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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 either the Haddam Community Center or the Haddam Firehouse Complex. 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 may be open to the public.  A small donation is greatly appreciated.  We do not meet in July and August. Scroll to the bottom of the page for directions.

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2024 Meeting Program

As you will see, there are a few details to be finalized for our 2024 Program, however, we are sharing this printable copy for your files.

2019 Meeting Program

January 2024 Program/Topic:  "Crop Circles: Majestic, Magical and Mysterious"

Wednesday

January 10, 2024

10:00 am

 

Haddam Firehouse Complex

 

439 Saybrook Road, Higganum

Guest Speaker:  John Root

John Root is an enthusiast, naturalist, and educator.  Join us in learning about these designs that have been appearing with increasing sophistication for over 30 years.

Guests welcome - $10 advance purchase. Enjoy delicious baked goods prepared by HGC chefs. RSVP llcooper13@comcast.net

Hostesses: Rogene Gillmor, Lynne Cooper, Lynda Birch

February 2024 Program/Topic:  Succulent Workshop

Wednesday

February 14, 2024

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

Guest Speaker: Town & Country Nurseries

 

Create a beautiful, long lasting succulent garden under the guidance of one of Town and Country Nursery’s knowledgeable and creative staff members.

 

Guests welcome - $10 donation suggested. Delicious lunch provided by members. 

Hostesses: Susan Thompson, Celeste Benoit, Deb Karpf

March 2024 Program/Topic:  Discovering Moths

Wednesday

March 13, 2024

10:00 am Meeting

1:00 pm Presentation

Haddam FireHouse Complex

439 Saybrook Rd. Higganum

Guest Speaker:  John Himmelman, Author, Illustrator, Naturalist

 

John Himmelman is an author, illustrator, naturalist, and popular lecturer. He is a co-founder and president of the CT Butterfly Association and has served as past president of the New Haven Bird Club, The Nature Connection and the Killingworth Land Conservation Trust. He will explain the intricacy of moths' life cycles, their importance in nature and pollination and how only a tiny handful of the many moth species are truly pests to humans.

 

Guests are welcome to arrive at 12:45. For planning purposes, we are requiring a $10 advance purchase. Enjoy delicious baked goods prepared by HGC chefs. RSVP by March 8th to llcooper13@comcast.net

Hostesses: Lorraine Reiss, Susan Nygard, Caroline Gold, Linda Rigano

April 2024 Program/Topic: "Haddam's Geology and Stone Walls"

Wednesday

April 10, 2024

11:00 am meeting

1:00 presentation

Haddam Firehouse Complex

439 Saybrook Rd.

Higganum

Guest Speaker: Robert Thorson, UConn Professor of Earth Sciences.

 

Professor Thorson will delve into Haddam’s special geological setting, and also stone walls: their history, types, and significance.

Guests are welcome to arrive at 12:45 - $10 advance purchase. Enjoy delicious baked goods prepared by HGC chefs. We are requesting an RSVP by Friday April 5th for planning purposes. RSVP llcooper13@comcast.net

Hostesses: Myra Aronow, Gail Christie, Kate Hull, Sherry Lusarri

May 2024 Program/Topic:  Civic Project Day

Wednesday

May 8, 2024

 

Time TBD by Team Captains

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill

Road, Higganum

This is the HGC’s major work day which is dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of Haddam’s civic gardens and welcome signs. Team captains will designate a start time and assignments. A well-earned lunch is provided at the Community Center after the projects are completed. This meeting is limited to Members and Membership Applicants Only.

Hostesses: Barbara Smith, Donna Vaccaro, Anne-Marie English

June 2024 Program/Topic:  Annual Pot-Luck Lunch and Plant Auction

Wednesday

June 12, 2024

10:00 am

At the home of an

HGC Member TBD

 



 

Members share the wealth of their gardens by providing cuttings, divisions and seedlings for a group auction/fundraiser.  This meeting is limited to Members and Membership Applicants Only.

 

Hostesses: Lori Chadwick, Terry Twigg, Marijean Conrad

July 2024 Program/Topic:  Possible Field Trip - Details TBA

 

 

September 2024 Program/Topic:  Trees and Shrubs

Wednesday

September 11, 2024

10:00 am

Haddam Community

Center

7 Candlewood Hill

Road, Higganum

Guest Speaker: Acer Gardens Specialist

 

An Acer Garden Specialist will engage us with a description and discussion of trees and shrushrubs, highlighting those that work best in our area.

 

Guests welcome - $5 donation suggested. A fabulous lunch provided.

Hostesses: Pat Gill, Donna Brinckerhoff, Bob Waller, Lori Munson

October 2024 Program/Topic:  TBD, Possibly Bees and Beekeeping

Wednesday

October 9, 2024

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

Guest Speaker: TBD

 

Hostesses: Sharon Bailey, Wendy Walsh, Dodie Ruimerman,

                 Marge Supple

November 2024 Program/Topic:  Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Wednesday

November 13, 2024

11:00 am

Location TBD

This is HGC’s annual meeting and luncheon which celebrates our achievements throughout the year. Member recognition and the election of officers for the next year are followed by a festive lunch at a local restaurant. This meeting is limited to Members and Membership Applicants Only. Location TBD.

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

December 2024 Program/Topic:  Making Civic Holiday Arrangements

Wednesday

December 4, 2024

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

This is the day we make festive arrangements for the municipal buildings of our town. Members are asked to bring holiday containers, decorations and ribbons as well as fresh cut greens from their yards. This is a festive and fun meeting which includes lunch, and often a Christmas Carol serenade by a ukulele playing elf!  This meeting is limited to Members and Membership Applicants Only.

Hostesses: Kate Renwick, Lynda Birch, KC Alexander, Margaret Adams.

Jan 2019 Meeting
Directions to Haddam Community Center

Meeting Venues

Directions & Map to the Haddam Community Center

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

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NOTE: CT Dept. of Transportation is in the process of changing all the exit numbers on CT interstate highways, and it may be a while before your GPS system catches up with the changes! Please double-check your route before leaving home!

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 #22S in Cromwell.

From Route 9 heading North, take Exit #15 (old exit #9) (Rt. 81/Killingworth/Clinton). 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 (Saybrook Road).  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 heading South, take Exit #19 (old exit #10) (Rt 154 South/Aircraft Road).  Make a right at the end of the ramp onto Route 154 South (Say.  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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Directions & Map to the Haddam Firehouse Complex

Street Address:  439 Saybrook Road (Rt. 154), Higganum, CT 06441

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NOTE: CT Dept. of Transportation is in the process of changing all the exit numbers on CT interstate highways, and it may be a while before your GPS system catches up with the changes! Please double-check your route before leaving home!

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 #22S in Cromwell.

From Route 9 heading North or South, take Exit #15 (old exit #9) (Rt. 81/Killingworth/Clinton). Make a left at the end of the ramp onto Route 81 North. Go approximately 1.9 miles to the first traffic light and turn right onto Route 154 South (Saybrook Road).  Proceed approximately 3/4 of a mile, passing a blinking yellow traffic light along the way.  The driveway to the Haddam Firehouse will be on your right.  It has a red street sign.

Click HERE or on the map for a Link to the Google Map

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