Garden Education Center of Greenwich offers fall programs

Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob.

To register for any of these programs, visit or call 203-869-9242. Registration is required for all programs.


Paint Night with Hazel Jarvis

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Cost: Members $35, Non-Members $45 ($20 materials fee paid directly to Hazel)

In this two hour class, Hazel Jarvis will guide you step by step to create a beautiful floral arrangement on canvas. Wine and cheese & crackers will be provided. Bring a friend or two! Registration is required.


GECDahliaShow-037.jpgpurpleGoodnight Dazzlers: Putting Your Dahlias to Bed for Winter

November 7th, 2015 at 11:00 am

Cost: Members $35, Non-Members $45

Join local experts, fellow growers and newcomers to exchange experiences on successfully preparing tubers for hibernation and to discuss possibilities for a tuber exchange program in the Spring. Dress for the outdoors and a hands-on experience. Registration is required.


Girls Night Out! Creating Succulent Pumpkins

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Cost: Members $35, Non-Members $45

Bring friends and make new ones at our Fall GNO. Bridget Bucknall will guide us in arranging beautiful succulents in a pumpkin. Everyone will bring home their own fall arrangement. Registration is required.


Thanksgiving Floral Workshop with White House Designer Ruth Loiseau

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 10:30 am

Cost: Members $90, Non-Members $110

Back by Popular Demand! Ruth Loiseau, master floral designer and owner of Ruth L., returns to the GEC for a unique floral workshop just in time for Thanksgiving. Each participant will design their own beautiful centerpiece under Ruth’s expert guidance. Registration is required.


Youth Programs

Be a part of the Earthlings Enrichment Program. We offer educational and creative play onsite in your local classrooms, school gardens, windowsill gardens, and compost bins. We’ll be using stories and imagination to branch out and forage in our Green Spaces during developmentally appropriate nature-based programs. See below:


Ages 1-3 with Caregivers: The Mushrooms

Wednesdays 9:00 am – 10:00 at the GEC

Cost: $160 per eight week session

Autumn II begins October 28

Registration is required


Ages 12-17:  Second & Third Sunday at the GEC

Earn Community Service Hours! Teen Volunteers use your tech, writing, or drawing skills to help build and support our Earthling Enrichment Programs, and build your narrative storytelling and horticultural knowledge.

November 8, December 13.

Registration is required


All Ages:  Don’t Miss Third Sunday Nature Play

Try self-guided scavenger hunts, building stories, games, and maps.  Support hands-on play in our

green spaces.

November 15, December 20

Cost $3 per person

Registration is required


Coming in December…

Della Robbia Wreath Workshop

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 am

Cost: Members $75, Non-Members $95

Create a lavishly decorated live wreath for your home this holiday season with Maureen FitzPatrick. Registration Required.


Holiday Tea

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

3:30 – 6:00 pm

Cost: $40 per adult & $10 per child

Join us for a festive holiday afternoon of tea, champagne and delicacies for adults & children 5 years & older.


Holiday WOW at Your Front Door!

Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Cost: Members $100, Non-Members $120

Arrange beautiful evergreens, berries, pinecones and more in container inserts for your outdoor planters.


Holiday Trip to Longwood Gardens

Monday, December 7th, 2015, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: Members $150, Non-Members $175

Join us for a trip to Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy a day of beauty that includes a gourmet luncheon & guided tour. Registration required–deadline for registration is November 23rd.

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