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.

2020 Meeting Program

We've made this printable copy of the 2020 program available for your files.

Program/Topic:  Climate Reality

Wednesday

January 8, 2020

10:00 am

 

Haddam Community Center

 

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

Maurice Adams will address how New England will be affected by climate change.  He is sharing information gleaned at Al Gore’s conference on climate change in Atlanta last spring.

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

Hostesses: Barb Stellenwerf, Lynne Cooper, Bob Waller, Rogene Gillmor

Program/Topic:  Tussie Mussies

Wednesday

February 12, 2020

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

This is a flower arranging workshop with Jane Aldieri.  The phrase “tussie mussie” comes from a medieval word that means “sweet posy.” Originally, they were fragrant, floral/herbal nosegays carried by both men and women to help mask foul odors and protect themselves from disease in Victorian times

 

 

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

 

Hostesses:  Terry Twigg, Marijean Conrad, Kate Hull, TBD

Program/Topic:  Moon Gardens

 

Wednesday

March 11, 2020

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

Nancy DuBrule of Natureworks will give a presentation on moon gardens.  “A moon garden is simply a garden that is meant to be enjoyed by the light of the moon, or at nighttime. Moon garden designs include white or lightly colored blooms that open at night, plants that release sweet fragrances at night, and/or plant foliage that adds a unique texture, color or shape at night.”  The presentation is scheduled to begin at 11:30.  

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

Hostesses:  Mary Todzia, TBD

Program/Topic:  Water Gardening in Containers

Wednesday

April 8, 2020

10:00 am

Ballek’s Garden Center

90 Maple Avenue,   East Haddam, CT

Due to the Coronavirus "Stay at Home" recommendations, the April meeting has been cancelled. Information will be forthcoming to members via email concerning the topics that would have been discussed at this meeting.

 

Balleks Nursery will present a program promoting both the creation of small (patio) water features and waterside gardening.

 

This meeting is open to members and membership applicants only!

Hostesses:  Trish Jarrell, Sister Doretta, TBD

Program/Topic:  Civic Project Day

Wednesday

May 13, 2020

 

Time TBD by Team Captains

Haddam Community Center

Due to the Coronavirus "Stay at Home" recommendations, the May meeting has been cancelled. Information will be forthcoming to members via email concerning the topics that would have been discussed at this meeting.

 

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!

Hostesses:  Donna Brinkerhoff, Susan Rutty, Pat Gill, TBD

Program/Topic:  Pot-Luck Lunch and Plant Auction

Wednesday

June 10, 2020

10:00 am

At the home of

Dodie Ruimerman, 351 Saybrook Road, Higganum

 

Due to the Coronavirus "Stay at Home" recommendations, the May meeting has been cancelled. Information will be forthcoming to members via email concerning the topics that would have been discussed at this meeting.

 

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:  Barbara Smith, Lori Chadwick, Donna Vaccaro, Amanda Chadwick

Program/Topic:  Bonsai

Wednesday

September 9, 2020

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

 

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

Due to the Coronavirus "Stay at Home" recommendations, the April meeting has been cancelled. Information will be forthcoming to members via email concerning the topics that would have been discussed at this meeting.

Mr. Eng of Bonsai Gardens of Connecticut will speak to our club about these trees or plants cultivated in a container yet representing the beauty and volume of a tree grown in a natural environment. 

 

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

 

Hostesses:  Stephanie Denkowicz, Lori Munson, TBD

Program/Topic:  Organic Seeds

Wednesday

October 14, 2020

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

Due to the Coronavirus "Stay at Home" recommendations, the April meeting has been cancelled. Information will be forthcoming to members via email concerning the topics that would have been discussed at this meeting.

 

Petra Page-Mann, wife of Higganum native Matthew Goldfarb, will come from NY State to talk about their creation of Fruition Seeds, an organic, regionally adapted seed company.

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

 

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

Program/Topic:  Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Wednesday

November 11, 2020

11:00 am

Location TBD

Due to the Coronavirus "Stay at Home" recommendations, the April meeting has been cancelled. Information will be forthcoming to members via email concerning the topics that would have been discussed at this meeting.

 

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.

Program/Topic:  Making Civic Holiday Arrangements

Wednesday

December 2, 2020

10:00 am

Haddam Community Center

7 Candlewood Hill Road, Higganum

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.

This meeting is open to members and membership applicants only!

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

 
 

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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