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.

DATE: September 14, 2020

SPEAKER: Nancy Greeley

TOPIC: Garden Club Update

Nancy Greeley will share some exciting new plans associated with our Club’s upcoming 100th anniversary in 2021. Committees will provide reports on their plans and recent activities. She will also discuss the reality that we will continue with Zoom Meetings for now, but will work to do some blended events and try to stay connected as best we can during this continued pandemic.


DATE: October 19, 2020

SPEAKER:  Nicole Palazzo 

TOPIC: New Trends in Floral Design

Nicole Palazzo is a fifth generation floral designer at City Line Florists in Trumbull.  She will “Zoom” her program live from California. She will talk about and show new trends in floral design including color palettes, dried bouquets, new flowers and varieties.   The new normal in the Floral Industry and the difference between East Coast versus West Coast floral design will also be discussed.


DATE:  November 16, 2020

SPEAKER: Roberta DiBisceglie

TOPIC:  All About Weeds  

Roberta DiBisceglie is a third-generation horticulturist who runs Columbine, a local landscape and design company. She is also a consultant for the Norwalk Pollinator Pathway. Do you know your weeds?  They are fascinating plants that in many cases have been maligned.  Learn how to identify, understand how to manage a selected list of commonly encountered weeds using organic methods.  Discover where they grow and how they benefit the planet.


DATE: December 14, 2020

SPEAKER:  Sylvia  Nichols

TOPIC:   Holidays at Home

Sylvia Nichols welcomes you to her Virtual Christmas Party!  This is the Season for sharing, warmth, hope and celebration. Join Sylvia as she puts last minute floral designs in place in her home for the holidays.  The best part is that there is no need to cook for days ahead and clean every nook and cranny.  Let’s just have fun with the trimmings!


DATE: January 11, 2021

SPEAKER: Carolynn Sears

TOPIC: Gardeners: Keepers of Our Natural Heritage

Carolynn Sears is an active member of the Pound Ridge conservation board since 2010 and chairman of the board, 2015-2020. Protecting and enjoying the environment are her long-standing passions.  In this talk, Carolyn will share how what you plant, makes a difference and ways to make native plants work within your landscape to ensure that we can all be keepers of our natural heritage.


DATE: February 8, 2021

SPEAKER: Christopher Tuccio

TOPIC: Garden Design Pyramid:  Levels of Importance in Creating a Beautiful Landscape

Christopher Tuccio, Tenured Professor of Horticulture, will Zoom his program GARDEN DESIGN PYRAMID: Levels of Importance in Creating a Beautiful Landscape. Christopher will discuss how shape/form, scale, proportion, balance, color, and artistry relate to each other and which aspect is most important in landscape design.


DATE: March 8, 2021

SPEAKER:  No Speaker 

TOPIC: PLANT SALE MEETING


DATE:  April 12, 2021

SPEAKER:  Barbara Deysson

TOPIC:  Daffodils

Barbara Deysson, Floral Designer and Daffodil Judge, will Zoom her program, DAFFODILS.  Barbara will give a brief history and discuss cultivation, problems, showing, classification and where to purchase daffodils.


DATE: May 17, 2021

SPEAKER: TBD

TOPIC: TBD