Talks By Karen Bussolini in 2018



January 27, 2018

10:00-12:00 a.m.

The Unsung Season: Gardens in Winter

Master Class and on-site walk, weather permitting

Sponsored by UConn Master Gardeners

The Bartlett Arboretum
151 Brookdale Road
Stamford, CT 06903

 For more information and registration visit

Pat Carroll, Master Gardener Coordinator

Books will be available for purchase and signing

February 3, 2018

4:00 p.m.

Jazzing Up the Garden With Color, Contrast and Movement

Scoville Memorial Library
38 Main St.
Salisbury, CT 06068

(Free and open to the public)

February 24, 2018

2:00 p.m.

Herb Liberation!

Kent, CT Town Hall
41 Kent Green Boulevard
Kent, CT

Sponsored by the Kent Memorial Library and Kent Garden Club to benefit The Kent Seed Library

Bring a packet of seeds – or several – for the Kent Seed Library for a chance to win one of my books 

The Naturescaping Workbook 

Admission $5.00

March 3, 2018

(March 4 snow date)


Mad Gardeners Symposium

Designing with Plenty for Pollinators

Housatonic Valley Regional High School
246 Warren No. 1 Turnpike (just off Rt. 7)
Falls Village, CT 06031

Symposium registration

April 17, 2018

11:00 a.m.

Planting the Year-Round Pollinator Garden

North Country Garden Club of Long Island (GCA)
Locust Valley, NY 11560

(Members and invited guests only)

April 18, 2018

Naturescape Your Yard

Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry St.
Plantsville, CT 06479

May 8, 2018

11:00 a.m.

Bringing It All Home: Garden Photography, Garden Making and The Art of Seeing

The Stamford Garden Club (GCA)

(Members and invited guests only)


May 15, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

40 (+) Great Plants for New England Gardens

The Rye Driftwood Garden Club

Rye Congregational Church Fellowship Hall
580 Washington Rd.
Rye, NH 03870

Open to the public

(9:30 social time, 10:00 meeting, 10:20 speaker)

Donations (optional) appreciated

May 15, 2018

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Naturescape Your Yard

Memorial Hall Library

2 North Main St.

Andover, MA 01810

For more information

Stefani Traina,

June 14, 2018

1:00 p.m.

Designing with Plenty for Pollinators

Westport Garden Club

St. Luke Catholic Church

49 Turkey Hill Road North

Westport, CT 06880

Open meeting

For more information

Elise Mayer,

July 18, 2018

1:00 p.m.

Herb Liberation!

New Fairfield Senior Center Garden Club

33 Route 37

New Fairfield, CT 06812

Open to the Public

Special invitation to New Fairfield, New Milford and Danbury Garden Clubs

October 10, 2018

12:00 noon

Jazzing Up the Garden with Color, Contrast and Movement


Federated Garden Clubs of New York

District X Annual Luncheon

(Orange, Rockland and Sullivan Counties)

Blauvelt, NY

October 16, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Planting the Year-Round Pollinator Garden

Gentian Garden Club

Scituate Community House
546 West Greenville Road
North Scituate, RI 02857

Open to the public, $5.00 at the door

October 20, 2018

8:00 a.m. Registration, book sales and socializing

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Program 

Solving Garden Design Dilemmas

Want to jazz up a tired landscape, reduce maintenance or garden more sustainably? Karen Bussolini, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente and Christine Froehlich will show you how during this day-long workshop. They will each share their take on renovating gardens and offer practical advice that will help you to evaluate your own gardens and come up with a plan of action to correct the problems. 

Zion Episcopal Church

326 Notch Hill Road

North Branford, CT 06471

Breaks for refreshments, book sales, socializing and time for lunch (bring your own or order from a local deli) are included in the day.

Download Flyer for this Event

Register online here or download our registration form and mail to Natureworks.

COST:  $75.00

Contact Karen if you have questions