The public is always welcome to attend our presentations unless noted as a Members Only event. Meetings and presentations typically take place at the Enfield Annex, 124 North Maple Street, Enfield, CT at 6:30pm- just follow the signs in the building to find where we're meeting!

2024 Calendar
March 27 ᐧ Welcome New & Returning Members! 
It's time to get reacquainted. We'll talk about our greenhouse, programming, activities, and upcoming annual plant sale. At every meeting, enjoy refreshments organized by the Hospitality committee and participate in our raffle of garden themed delights organized by the Ways and Means committee. 

April 5 ᐧ MEMBERS ONLY ᐧ Festival of Flowers Group Tour at Springfield Museums 

April 24 ᐧ Flower Arranging
Tony Scussel Jr. from The Growth Company will give tips for flower arranging while creating a floral piece. The arrangement will be raffled off at the end of the evening.

May 4 ᐧ Annual Plant Sale
8 AM to 12 PM, Enfield Senior Center, Rain or Shine, Cash Only 
Plants for our greenhouse, members' gardens, and area growers will be for sale. Don't miss it! 

May 11 ᐧ Mt. Carmel Craft and Vendor Fair
10 AM - 3 PM, 93 Park Ave, Enfield
Plants from our gardens and from area growers will be for sale at our booth. 

May 22 ᐧ Hydroponics Farming
Christine Helen of Levi International will discuss farming without soil. Please bring a mason jar to the meeting.

June 23 ᐧ MEMBERS ONLY ᐧ Sunday Garden Open House
2-4 PM, Member drop-in at Jorene's garden for a social gathering.

June 26 ᐧ Chipmunks and Squirrels in our Gardens
Master Wildlife Conservationist, Ginny Apple, of the State of CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection will have a slide presentation. (Room D218 in the Enfield Annex)

July 10 ᐧ MEMBERS ONLY ᐧ Hypertufa Workshop
Learn how to make a hypertufa pot with Fusa at her home. 

July 24 ᐧ Enfield Garden Club Pocket Gardens Tour
Join us as we travel the town to view the six gardens that club members maintain. Arrive at the Annex by 6:15 to carpool. 

August 28 ᐧ Enfield Public Library, Around the World in 80 Gardens
Dr.  Richard Benfield (Emeritus Professor of Geography at Central Connecticut State University) will be presenting the program which is co-sponsored by the Enfield Public Library.

September 25 ᐧ Preparing Our Gardens for Winter
Susan Pelton, Master Gardener, will discuss getting our gardens ready, cutting back, perennial care, and winter projects.

October 23 ᐧ Native Plants and How to Plant for Wildlife
Jess McCue, owner of Green Machine will present. 

December 4 ᐧ MEMBERS ONLY ᐧ Holiday Gathering & Installation of New Officers
A fun time to include food, Yankee Swap, and more! 

2023 Calendar
March 22 Presentation, Steve Stanley of Flower Power Farm

April 4, Members-only Spring Floral Workshop

April 20, Members-only Tour of Springfield Florist

April 26 Presentation, Christine Froelich: How to Garden in Impossible Places

May 6, Garden Club Plant Sale

May 13, Mt. Carmel Craft and Vendor Fair

May 21, Members-only Bluebird Walk at Windsor Locks Canal

May 24 Presentation, Enfield Conservation Commission

June 24, Connecticut Historic Gardens Day

June 28 Presentation, Creating a Garden for All Seasons with Jacqueline Clark

July 26 Presentation, Growing, Harvesting, and Culinary & Medicinal Uses of Herbs with Katherine Mashiak

August 23 Presentation, Richard Cowels from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

September 9, Members-only tour of the Symes Family Farm

September 27 Presentation, The Care and Planting of Tulip Bulbs with Clayton Chef Beckett of Beckett Farm

October 26 Presentation, All About Composting with Deanna Fontaine-Motyl of the UCONN Master Composter Program

November 28, Members-only Holiday Greens Workshop

December 6, Members-only Holiday Party

2022 Calendar
March 23rd, Meeting
First Meeting of the Season! We discussed our programming for the year in our new greenhouse classroom space.

April 27th, Meeting (Community Room D218)
Mitch Rand, Ball Horticultural, will talk about how Burpee Seeds, Wave Petunias and Knock Out Roses are just a few of the many brands that are part of Ball Horticultural. Mitch will tell us about the new plants being introduced and give us a glimpse of what we will see in garden centers this year. 

May 7th, Annual Plant Sale at the Enfield Senior Center

May 25th, Meeting
Catie Resor of the Connecticut Audubon Society will present What's Going On With Birds? Landscaping for Birds. Our birds face a variety of challenges. Learn about some of the stressors they face, their needs, and how the landscaping choices we make affect bird populations.

June 11th, Garden Tour
Gardens by the Sea, Stonington, CT Visit this quaint little town on the water with old captain's homes and gardens. Grab a friend and spend the day in Stonington! Members travel on their own to visit these beautiful gardens.
June 22nd, Meeting 
Kim Skyrm, Ph.D., MA Department of Agricultural Resources Apiary Program will present It's All About The Bees -Bees are an important part of our ecosystem. Kim will introduce us to beekeeping and the bees native to New England.

July 16th, Garden Tour
Suffield, CT Garden Tour Team up with another member and enjoy the day visiting gardens in our neighboring town across the river.

July 20th, Garden Tour
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boyston, MA Visit 171 acre botanical garden with 18 distinct gardens, woodlands, and walking trails. (Coordinator Betsy Pillitteri) Commitment to attend and fee ($18 Adults & $15 Seniors) are due at the June 22nd meeting. Leaving at 8:30am from Enfield Annex/Fermi. Bring your lunch!

July 27th, Meeting
Jane Seymour, CT DEEP, Steward of the Belding Wildlife Management Area, presents Landscaping for Birds, Bees and Butterflies Using Native Plants 

August 31st, Meeting at the Enfield Central Public Library
Thieves, Charlatans and James Bond: The Murky History of our Top Ten Plants presented by Dr. Richard Benfield, Emeritus Professor of Geography, Central Connecticut State University. This meeting is co-sponsored by the Enfield Public Library and will take place at 104 Middle Road. Read more here!

September 28th, Meeting
Virginia Patsun is currently managing a Chestnut seed orchard in Stafford. She will share with us the history of the Chestnut tree in America, what happened to it, and what we are doing to bring it back. The American Chestnut Foundation
October 26th, Meeting
20th Anniversary Meet & Greet with Enfield Town Officials and YOU! Enfield's Garden Coordinator, Susan Pelton, will talk about Enfield's Community Garden Program. Visit our event page for details.
 November 28th, Workshop at Enfield Senior Center
Holiday Greens Workshop with Linda Fallon. We will create a festive holiday table centerpiece.

December 7th, Holiday Party
Installation of new officers and festive gathering.


October Meeting 
  • Program on Butterflies Around the World with John Root
  • Presentation of check to Carl Sampson, President, Scantic River Watershed Association
  • Installation of new officers: President- Diane Pizzo; Vice President- Carolyn Surdel; Treasurer- Laurie Spruill; Corresponding Secretary- Linda Connolly; Recording Secretary- Muriel Bruton 
New Officers (Left to Right) Diane Pizzo, Carolyn Surdel, Linda Connolly, Laurie Spruill, Elsie Flugel

At our September 2019 meeting, Rich Bartoes gave us tips on growing and maintaining hydrangeas and showed how to prune the shrub.

Members also held a plant exchange

Holiday Party 2018

2019 Officers from left to right: Terry Reed, Recording Secretary, Leah Jackson, Vice President, Linda Connolly, Corresponding Secretary, Nancy Wyzga, President, and Jean Lucas, Treasurer
Nancy getting ready for the festivities

Outgoing President Jackie Davis thanking St. Joseph's Residence for hosting our meetings throughout the year.
We honored longtime member Joanne Kneiss for her contributions to the Senior Center Rose Garden

Everyone enjoyed the evening


Making decorations for our tree for the Enfield Library Festival of Trees.