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2022-23 Meetings and Programs

If you are interested in joining please attend a meeting!  


Guests are welcome at all meetings except for those specifically restricted to members.  Meetings are typically  held at 7:00 PM at the Cheshire Senior Center at Maple Avenue, unless otherwise noted.  Refreshments are available beginning at 6:45. There is a guest fee of $5.00 for these meetings, which is deducted from the initial membership fee if you decide to join the Club.   

Some of our meetings are held via Zoom.  If you would like to join one of our Zoom meetings, please contact our Membership Chairperson Pat Archibald at  Guest fees will be waived for Zoom meetings.

Wednesday September 21, 2022

 Improving Soil in the Home Garden by Greg Bugbee

2022-2023 Kickoff Meeting

Join us for our first Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire meeting of the new year!  

Dr. Greg Bubee of the Connecticut Agriculture Environment Station (CAES) will present basics of soil improvement for homeowners to have fertile soil for healthy plants.

Hospitality: Pot Luck

Wednesday October 19, 2022

Blooms & Brooms by Heather Potter

Floral Designer Heather Potter will be presenting a fall-spirited program, Blooms and Brooms. The program will include a demonstration as well as discussion. 

Hospitality: Lead: Alberta Valerio with members Kris Archambault, Ginni Donovan, Karen Piedescalzo, Tony Poitras, Ann Stein, Patty Wright and Barbara Zaniewski

Wednesday November 16, 2022

Workshop by Larry Hui

For Members only 

Award winning designer Larry Huzi will guide us in making dried flower arrangements to capture the beauty of late autumn.


Hospitality: Lead: Barbara Masiulis with members Maria Colacrai, Nancy Fede, Melinda Lazarus, Lucinda Perry, Bernie Uluski, Deb Poach and Paula Snedeker

Wednesday January 18, 2023 (snow date January 25)

Houseplants are for Everyone 

A presentation by Karla Dalley

At the Cheshire Public Library starting at 6:30 PM

Please join us at 6:30 PM at the Cheshire Public Library for our presentation by Karla Dalley who is a lawyer, garden blogger and lecturer. She will talk about houseplants that work for all areas of the home. Karla will bring a selection of plants for "show and tell".

Wednesday February 15, 2023 (snow date February 22)

Weed-Free Gardening 

A Zoom video presentation by Tasha Greer 

Tasha Greer is a homesteader and gardener who will show us how to work with natural systems while growing a beautiful garden.

Wednesday March 15, 2022 (snow date March 22)

Landscaping with Natives by Earth Tones

Earth Tones is a native plant nursery and will share how to create a landscape that is comfortable with its surroundings. 

Hospitality: Lead Rita Giannotti with members Marian Brennan, Marjorie Chapman, Betsy Fox, Joanna Giddings, Mary Ellen Morgan, Elizabeth Morin and Eric Peele

Wednesday April 19, 2023

Dessert Desert

A hands-on floral design program by Tony Poitras

For members only 

Award winning designer, florist and club member Tony Poitras will guide us in mixing succulent ingredients to create a delicious treat that will last long past dinner. 

Hospitality: Lead: Linda Broker with members Steve Broker, Linda Buckley, Tina Franco, Marianne Goldberg, Linda Lane, Christina Piper and Nancy Sewitch

Wednesday May 17, 2023  

Beyond Birdfeeders by Margery Winters

 Margery Winters, assistant director of Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, will show us what to grow to provide food for a variety of birds throughout the year.

Hospitality: Lead: Val Joyce with members Alexandra Czarkosky, Mary Helming, Erika Hoyos-Ramirez, Karen Hutchinson, Carol Lewoc, Tom Lewoc, Lee Peng

Wednesday June 21, 2023

In House Experts and Plant Swap

For Members only

SGC members will share their expertise on all garden related topics. Bring your questions and issues and a plant to swap. End the year with more knowledge and a new plant.

Hospitality: Pot Luck

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