Events

Here are our lectures and events for 2018.

All lectures and workshops start at 10:00am and take place in the Farm’s lecture room located in the upper parking lot. Fees noted next to each event.

Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 a.m. Relax & Pull Up a Chair–Patio Gardening Talk
<strong>Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 a.m.</strong> Relax & Pull Up a Chair–Patio Gardening Talk

Time constraints, limited space, the need to chill—all of these factors have made small space gardening and patio entertaining hot topics. Join us for cool tips, colorful combo suggestions, design choices and ideas for creating a space where you can relax and enjoy family, friends and good times. Our Garden Advisors will be available following the event to consult on individual projects. No registration required. Free.

Saturday, May 26 - Tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m Memorial Day Celebration
<strong>Saturday, May 26 - Tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.  & 1:00 p.m</strong> Memorial Day Celebration

Celebrate the holiday in our gardens while enjoying watermelon, ice tea, and balloons for the kids and garden tours. Veterans and active duty military personnel will receive a 10% discount on all purchases. We thank you for your sacrifices. Tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 16 - 12:00 p.m. Hydrangea Talk & Lunch in the Garden
<strong>Saturday, June 16 - 12:00 p.m.</strong> Hydrangea Talk & Lunch in the Garden

We will provide a box lunch with a sandwich, drink, chips and cookie for you to enjoy in the garden with Retail Manager Tom Bodnar while learning all the ins and outs of growing and landscaping with Hydrangeas. Reservations required. The fee of $15.00 will be charged at time of registration.

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$15.00
Saturday, May 12 - 10:00 a.m. 4th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Container Event
<strong>Saturday, May 12 - 10:00 a.m.</strong> 4th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Container Event

Shop for colorful annuals with a knowledgeable personal assistant then sit back as our staff assembles a unique planter perfect for a patio or entryway. This workshop sells out each year so sign up now as space is limited. Bring Mom, and make the outing a great Mother’s Day gift! Fee: $49 per assembled planter including 1 decorative container, up to 5 annuals, soil and labor. Additional plants available for purchase. Please note that the final price will depend on choices made at the event. Reservations are required, but there is no cost to make a reservation for the event.

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Saturday, May 12 - 1:00 p.m. 4th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Container Event
<strong>Saturday, May 12 - 1:00 p.m.</strong> 4th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Container Event

Shop for colorful annuals with a knowledgeable personal assistant then sit back as our staff assembles a unique planter perfect for a patio or entryway. This workshop sells out each year so sign up now as space is limited. Bring Mom, and make the outing a great Mother’s Day gift! Fee: $49 per assembled planter including 1 decorative container, up to 5 annuals, soil and labor. Additional plants available for purchase. Please note that the final price will depend on choices made at the event. Reservations are required, but there is no cost to make a reservation for the event.

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Saturday, May 12 - 11:00 a.m. 4th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Container Event
<strong>Saturday, May 12 - 11:00 a.m.</strong> 4th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Container Event

Shop for colorful annuals with a knowledgeable personal assistant then sit back as our staff assembles a unique planter perfect for a patio or entryway. This workshop sells out each year so sign up now as space is limited. Bring Mom, and make the outing a great Mother’s Day gift! Fee: $49 per assembled planter including 1 decorative container, up to 5 annuals, soil and labor. Additional plants available for purchase. Please note that the final price will depend on choices made at the event. Reservations are required, but there is no cost to make a reservation for the event.

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Saturday, May 12 - 2:00 p.m. 4th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Container Event
<strong>Saturday, May 12 - 2:00 p.m.</strong> 4th Annual Mother's Day Make & Take Container Event

Shop for colorful annuals with a knowledgeable personal assistant then sit back as our staff assembles a unique planter perfect for a patio or entryway. This workshop sells out each year so sign up now as space is limited. Bring Mom, and make the outing a great Mother’s Day gift! Fee: $49 per assembled planter including 1 decorative container, up to 5 annuals, soil and labor. Additional plants available for purchase. Please note that the final price will depend on choices made at the event. Reservations are required, but there is no cost to make a reservation for the event.

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 18–20 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The 13th Annual Great Tomato Celebration
<strong>Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 18–20 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.</strong> The 13th Annual Great Tomato Celebration

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.

The outdoor sale will be held for three days, Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20 in the field adjacent to the White Flower Farm Store. Hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.

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

What's for Sale?

This year we’re offering over 130 varieties of Tomato seedlings, including treasured Heirlooms and the top-rated modern hybrids (all non-GMO), plus over 100 Peppers, veggies, herbs and berries, along with everything else you’ll need for this year’s kitchen garden.

Shop early for the best selection! Click here for a list of Tomato varieties being offered. Please note that this list is subject to change and that we cannot guarantee availability of specific varieties.

Growing Supplies

In addition to plants, there will be a wide selection of fertilizers, mulch, containers, ties, stakes, and more.

More Than Just a Plant Sale

White Flower Farm's staff experts will be on hand each day to answer your questions. For those looking for more information about growing Tomatoes and other vegetables, there will be lectures and demonstrations on Friday and Saturday.

Friday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m.  White Flower Farm Nursery Manager and Tomato grower extraordinaire Barb Pierson offers Top Tips for Growing Tomatoes and Veggies. Free.

Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m.  White Flower Farm Nursery Manager and Tomato grower extraordinaire Barb Pierson offers Top Tips for Growing Tomatoes and Veggies. Free.

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.

Saturday, June 9 - 10:00 a.m. Boot Camp for Your Senses Talk & Book Signing with Tovah Martin
<strong>Saturday, June 9 - 10:00 a.m.</strong> Boot Camp for Your Senses Talk & Book Signing with Tovah Martin

Scheduled to coincide with the publication of garden writer Tovah Martin’s new book, The Garden in Every Sense and Season, this talk explores the garden on all levels by attuning your nose to the scents and training your ears to listen. Tailored to the current season to make each presentation dynamic, Tovah will lead you through an odyssey of exploration to awaken the senses and enrich your time spent in the garden. Reservations required. The fee of $15.00 will be charged at time of registration.

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$15.00
Saturday, June 23 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. White Flower Farm Open House
<strong>Saturday, June 23 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.</strong> White Flower Farm Open House

You are cordially invited to our Open House. The event takes place, rain or shine, on the hillside beside the store at 167 Litchfield Road, Morris, CT, 06763.

On Saturday afternoon, June 23, we hope you’ll join us for our Open House as we celebrate our 68th year in the nursery business. Free guided tours of our gardens begin at 1 p.m.

At 2 p.m., we’ll set out complimentary cucumber sandwiches, iced tea, and fresh strawberries.

Bring your friends and family, and meet and mingle with fellow gardeners and members of the Wadsworth family, the owners of White Flower Farm. While you’re here, we hope you’ll take the time to shop for great additions to your garden and landscape, as well as to tour our Begonia House.

We look forward to seeing you.

Open House hours:

Saturday, June 23: Guided Tours of the Display Gardens, 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 23: Complimentary Iced Tea & Cucumber Sandwiches, 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 7 - 10 a.m. BIG, Beautiful and Bountiful B&L Begonias
<strong>Saturday, July 7 - 10 a.m.</strong> BIG, Beautiful and Bountiful B&L Begonias
Be dazzled by the spectacular blossoms of our exclusive offering of Britain’s Blackmore & Langdon tuberous Begonias. Head Gardener Cheryl Whalen will let you in on all the tricks of growing these specimens and give a tour of our renowned display. Be sure to leave space in your car to take some of these beauties home! Prices vary for the Begonias. Lecture is Free.
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