day – Town Garage – Fyler Place Suffield, CT
Suffield residents bring all your household hazardous chemicals and products for safe disposal. 
The Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Day has been cancelled for 2018 and may be held every other year in the future. Check next year's calendar for possible rescheduling in 2019.
Apr 18, 2018
Member Event
Wed
The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. – Aqua Turf Country Club – Plantsville, CT
Annual Meeting
Apr 27, 2018
Event
Fri 2pm
Arbor Day – McAlister Intermediate School Suffield, CT
Since 1965, our Club has presented each fourth-grade student in Suffield with a sapling tree in conjunction with an Arbor Day Program.

May 7, 2018
Morning Meeting

Monday 11:30am
A Year in the Home & Garden With Julie
Julie Harrison is a horticultural expert with years of experience in landscape design. Her talents with plants and design don’t stop at the garden, as she has a passion for interior decorating as well. Julie’s work inside the home blends subtle luxury with botanical in uences to create a natural bridge between the home and garden. She will show us imaginative designs infused with her unique sense of style, both in the home and the garden. 
May 12, 2018
Event
Sat 9am – 3pm
41st Annual May Market – Phelps-Hatheway Barn Suffield CT
This community event features area vendors, SHS Agriscience students, a teacup drawing, and various Garden Club booths to which our members contribute plants, baked goods, and attic treasures. This is a community event our major fundraiser for the year.
June 4, 2018
Member Event
Figaro's Restaurant
Mon 11:30am
Annual Meeting and Member Luncheon - Figaro's Restaurant Enfield, CT
June 27, 2018
Event
Wed 4pm
Garden Party - Phelps-Hatheway Garden Suffield CT

 

Calendar - Sept 2017 through June 2018
Guests are welcome at most meetings for a fee of $5 ($10 in December). 

Suffield Garden Club

For other events see the ​
Connecticut Gardener Calendar