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Area Events

Select a logo to see the offerings from each organization or use the links below.





Alphabetical List of Organizations
 ASLA- American Society of Landscape Gardeners - -

 BBG - Berkshire Botanical Garden -

Capital District Garden & Flower Show -

 Cary Institute - Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies -

CACIWC - Connecticut Association of Conservation & Inland Wetlands Commissions -

 CIPWG - Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group:

 Cornell Cooperative Extension - for information contact 518-272-4210

 CT NOFA - Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut - - 203-308-2584

 GBC - Greenwich Botanical Center - - 203-869-9242

Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Rd., Washington, Ct 06793 - 860-868-2200 -

Mad Gardeners -

 Nature’s Voice - White Memorial Conservation Center's outreach show about everything Nature. Every Sunday at 2pm on WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM Torrington Community Radio

 NCNC - New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840 - 203-966-9577 -

 NEWFS - New England Wild Flower Society, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701 -

NYBG - New York Botanical Garden -
    - New Canaan Nature Center Classes
    - Classes at NYBG
    - Certificate Programs & Summer Intensives
    - Lectures & Symposia

Trade Secrets Rare Plant & Garden Antiques annual event to benefit Women's Support Services -

UConn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program:

 UConn College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources - -

UMass - University of Massachusetts Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program - French Hall, 230 Stockbridge Rd., Amherst, MA 01003 - 413 - 545-0895 -
   - Upcoming Programs & Events
   - Garden Calendar
   - Landscape Message


Please check ahead for all events in case of cancellations.

• Monthly: UMass Landscape Message

• TickTalk is Back!
DATE: the 2nd Wed. of the month @ 12noon
WHERE: Lenox Memorial School, 197 East St, Lenox, MA 01240
Starting in February, we will hear from Dr. Stephen Rich and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) every month! This FREE series is brought to you by the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology and UMass Extension. TickTalk in 2020 will also feature exciting guest speakers on tick topics that you told us were important to YOU. The series will include seasonality and life stages of ticks (key to planning intervention and prevention), emerging or invasive tick species, how ticks use vegetation and leaf litter throughout their life cycle, increasing fears of Alpha-gal allergies (allergies to certain meat and animal-related products), dispelling myths of tick control, and many more. Mosquito concerns, including life cycle, behavior, and EEE infection, will also be addressed and Dr. Rich will discuss the tens of thousands of mosquitoes the LMZ tests each year for a range of viruses.

Pre-registration is required for joining this webinar. For more information visit TickReport.

Virtual Offerings

• COVID-19 ResourcesUMass Extension offers information and support for Landscapers, Nurseries, Turf Managers, Garden Centers, Arborists, and Greenhouse Operations in Massachusetts

• InsectXaminer from UMass Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

Description: The InsectXaminer short video series hopes to increase the visibility of the beautiful world of insects, even those we consider to be pests in our managed landscapes. InsectXaminer will showcase the complexity of insect life cycles, cataloging as many life stages for each species as possible. The goal of this series is to provide professionals and land managers with footage that is helpful for learning the identification of insects throughout the season, rather than at any single point in their life cycle. Proper identification is key to successful management. If possible and caught on camera, important aspects of their biology and natural enemies will be revealed.

Follow this LINK


• BBG Virtual Learning

The Berkshire Botanical Garden offers several virtual learning opportunities for children, families, and beginning gardeners. See their offerings HERE


• NYBG At Home

New York Botanical Garden has a wide range of virtual events, plants guides, videos, and online courses. See the full list at NYBG-at-home.


Upcoming Events


• July 16, Sat. 5-7 PM - CTNOFA - Bill Duesing Living On Earth Award
honoring John Pittari, Jr of New Morning Market
For information on the award, go to or to register for the FREE event, go to CT NOFA Event Registration


• July 16, Sat. 7:15-8:15 PM or 8:30-9:30 PM - NCNC - Night of 1,000 Fireflies Join our Naturalists as we search for woodland creatures (wiggly worms & aquatic amphibians) and other enchanted mysteries of the evening, before delighting in the awe-inspiring beauty of our meadows aglow with the soft light of 1,000 fireflies!
$10 members / $15 non-members. Information at


• July 2, Sat. 5-8 PM - BBG - Fetes des Fleurs
$200 members / $250 non-members. More information at


• July 19, Tues. 5:30-7 PM - BBG - July Golden Hour in the Garden: Horticulture Walks
with BBG head of Horticulture Eric Ruquist
$10 members / $20 non-members. More information at


• July 19, Tues. 7-9 PM - BBG - Bats of the Berkshires
with Mass Audubon
$15 members / $19 non-members. More information at


• July 22, Fri. 10 AM-4 PM - BBG - Behind-the-scenes tour of Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA and nearby Brigham Hill Farm
with Worcester County Horticultural Society
$65 members / $75 non-members. More information at


• July 29, Fri. 10 AM-1 PM - BBG - Field Study: Digging Deeper at Twin Maples
with horticulturist Deborah Munson
$45 members / $65 non-members. More information at


• August 19, Fri. 5:30 PM - BBG - Nighthawks
with Mass Audubon
$15 members / $19 non-members. More information at


• August 20-21, Fri. 10 AM-4 PM - BBG - Grow Show
The Grow Show is free with garden admission.
More information at


• Sept. 17, Sat. 10 AM-4 PM - BBG - Planting and Stewarding Native Meadows: An Intensive One-Day Workshop
with Larry Weaner
$165 members / $185 non-members. More information at



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