Held on the second Monday of the month, the Club’s meetings include a lecture featuring a well-known personality from the horticultural world followed by Club business announcements and a delicious luncheon prepared by member volunteers.  

Please note that monthly programs are for members only.  If you are interested in joining the club and/or attending one of our meetings, more information is available on the Join Us page or please contact our membership chairs:  Erica Buse, Kathy Rosenbaum or Lana Taubin

We are happy to announce that all meetings for the 2022/23 year will be in person and held at the Wilton Congregational Church (Pilgrim Hall), 70 Ridgefield Rd, Wilton!  Please view our complete 2022/23 program schedule below.   

DATE: September 12, 2022

SPEAKER: Webinar

TOPIC: Beatrix Ferrand:  Garden and Landscape Architect

Beatrix Ferrand (1872-1959) was the most successful female garden designer and landscape architect in the early 20th Century.  She designed over 200 gardens and landscapes during her 50 year career, including estates, country homes, public parks, botanical gardens and college campuses.

DATE: October 17, 2022

SPEAKER: Sefra Alexandra

TOPIC:  The Ecotype Project and Seed-collecting for our Gardens, our Landscapes, and the Environment

Ethnobotanist, Sefra Alexandra, know to many as the “seed huntress”, trained in the tradition of seed-saving through the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.  She has worked with agrarian leaders in Haiti, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands on fortifying local seed banks.  Locally, she works with CT NOFA on its Ecotype project.

DATE: November 14, 2022

SPEAKER: Tovah Martin

TOPIC: Easiest Houseplants Ever…With Style

Tovah will present a new lecture about her large collection of houseplants.  She has created a garden indoors with beautiful pictures that will inspire.

DATE: December 12, 2022


DATE: January 9, 2023

SPEAKER: Margery Winters

TOPIC:  Plant Communication:  Let’s Listen In

Scientists are learning more about how plants communicate with each other.  Learn how they get their messages across with new scientific findings on the battle tactics between plants, insects and fungi.

DATE: February 13, 2023

SPEAKER: Kevin Wilcox

TOPIC:  Pruning to Maintain the Health of a Wide Variety of Trees, Shrubs and Plants

Kevin has been a horticulturist for the last 30 years.  He will discuss how proper pruning in response to damage aids in the renewal and rejuvenation of woody plants.

DATE: March 6, 2023

SPEAKER: Page Dickey

TOPIC: Uprooted

Have you ever had to move from a beloved house and garden?  “Uprooted” is the name of Page’s new book and the transition she faced walking away from her celebrated garden at Duck Hill in South Salem after 34 years.

DATE: April 17, 2023

SPEAKER: No Speaker


DATE: May 22, 2023

SPEAKER: Trish Manfredi

TOPIC:  The Past, the Present and Future – for Easy Designs

The mechanics for flower arranging-what holds flowers and foliage as the designer wishes-are coming full circle as environmental concerns challenge the easy-to-use green floral foam.  National Garden Club Master Judge Trish Manfredi will share the vintage mechanics,such as pinholders and other items known as frogs that are making a come back as well as recently introduced alternatives to floral foam.