Upcoming Talks By Karen Bussolini

See Upcoming Talks

2018 |2019

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2015 | 20162017

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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 https://uconnmastergardeners.gosignmeup.com/public/Course/browse?courseid=12021

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, STraina@mhl.org

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, elisemayer@me.com

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


2019 Talks

March 12, 2019

9:45 a.m.

Survival in the Darwinian Garden: Planting the Fittest

The Hills Garden Club of Wellesley

The Gardeners Study Group of Wellesley

Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room

530 Washington Street

Wellesley, MA 02482

March 19, 2019

9:45 a.m.

Where Bulbs Shine . . . On and On

Sasqua Garden Club

Fairfield, CT

April 6, 2019

10:00-12:00 a.m.

Jazzing Up the Garden with Color, Contrast and Movement

Hamilton College Arboretum

Kennedy Auditorium

Taylor Science Center

Clinton, NY 13323

Free and open to the public


April 22, 2019

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

The Worcester Garden Club

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive

Boylston, MA 01505


April 27, 2019

1:00 p.m.

Planting the Year-Round Pollinator Garden

Madison Public Library

39 Keep Street

Madison, NJ 07940

For more information: Margie.ticknor@mainlib.org

May 15, 2019

7:30 p.m.

The Edible/Ornamental Garden

The Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire

Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Avenue

Cheshire, CT 06410

Open to the public

Book sales and signing prior to talk

June 9, 2019

2:00-3:30 p.m.

Gardening with Kids: Opening Eyes and Doors

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons

Bridgehampton Community House

2357 Montauk Highway

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Open to the public 

$10.00 charge for non-members. Members free