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The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will host a lecture by Sue Cheatham of the Old Woodbury Historical Society, Discovering Our Past: The Restoration of the Hurd House 17th and 18th Century Medicinal Herb Garden. The program will start at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 12, at the Hurd House, 25 Hollow Rd., Woodbury. Ms. Cheatham will explain how Adelma Simmons designed the garden in the 1980s and how the PVGC revived the design and restored the garden this year. A tour of the Herb Garden and of Hurd House itself is included and refreshments will be served. More information about the PVGC is available at www.pomperaugvalleygc.org. Read more

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NEW PRESTON — The Judea Garden will host a volunteer opportunity to fall clean up the garden from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 23 and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 24 at the garden, 124 Christian St.

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WASHINGTON — The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens will present A Letter to Zola, an exhibit featuring new paintings by Peter Cusack, through Tuesday, October 12, at 1 Green Hill Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host an edible plant walk with Andy Dobos from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 4, starting at the museum, 80 Whitehall Rd.

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WATERBURY — Boy Scout Troop 140 St. Mary Magdalen Church celebrated Boy Scout and Oakville resident Dillan Vejseli as he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was honored at the Albanian American Cultural and Islamic Center on 106 Columbia Blvd. in Waterbury, which is the location of his Eagl…

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Members of the Watertown Garden Club have worked hard creating beautiful spring planters at several locations around Watertown and Oakville. The public can take a look at these planters at the Watertown Post Office. Everyone is invited to view them all, then pick a favorite and vote. To vote…

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WATERTOWN — Members of the Watertown Garden Club have worked hard creating beautiful spring planters at several locations around Watertown and Oakville. The public can take a look at them at the Watertown Post Office, the Watertown Town Hall, the Oakville Bridge and the Oakville Bus Stop. Ev…

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As warmer temperatures begin to become the rule rather than the exception, longer daylight, abundant sunshine and yes, a little rain, have brought some bright color to the landscape, such as the forsythia blooming on Buckingham Street in Oakville. (Dreher photo)

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Garden Club will host a Covid-safe plant sale. Those interested may visit www.watertowngardenclub.org, click on “Plant Sale,” and select the variety of the starter size woodland plants available for sale, and learn the process for ordering. The directions for plant …

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WATERTOWN — Cub Scout Pack 52 will host a Mother’s Day Flower Sale at the former Bradshaw Jeep parking lot located at 554 Main St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9. Cash or credit will be accepted.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer the free program, The Ecotype Project : The Right Plants in the Right Place with Sefra Alexandra, the Seed Huntress, via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4. 

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Cub Scout Pack 52 will host a Mother’s Day Flower Sale at the former Bradshaw Jeep parking lot located at 554 Main St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9. Cash or credit will be accepted. There will be a drive-thru set-up for those who wish to stay in their vehicles. T…

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Land Trust and The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer native plants at their Pollinators Sale from May 1 to May 14.

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Land Trust and The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer native plants at their Pollinators Sale from April 1 to May 14.

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The Watertown Knights of Columbus Council #3594 will host an Easter Flower sale fundraiser at 1175 Main St. across from Dunkin Donuts in Watertown from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, Saturday April 3 and Easter Sunday morning from 8 a.m. until sold out. Cash or credit cards will be accept…

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer the program, Spring Wildflowers in Connecticut with Peter and Barbara Rzasa at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10 via Zoom. 

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TORRINGTON — The Arc of Litchfield County has been awarded a grant from Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation to create a sensory garden behind the agency’s 314 Main Street offices in Torrington. The sensory garden will be an important part of LARC’s new Autism Resource Center as a place for pro…

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WATERTOWN — A team of AmeriCorps volunteers came to assist the Watertown Land Trust create a walking trail at their newly-acquired Franson Farmland on Plungis Road on Saturday, December 12. With rain threatening, Sophia Trueblood, Baylee Bluejacket and Tree Moses clipped and hauled Japanese …

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For the Watertown Garden Club, creating town planters is a year-round civic activity, and the holiday season is no different. “It’s something we enjoy doing,” said Christine Guiditta, after the festive containers were completed at the Oakville bus stop and the Watertown Post Office.

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COLORS AND BOUNTY OF AUTUMN — The Watertown Garden Club recently completed a community beautification project. Colorful seasonal planters were completed at, from left, the Watertown Town Hall, the Watertown Post Office, and the Oakville Bridge.

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WATERTOWN — After sifting through many qualified entries, the Watertown Garden Club couldn’t help but be impressed with one applicant in particular when looking to name its 2020 scholarship recipient. Claire Demers of Watertown, a 2020 graduate of Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, was named…

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WATERTOWN — “You can’t beat good, fresh vegetables.” Those have been the words Anthony Calabrese of Watertown has lived by his entire 90 years, all of them spent in Watertown. He and his wife, Lillian Kuslis, are avid vegetable gardeners. He’s a man of his word, Anthony Calabrese, who has be…

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Historical Society will present In the Garden with Olivia at 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, online on Facebook and YouTube.

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BETHLEHEM — The Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden, 9 Main St. North, is due to welcome visitors from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, as part of Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day. Those attending may stroll through the formal parterre garden designed in 1915 by Eliza Mitchell Ferriday and lo…

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LITCHFIELD — White Memorial Conservation Center will present Wild Edible Plants with Andy Dobos at noon Saturday, June 27, via Facebook Live.

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LITCHFIELD — Barbara Putnam will present Yoga for Gardeners from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center.

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BETHLEHEM — The Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden, 9 Main St. North, has re-opened its grounds only to visitors from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, by advance reservation.

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WASHINGTON — The Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd., has opened a redeveloped Outside Museum where staff and education directors have developed safe educational opportunities for visitors to experience on their grounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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The Watertown Garden Club continues its civic development commitment by decorating planters at various locations in Watertown and Oakville. In this photo, Mr. Bunny displays a sign of the times amongst the seasonal plantings as he awaits their beautiful blooms. Those out doing some social di…

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Right on cue, Mother Nature provided us with a mild day on Friday, March 20, for the first full day of spring and evidence of the earth awakening for the season became a joy to behold. As the clouds parted later in the afternoon to let in a little sunshine, a honeybee in Bethlehem took advan…

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WOODBURY — In the interest of public health and the well-being of staff, volunteers, members and friends, the Glebe House Museum has postponed all programs and events through the end of April. The Gertrude Jekyll Garden remains open to the public, seven days per week, dawn to dusk.

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BETHLEHEM — Soil specialist Cat Buxton will present a workshop titled Edible Landscapes and Soil Health at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21 in the Leever Room of the Bethlehem Library, 32 Main St.

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WOODBURY — Cathy Ritch will present a lecture on the topic Clever Creative No-Fuss Designs for the Home and create four unique designs at the next meeting of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Woodbury Fire House, 25 Quassuk Rd.

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OAKVILLE-WATERTOWN — The annual penny auction was a highlight at last week’s meeting of the Watertown Garden Club, Thursday, February 13 at Union Congregational Church, 161 Buckingham St. Those attending bid on an array of items donated by members, including an orange tree sapling, candles, …

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THOMASTON — Master gardener George McCleary will give a series of talks from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on four Saturdays beginning February 8 at the Thomaston Public Library, 248 Main St. Mr. McCleary will offer information and advice for novice and seasoned gardeners as to how to optimize pl…

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BETHLEHEM — A free talk about rain gardens is set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25, at the Bethlehem Library, 32 Main St. South. Cynthia Rabinowitz of the Northwest Conservation District will talk about what rain gardens are and how they are beneficial to water quality, and  discuss t…

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Members of Swift Middle School’s Junior Garden Club, including (back, from left) Abegail Diezel, Greta Hima, Emily Matozzo and Kylie Pienczykowski; and (front) Andrew Singletary, Jace Kiernan and Brianna Roman, hold up the mini Christmas trees they created during their monthly meeting. The c…

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WATERBURY — The Waterbury Garden Club will present its annual holiday tea and floral demonstration of festive holiday arrangements at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, November 23 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 937 Chase Pkwy.

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WOODBURY — The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will present a lecture on Thieves, Charlatans, and James Bond: The Murky History of the Top 10 Plants, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 8 at the Woodbury Senior Community Center, 265 Main St. South. Dr. Richard Benfield, a professor of geography at Cent…