Nine regular meetings are held each year. There are no meetings in December, July and August. Each regular meeting consists of a business session and a program on one of a wide variety of topics, usually presented by an outside speaker.
Program of Activities for 2012-2013:
September 21, 2012 – Danbury Museum and Historical Society, 43 Main Street, Danbury – 9:30 a.m. regular meeting – Harvest Market – bring plants, garden and design related goods, tools for sale. Also garden produce and baked goods are welcome – proceeds to benefit the Danbury Garden Club charities.
Guest speaker at 11:00 a.m. – “Native Plants, Winter Interest” – Lisa and Kyle Turoczi, owners of Earth Tones in Woodbury, CT.
October 19, 2012 – Danbury Museum and Historical Society, 10:00 a.m. regular meeting.
Guest speaker at 11:00 a.m. – "Role of Phosphorus in our Environment and Lakes" – Larry Marsciano, Executive Director of the Candlewood Authority.
November 16, 2012 – Amber Room Colonnade, Stacey Road, Danbury – registration at 9:45 a.m., program at 11:00 a.m., luncheon at 1:00 p.m. Holiday Program – "Purely for Pleasure - Holiday Style” – A program of traditional and creative designs featuring American and European influences – Penny Decker, National Garden Club Designer – Program only $25 – Program and luncheon $45 with a choice of chicken, salmon or vegetarian. Reservations: Mrs. Karen Montecalvo at 203-733-7500 by November 5, 2012.
January 18, 2013 – Danbury Museum and Historical Society, 10:00 a.m. regular meeting.
Guest speaker at 11:00 a.m. – "Organic Farming” Dina Brewster of The Hickories Organic Farm in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
February 15, 2013 – Danbury Museum and Historical Society, 10:00 a.m. regular meeting.
Guest speaker at 11:00 a.m. – "Birds of Prey" Six birds including a Golden Eagle. Wing master Julie Anne Collier. Julie is a licensed Massachusetts-based bird of prey rehabilitator.
March 15, 2013 - Danbury Museum and Historical Society, 10:00 a.m. regular meeting.
Guest speaker at 11:00 a.m. – “Elegant Silvers: Striking Plants for Every Garden.” Karen Bussolini is a long time gardener, trained as a painter and had a career in architectural and garden photography.
April 19, 2013 – Hatters Park, 10:00 a.m. regular meeting.
Guest speaker at 11:00 a.m. – "Elegant Spring" Peter Stephens. Peter is a professional horticulturist and floral designer and is the owner of Elegant Effects, From Grand Affairs to Intimate Gatherings. There will be a demonstration and raffle of five floral designs.
May 17, 2013 – Danbury Museum and Historical Society, 10:00 a.m. regular meeting.
Guest speaker at 11:00 a.m. – Ronnie Schoelzel "Grow for Show" – How to prepare container-grown plants and cut specimens for exhibit in flower shows, and how to groom and transport exhibits. Ronnie Schoelzel is the President of the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.
June 15, 2013 – Ridgewood Country Club, 11:30 a.m. – Danbury Garden Club Annual Meeting and Election of Officers – for information contact Joan Damia, 203-794-9314.
July 11, 2013 – Home of Linda & Al Jennings, 11:00 a.m. – Danbury Garden Club Annual Picnic – for information contact Linda Jennings, 203-743-7485.
Further information regarding the Danbury Garden Club may be obtained by calling 203-746-7334 or 203-792-4175.