Everyone is welcome to attend programs offered by the CHS Education Committee. Registration in advance is required (download a registration form at right) Click on the place name below for directions.
A Day of Laurels, and More
Sunday June 9, 10 am -3:30 pm
Broken Arrow Nursery, 13 Broken Arrow Road, Hamden
CHS celebrates mountain laurels in bloom at Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden and Broken Arrow owner and acclaimed laurel hybridizer Richard Jaynes, for whom a CHS scholarship is being named at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
Tickets cost $20 for both CHS members and friends; $10 for students with valid ID. A CHS sticker admits you to our informal luncheon. To buy tickets, call or email the CHS office, 860-529-8713, firstname.lastname@example.org
10:30: Tour some of Broken Arrow’s distinctive woody plants with Adam Wheeler. If you’ve seen Adam’s great presentation, “Oddball Plants for Oddball People,” you’ve got some idea of the richness of trees and shrubs with variegated, unusual, or colorful foliage in Broken Arrow’s collection.
12: Dick Jaynes will present “Out of the Woods and Into the Garden” a slide presentation covering his 50 years of hunting and hybridizing mountain laurels.
1: A delicious lunch followed by presentation (with cake!) to honor Dick and CHS’ formal announcement of the Dick Jaynes Scholarship.
2:30: Andy Brand will lead a tour highlighting “Rare and Unusual Perennials for the Woodland Garden.” New Polygonatums, Disporums, and Broken Arrow’s great collection of Epimediums will be among the plants featured.
4:00 Broken Arrow closes for the day.
During the day, we’ll also have a silent auction. Broken Arrow is donating several of Dick Jaynes’ latest Kalmia selections, some of which are one of only a couple plants in existence and none of which are available in the trade.Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden