2017 Meeting Schedule


Our meetings are typically on the first Sunday of the month from February through December.
 
We do not meet in January. We often meet on the second Sunday in July to accommodate July 4th activities.
 

*As meeting details occasionally change, please see the latest newsletter for exact meeting details.*



Date

 
   Location 

 
January 2017
No Meeting


  Winter Break - no meeting


 February 5, 2017
1 pm

  Marsh Botanical Gardens - Yale University
  Soil mixes and potting tips for succulents


 March 5, 2017

1 pm

  UConn, Storrs 
  Jeff S. will talk about his travels in South Africa

 
 April 1 & 2, 2016

1 pm


  Show & Sale
  Naugatuck Community College 
 
 May 7, 2016

1 pm


  Ken Sicard will talk about Adromischus and south African bulbs and antique plant books
  
June 4, 2016
1 pm

 
  Jeanine and Andy Loya's plant collection
   East Nassau, NY - see the June 2017 newsletter for exact address and directions
  
 July 9, 2016
1 pm


  Home of John Spain and Becky Lynn 
  Summer Picnic!
   
 August 6, 2016
1 pm


  Maryanne Gryboski's house, Lebanon, CT  
   
 September 17, 2016
1 pm


  Litchfield, CT Public Library - most likely but could change
  speaker Marcia Tatroe
   
 October  ? TBD, 2016
1 pm


  Cactus and Succulent Society of Massachuestte Show and Sale
  Possible club sponsored bus trip including New England Bonsai Nursery
   
 November 5, 2016
1 pm


  Southbury Public Library
  Speaker Fred Katterman
 
   
 December 3, 2016
1 pm


  Marsh Botanical Gardens -
  Yale University, New Haven CT

  Holiday Party






Date   Location 

 
January 2016
No Meeting


  Winter Break - no meeting


 February 7, 2016
1 pm

  Marsh Botanical Gardens 
  Dr. Michael Donaghue onWelwitschias 


 March 6, 2016

1 pm

  UConn, Storrs 
  Francis Passavant speaking on Euphorbias
  Tour the UConn EEB  Greenhouses before and after the talk


 April 2 & 3, 2016

1 pm

  Show & Sale
  Naugatuck Community College


 May 1, 2016

1 pm

  UConn, Storrs
  John Spain and Becky Lynn speaking on Lobivias and Stepelias
  Tour the UConn EEB  Greenhouses before and after the talk

 
June 5, 2016

  Berkshire Botanic Gardens
  Garden tour given by David Burdick

 
 July 10, 2016

1 pm
(week after 7/4 holiday)

  Home of John Spain and Becky Lynn 
  Summer Picnic!
  Hands on hypertufa pot making workshop.  


August 7, 2016

1 pm

  Maryanne Gryboski's house, Lebanon, CT
 
  Speaker Glen Lord will talk about bonsai trees and succulent bonsai. Glen is a master plants-man with a wide range of botanical interests. Glen worked at Bonsai West as an artist and teacher for many years and is currently the caretaker of the Harvard Arboretum Bonsai and Penjing Collection. Glen is an avid cacti and succulent plant enthusiast who has served as the president of the Cactus and Succulent Society of Massachusetts and especially loves the weird and wonderful world of variegated, crested and monstrose C&S. He is also a fun person to chat with so bring your bonsai questions, this is sure to be a fun meeting!


September 11, 2016
(week after Labor Day holiday)

  Bus Trip to Wave Hill Botanic Garden, Bronx, NY 

  The Club is renting a bus (with an on board bathroom) to drive members to the garden.
  Pick up will be at the commuter lot across from Naugatuck Community College.
  See the newsletter for details. 

 
 October 2, 2016
1 pm

  UConn, Storrs 
  Meet in the Torrey Life Sciences Building
  75 North Eagleville Rd., Storrs, CT 06269 - google maps directions
  You can park on the street for free on Saturdays, there is also a parking garage

  Speaker Matthew Opel - horticulturist at the UConn EEB Greenhouses 

  Tour the UConn EEB  Greenhouses before and after the talk
  Steven Hammer plant raffle (for members only & hopefully 2 plants per member)
     Plant raffle flyer
  

 November 6, 2016
1 pm

  Danbury, CT Public Library
  
  The CCSS is very lucky to have noted cactus author and expert Fred Katterman speaking to us about "Cactus Exploration in Argentina". This is sure to be an excellent talk. See the November newsletter for details and driving directions.


December 4, 2016
1 pm

  Edgerton Park 
  75 Cliff Street
  New Haven, CT
  directions page
  
  Holiday Party! -  See the November and then the December newsletter for details and driving directions. e