Upcoming Redding Garden Club Programs and Events

Garden Tour Showcases Redding’s Unique Gardens

Stroll through a lush garden surrounded by Knock-out Roses and large drifts of Hydrangeas, take in the beauty of a new-planted pollinator meadow, and relax in the tranquil setting of water fountains and rustic Umbriam stonework. For the Love of Gardening, a tour of seven unique Redding gardens, will take place Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

This popular self-guided tour, which showcases the beauty and diversity of Redding gardens, is co-sponsored by New Pond Farm Education Center and the Redding Garden Club and is a fundraiser for both organizations. Proceeds underwrite the Redding Garden Club’s scholarship fund and New Pond Farm Education Center programs that educate over 5,000 children a year.

This year’s featured gardens are:

Homefront Farmers (2021 Tour Sponsor): This farm is a homestead that grows and sells organic vegetables, keeps bees, and makes maple syrup, utilizing no-till farm practices to promote the health of soil biology and the local ecosystem. Learn about the newly-planted pollinator meadow. Find them at:

Dogwood Hollow: Undulating grounds, mature trees, sunny spaces, and rock walls surrounded by woods and a meadow showcase plantings that include Raspberries, Asparagus, Herbs, Strawberries, Currants, Primroses, Foxgloves, Dogwood, and Weeping Cherry Trees.

Stormbourne: In 2012, Superstorm Sandy swept through this garden. Now, a meadow with countless wildflowers has replaced a dense forest, with an expansive view over marshland and a 200-acre preserve. 

New Pond Farm Education Center: The late actress Carmen Mathews transformed this 102-acre property into an environmental education center and working farm featuring rolling pastures plus perennial, herb, and vegetable gardens for visitors to enjoy.


La Casa del Gallo D'Oro: Take a step back in time while you relax and enjoy the tranquil perennial gardens, water fountains, and rustic Umbrian stonework that surround this Victorian log home. 

The Plant School: The many gardens on this five-acre property include “The Pool Border,” with its collection of Knock-out Roses and large drifts of annuals and hydrangeas, and the “Stepping Stone Gardens,” interplanted with an extravagant profusion of annuals and miniature perennials.


Stonewall Farm: Wildlife flock to this garden and its birdfeeders, with beds of annuals and perennials set off by hand-built stone walls. Learn about the bear-proof birdfeeder -- an especially interesting conversation!


For the Love of Gardening — Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. rain or shine. There is currently a waiting list for tickets. For the latest registration information go to: www.newpondfarm.orgTickets are $50 for the tour, $65 for tour plus catered picnic lunch. Sanitized restrooms available at New Pond. Farm. For the safety of our guests and hosts, masks and social distancing required. There will be a drawing held at New Pond Farm with a selection of garden-related prizes.

Tickets and luncheon reservations must be purchased in advance at or by calling 203-938-2117. Deadline for tour-only tickets June 10. Lunch order deadline June 5. Ticket reservations received after June 1 must be picked up at New Pond Farm Education Center.  


Invasive Vines Alert for Monarch Butterflies

Two invasive vines —
black swallow-wort and pale swallow-wort — are affecting our Monarch butterfly. The female Monarch is laying her eggs on the toxic vines called black and pale swallow-wort.  The vines are toxic to the eggs and are harmful when eaten. Read and download more information:


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Click here to see a list of Deer Resistant Plants

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