Haddam Garden Club Meetings

 

The Haddam Garden Club typically meets at 10:00 a.m. on the Second Wednesday of the month from September through June at the Haddam Community Center.  Exceptions to this are in November for our annual meeting which begins at 11:00 a.m., December when we meet on the first Wednesday to make holiday arrangements, and for field trips which sometimes can't be scheduled on our regular meeting day.  Some meetings are open to the public.  A small donation is greatly appreciated.  We do not meet in July and August.

2019 Meeting Program

We've made this printable copy of the 2019 program available for your files.

Gail Reynolds of the Middlesex County Extension Center will present information about the UConn Extension Master Gardener Program.  The program started in 1978 and consists of horticulture training and an outreach component that focus on the community at large.  She will also discuss good plant choices and design features for using less water in our gardens.

This program is open to the public. A $5 donation is suggested.

Hostesses: Barb Stellenwerf, Lynne Cooper, Cindy Tillson, Pat Gill

Wednesday

January 9, 2019

10:00 am

 

Haddam Community Center

 

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

Program/Topic:  Master Gardening

Amy E. Sampson of AES Landscape Designs and instructor for the CT Nursery and Landscape Association’s Annual Accreditation Program will present a program on

creating outdoor rooms that will enhance the enjoyment of our yards.  She is an experienced residential and commercial landscape designer and has created many attractive, functional and enjoyable landscapes and gardens throughout Connecticut and the Northeast.

This program is open to the public.  A $5 donation is suggested.

 

Hostesses:  Barbara Glista, Mary Todzia, Marijean Conrad, Kate Hull

Wednesday

February 13, 2019

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

Program/Topic:  Outdoor Rooms

Adam Wheeler, Woody Container & Horticulture Manager from Broken Arrow Nursery, will present varieties and the culture of witch hazel, one of the earliest blooming shrubs to grace our gardens. Adam is a past recipient of the Young Nursery Professional Award from the New England Nursery Association and is the current Vice President of the North American Maple Society.

This program is open to the public.  A $5 donation is suggested.

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Hostesses:  Linda Rigono, Debbie Karpf, Elizabeth Adams, Dodie D’Oench Ruimerman

Wednesday

March 13, 2019

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

Program/Topic:  Magical Witches of Winter -

  A closer look at the Genus Hammamelis

The Balleks have owned their farm since the 1660’s.  We will visit their Garden Center  to hear about their history and their commitment to preserving and enhancing the beauty of nature through gardening.

This meeting is open to members and membership applicants only!

Hostesses:  Since we are meeting off-site, no hostesses will be required for this meeting.

Wednesday

April 10, 2019

10:00 am

Ballek’s Garden Center

90 Maple Avenue,   East Haddam, CT

Program/Topic:  History of Ballek's Garden Center

This is our major work-day dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of our town’s welcome signs and civic gardens.  Members should be in contact with their team captains for start time and assignments.  After we finish gardening, a sandwich lunch will be provided at the Community Center around noon. 

 

This meeting is open to members and membership applicants only!

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Hostesses:  Gail McDowell, Donna Vaccaro, Barbara Smith, Susan Rutty

Wednesday

May 8, 2019

 

Time TBD by Team Captains

Haddam Community Center

Program/Topic:  Civic Project Day

This meeting is our annual pot-luck lunch and plant auction.  Members are asked to divide their garden plants or start seedlings which will be auctioned-off as a fund raiser.

This meeting is open to members and membership applicants only!

 

 

Hostesses:  Melanie Giamei, Lori Chadwick, Terry Twigg, Marge Supple

Wednesday

June 12, 2019

10:00 am

At a member's home.  TBD

Program/Topic:  Pot-Luck Lunch and Plant Auction

The Middletown Community Health Center is opening their green rooftop garden for our viewing enjoyment.  In 2012 an Apex Green Roof was installed that covers 12,500sf of rooftop with a perennial garden and walkway system. It employs nearly 40 species of plants, an innovative exterior green wall and many other unique design features.  A guided tour is planned.

 

This meeting is open to members and membership applicants only!

 

Hostesses:  Since we are meeting off-site, no hostesses will be required for this meeting.

Wednesday

September 11, 2019

10:00 am

Middletown Community Health Center

 

675 Main Street, Middletown, CT

Program/Topic:  Middletown Rooftop Garden

Haddam resident Anna Siderow, a self-taught mixed-media artist working in collage, printing and painting, will talk about pressing and drying flowers followed by a hands-on activity.  Anna uses pressed botanicals in her collage notecards and framed pieces.  Her work can be seen at local craft shows.
 

This meeting is open to members and membership applicants only!

 

 

Hostesses:  Myra Aranow, Lorraine Riess, Gail Christie, Lori Munson

Wednesday

October 9, 2019

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

Program/Topic:  Pressing and Drying Flowers

This meeting celebrates our achievements throughout the year. We take time to  recognize special members and elect new officers for the following year as we enjoy lunch among members at a local restaurant.  Location TBD.

 

This meeting is open to members and membership applicants only!

Hostesses:  Since we are meeting off-site, no hostesses will be required for this meeting.

Wednesday

November 13, 2019

11:00 am

Location TBD

Program/Topic:  Annual Meeting and Luncheon

At this meeting, we will be making holiday arrangements for municipal buildings thoughout town.  Members are asked to bring any holiday decorations, ribbons, and containers that are suitable for using in arrangements, as well as any fresh-cut greens from their yards.  They will all be shared among us as we make our creations.  A pizza lunch will be provided.

Hostesses:  Lynda Birch, K.C. Alexander, Kate Renwick, Margaret Adams

Wednesday

December 4, 2019

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

Program/Topic:  Making Civic Holiday Arrangements

 
 

Directions & Map to the Haddam Community Center

 

Street Address:  7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum, CT 06441

 

Link to Google Map (or click on the map below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take the Interstate Highways to CT Route 9. From I-95, Route 9 North is Exit #69 in Old Saybrook. From I-91, Route 9 South is Exit #22 in Cromwell.

From Route 9 North, take Exit #9 (Rt. 81/Killingworth Road). Make a left at the end of the ramp onto Route 81 North. Go 1.9 miles to the first traffic light and turn left onto Rt. 154 North.  Take an immediate left onto Candlewood Hill Road.  The Community Center will be the 4th building on your left set-back off the road. It is red with a cupola.

 

From Route 9 South, take Exit #10 (Aircraft Road).  Make a right at the end of the ramp onto Route 154 South.  Go 3.5 miles.  Just BEFORE the traffic light, make a hairpin right-turn onto Candlewood Hill Road.  The Community Center will be the 4th building on your left set-back off the road.  It is red and white with a cupola.

 

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