MONTHLY PROGRAMS

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, Sharon Frost onyx227@aol.com or  Ann Margaret Mannix ammannix@optonline.net.

All meetings will be held in Pilgrim Hall at the Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Rd, Wilton.  Programs begin at 11:00am and end at 12:00 noon.

Note:  Due to the pandemic, monthly meetings for 2020/21 will be presented via Zoom, content TBD. The monthly programs listed below are examples of the meetings that were held last year (2019/2020).

DATE: September 9, 2019

SPEAKER: JAMAL ANSARI

TOPIC: East Coast Wholesale Flowers

Jamal’s relationships with the farms and Dutch auction houses has made East Coast the premier wholesale florist service in CT, NYC, RI and Mass.  The relationships that he has built and maintained throughout global visits and daily interactions ensures that orders can be placed with confidence.  He will explain how a wholesale florist business works.


DATE: October 21, 2019

SPEAKER: ROBERTA DiBISCEGLIE

TOPIC: Landscape and Design

Roberta is a third generation Horticulturist. She trained at the NY Botanical Gardens School of Professional Horticulture.   Through her landscape and design company, Columbine, she develops and nutures relationships between clients and their gardens.  Roberta is a consultant for the Norwalk Pollinator Pathway and a NOFA Accredited landcare professional.


DATE:  November 11,2019

SPEAKER: TOVAH MARTIN

TOPIC: Terrariums   

A favorite speaker at the Wilton Garden Club, today Tovah joins us again.  An enthusiastic indoor & outdoor gardener with interests in perennial, heirloom, vegetable and cottage gardens, she has recently earned her accreditation from NOFA.  She has written many books, some of which are for sale in the back of the Hall, and will talk about how to plan, plant and keep a terrarium going.


DATE: January 13, 2020

SPEAKER: STEVE SILK 

TOPIC: Photographing Gardens

Steve has been a newspaper photographer, travel writer and  managing editor of Fine Gardening Magazine. Now he designs, writes about and photographs gardens.  He will share tips for better garden photographs.


DATE: February 10, 2020

SPEAKER: SUSAN QUINCY

TOPIC: Environmental Educator Specialist   

Back by popular demand, Susan will continue to educate us about improving our environment.   Her background in education and biology led to her special programs with the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.


DATE: March 9, 2020

SPEAKER:  No Speaker, 

TOPIC: PLANT SALE MEETING


DATE:  April 20, 2020

SPEAKER:  To be announced


DATE: May 18, 2020

SPEAKER: NICOLE PALAZZO

TOPIC: City Line Florists

 Nicole is the 4th generation destined to work at the 100 year old family business, City Line Florists in Trumbull, CT. She works with her mother and uncle and will offer her perspective on new directions in floral design.