Lectures & Events

Calendar of Events

Each year, White Flower Farm hosts a series of lectures and special programs featuring staff members and well-known horticulturalists. You'll have fun learning, talking with White Flower Farm staff, touring our display gardens, shopping from a special selection of plants, and visiting scenic northwestern Connecticut. All talks are held rain or shine in our lecture hall, which is located up the hill behind our retail store on Route 63 in Morris, CT. Lecture attendees may drive up the hill to park closer to the event.

All lectures and workshops start at 10 a.m., unless otherwise noted, and take place in the Farm’s lecture room located in the upper parking lot.

Most events are free. If not, the fee is noted next to the event.

Street Address: 167 Litchfield Road, Morris, CT 06763

Location: On Route 63, 3.5 miles south of the center of Litchfield, CT

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Saturday, April 25 - at 10:00 a.m Cancelled: "Almost Weed Free" Vegetable Gardening in Small Spaces
<strong>Saturday, April 25 - at 10:00 a.m</strong> Cancelled:

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event in order to comply with guidance from local health officials regarding the coronavirus.

Learn the tricks to success of this up and coming form of small space gardening – gardening in air-pruned garden bags and containers. Don’t be tied to time consuming garden tasks, enjoy the bounty and beauty of small space gardening right outside your back door. This is a free event with registration required.

Saturday, June 13 - 10:00 a.m. Hydrangeas; a New and Practical Look
<strong>Saturday, June 13 - 10:00 a.m.</strong> Hydrangeas; a New and Practical Look

Join us in the garden as we feature the traits, uses and how-to-tips to be successful with this ever popular genus of plants. Nursery Manger Tom Bodnar will lead a talk outside among the Roses, Hydrangeas and perennials to showcase the differences in Hydrangea varieties and new insights on how to get more blooms each year in a Connecticut garden. Drawing for free plants. This event is free with registration required.

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Tuesday, June 16 - Tuesday, July 21 9:00-10:00 a.m White Flower Farm Morning Yoga
<strong>Tuesday, June 16 - Tuesday, July 21  9:00-10:00 a.m</strong> White Flower Farm Morning Yoga
Every Tuesday, from June 16 - July 21 at 9:00-10:00 a.m

Renew and restore this summer with a morning yoga class at White Flower Farm energized by yoga instructor Marcia Vallier. This class will include postures (asana) to help stretch and lengthen tight muscles with movement to increase circulation and give you more energy. Breathing exercises and meditation will help calm your mind and reduce stress.

Marcia is a teacher of Power Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. She completed Power Yoga teacher training with Baron Baptiste in 2001 and has been a KRI Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® since 2010. She is also certified as a therapeutic yoga teacher. Marcia is inspired to help people of various ages to live a happy healthy life through yoga and bodywork.

No experience with yoga is necessary to attend this class. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Registration required. Fee: $60. for entire 6 week class schedule

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$60.00
Saturday, June 27 - 9:00 a.m. Garden Photography with Your Smartphone
<strong>Saturday, June 27 - 9:00 a.m. </strong> Garden Photography with Your Smartphone

Realize your artistic capabilities by taking wonderful garden and plant photos that will amaze your friends and Instagram followers. We will explore practical tips and creative suggestions to help you capture sizzling photos of your favorite flowers, all with the use of your smart phone. An exploration of color, light and composition will aid you on your journey. Great for the beginner and plant enthusiast. Bring your phone, as we will head out to the gardens and put you to the test! This event is free with registration required. Take note of the earlier start time!

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Wednesday, July 22 - 2:00 p.m. Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club Session 2: Flower Arranging: Seasonal, Sustainable, Colorful and Creative
<strong>Wednesday, July 22 - 2:00 p.m.</strong> Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club Session 2: Flower Arranging: Seasonal, Sustainable, Colorful and Creative

This session includes a floral demonstration and favorite book selections by several authors. Learn about new flower arranging styles, materials and how social media has greatly expanded flower arranging concepts. We will be reading from several selections but feel free to share from your favorite flower book.

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms by Erin Benzakein

Benzakein's book is equal parts instruction and inspiration, a flower gardening book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. Find inspiration in this flower book: Irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms. Tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates. Step by step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic florist design and décor for every season.

The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials by Ariella Chezar

Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book provides step-by-step instructions for more than 45 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular and equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreaths, garlands, grand gestures, and more—all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design.

Handpicked: Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements by Ingrid Carozzi

Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements. Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, Carozzi offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade. Readers are encouraged to source, make, or upcycle unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars, and vases. Full of natural floral compositions that marry the modern with the rustic, Handpicked is a lushly photographed, practical guide to creating your own exceptional flower arrangements at home.

Please join us for any session of White Flower Farm’s Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club

We will have a lively discussion on selected titles and varying garden related topics. If possible, we will meet in the White Flower Farm gardens, if weather is not ideal we will meet in our lunchroom. Snacks will be provided. Seating is limited so please register early.

Session 1: Wednesday, May 27th at 2:00, Garden of Marvel: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger Click here

Session 2: Wednesday, July 22nd at 2:00, Flowering Arranging: Seasonal, Sustainable, Colorful and Creative selections by several authors.

Session 3: Wednesday, September 16th at 2:00, The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen Click here

For your convenience, copies of the books selected will be available for checkout at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, CT two months before the discussion. The book group name is White Flower Farm Bookworms. Books maybe checked out with any valid Connecticut library card and returned to any Connecticut library.

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Wednesday, September 16 - 2:00 p.m. Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club Session 3: The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen
<strong>Wednesday, September 16 - 2:00 p.m.</strong> Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club Session 3: The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen
The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage. When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a “land girl,” tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily’s lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified—and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow. As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.

Please join us for any session of White Flower Farm’s Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club

We will have a lively discussion on selected titles and varying garden related topics. If possible, we will meet in the White Flower Farm gardens, if weather is not ideal we will meet in our lunchroom. Snacks will be provided. Seating is limited so please register early.

Session 1: Wednesday, May 27th at 2:00, Garden of Marvel: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger Click here Session 2: Wednesday, July 22nd at 2:00, Flowering Arranging: Seasonal, Sustainable, Colorful and Creative selections by several authors. Click here Session 3: Wednesday, September 16th at 2:00, The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen

For your convenience, copies of the books selected will be available for checkout at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, CT two months before the discussion. The book group name is White Flower Farm Bookworms. Books maybe checked out with any valid Connecticut library card and returned to any Connecticut library.

Register
Saturday, May 9 - 9:30 a.m. Cancelled: 6th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Potting Event
<strong>Saturday, May 9 - 9:30 a.m.</strong> Cancelled: 6th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Potting Event

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event in order to comply with guidance from local health officials regarding the coronavirus.

Bring your mom or a favorite friend to the farm and create your own patio pot full of colorful annuals. A store associate will create a custom design with you, and staff members will pot up your selected plants while you wait! Fee: $55 per person, includes 1 large 14” deco pot, 5 annuals and soil. Don’t delay, this event sells out yearly! Registration required, please plan to spend 1 hour creating your patio pot.

$55.00
Saturday, May 2 - 10:00 a.m. Cancelled: Shrubs; the New Perennial, Talk & Book Signing
<strong>Saturday, May 2 - 10:00 a.m.</strong> Cancelled: Shrubs; the New Perennial, Talk & Book Signing

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event in order to comply with guidance from local health officials regarding the coronavirus.

We welcome back Lorraine Ballato, Connecticut based author of Success with Hydrangeas: A Gardener’s Guide, with her new and very popular talk. They're here! Shrubs now come in sizes from 12" to 24", just the right size to mix with perennials in your borders and gardens. They can give you color with interesting foliage, flowering, structure and almost zero maintenance. So join us as Lorraine shows you these newer introductions and start to integrate your gardens with these beauties that promise a bright future. Light refreshments, book signing and a drawing for free plants. This is a free event with registration required.

Saturday, May 9 - 11:00 a.m. Cancelled: 6th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Potting Event
<strong>Saturday, May 9 - 11:00 a.m.</strong> Cancelled: 6th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Potting Event

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event in order to comply with guidance from local health officials regarding the coronavirus.

Bring your mom or a favorite friend to the farm and create your own patio pot full of colorful annuals. A store associate will create a custom design with you, and staff members will pot up your selected plants while you wait! Fee: $55 per person, includes 1 large 14” deco pot, 5 annuals and soil. Don’t delay, this event sells out yearly! Registration required, please plan to spend 1 hour creating your patio pot.

$55.00
Saturday, May 9 - 1:30 p.m. Cancelled: 6th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Potting Event
<strong>Saturday, May 9 - 1:30 p.m.</strong> Cancelled: 6th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Potting Event

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event in order to comply with guidance from local health officials regarding the coronavirus.

Bring your mom or a favorite friend to the farm and create your own patio pot full of colorful annuals. A store associate will create a custom design with you, and staff members will pot up your selected plants while you wait! Fee: $55 per person, includes 1 large 14” deco pot, 5 annuals and soil. Don’t delay, this event sells out yearly! Registration required, please plan to spend 1 hour creating your patio pot.

$55.00
Saturday, May 9 - 2:30 p.m. Cancelled: 6th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Potting Event
<strong>Saturday, May 9 - 2:30 p.m.</strong> Cancelled: 6th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Potting Event

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event in order to comply with guidance from local health officials regarding the coronavirus.

Bring your mom or a favorite friend to the farm and create your own patio pot full of colorful annuals. A store associate will create a custom design with you, and staff members will pot up your selected plants while you wait! Fee: $55 per person, includes 1 large 14” deco pot, 5 annuals and soil. Don’t delay, this event sells out yearly! Registration required, please plan to spend 1 hour creating your patio pot.

$55.00
Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16 – 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cancelled: The 15th Annual Great Tomato Celebration
<strong>Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16 – 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.</strong> Cancelled: The 15th Annual Great Tomato Celebration

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event in order to comply with guidance from local health officials regarding the coronavirus.

Every year in the end of May, White Flower Farm brings its vast selection of Tomato and vegetable seedlings from the greenhouses and puts them up for sale on the lawn next to our Store. We chose this date because it's the ideal time for planting in our area -- the threat of frost has usually passed and it's the best time to get edible plants in the ground to give them the longest possible growing season.

Get everything you need for your kitchen garden at the Great Tomato Celebration. We offer many varieties of Tomato seedlings including treasured heirlooms and top-rated modern hybrids (all non-GMO), along with everything else you’ll need – from savory herbs and veggie plants to garden products to help you be successful. Experts will be on hand to answer all your questions, and free lectures and demonstrations are part of the fun. Rain or shine. Daily, 9 am to 5 pm. You are welcome to bring your own wagon or cart to the sale.

Location: White Flower Farm, 167 Litchfield Road, Morris, CT 06763

Please note: if you plan to use a gift certificate or merchandise credit at our retail location, you must bring it with you. We will not be able to retrieve any account information at the event.

Wednesday, May 27 - 2:00 p.m. Cancelled: Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club Session 1: Garden of Marvel by Ruth Kassinger
<strong>Wednesday, May 27 - 2:00 p.m.</strong> Cancelled: Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club Session 1: Garden of Marvel by Ruth Kassinger

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event in order to comply with guidance from local health officials regarding the coronavirus.

Full Book title: Garden of Marvel: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger

Frustrated by plants that fail to thrive, author Ruth Kassinger sets out to understand the basics of botany in order to become a better gardener. She retraces the progress of the first botanists who banished myths and misunderstandings and discovered that flowers have sex, leaves eat air, roots choose their food, and hormones make morning glories climb fence posts. She also visits modern gardens, farms, and labs to discover the science behind extraordinary plants like one-ton pumpkins, a truly black petunia, a biofuel grass that grows twelve feet tall, and the world's only photosynthesizing animal. Transferring her insights to her own garden, she nurtures a "cocktail" tree that bears five kinds of fruit, cures a Buddha's Hand plant with beneficial fungi, and gets a tree to text her when it's thirsty. Intertwining personal anecdote, accessible science, and untold history, the ever-engaging author takes us on an eye-opening journey into her garden, and yours.

Please join us for any session of White Flower Farm’s Earthworm Meets Bookworm Book Club

We will have a lively discussion on selected titles and varying garden related topics. If possible, we will meet in the White Flower Farm gardens, if weather is not ideal we will meet in our lunchroom. Snacks will be provided. Seating is limited so please register early.

Session 1: Wednesday, May 27th at 2:00, Garden of Marvel: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants by Ruth Kassinger Session 2: Wednesday, July 22nd at 2:00, Flowering Arranging: Seasonal, Sustainable, Colorful and Creative selections by several authors. Click here Session 3: Wednesday, September 16th at 2:00, The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen Click here

For your convenience, copies of the books selected will be available for checkout at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, CT two months before the discussion. The book group name is White Flower Farm Bookworms. Books maybe checked out with any valid Connecticut library card and returned to any Connecticut library.

Saturday, May 30 - 10:00 a.m. Cancelled: Garden Gift Workshop - Perfect for Teachers & Dads
<strong>Saturday, May 30 - 10:00 a.m.</strong> Cancelled: Garden Gift Workshop - Perfect for Teachers & Dads

We apologize, but we have cancelled this event in order to comply with guidance from local health officials regarding the coronavirus.

Visit the farm for great garden gifts to share with a cherished teacher or to show your affection for Dad this Father’s Day. The selection is wide ranging in our garden store and this year we are offering a small workshop to create a beautiful garden related gift for that special someone. Fun for kids of all ages. $5 fee for materials. Registration required. Limited seating!

$5.00
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