COS COB, Conn. -- The annual May Gardeners Market will be held on Saturday, May 7 at the Garden Education Center of Greenwich in Cos Cob.
The May Gardener's market has a 40-year history and presently is made possible thanks to 40 greenhouse volunteers, under Horticultural Director Lisa Beebe, who propagate the plants for the annual event, where where hard-to-find tomatoes are a specialty.
Vendors include Kent Russell, Bird House Brokerage, Moorefield Farms, Marvin Gardens and McCue Gardens, a wildflower and native plant vendor.
The community-wide social event historically draws serious gardeners in search of unusual plants, novices seeking advice on what to plant where, parents with small children and occasionally the family dog who frequently hitches a ride in a red wagon.
There will be kids' programs featuring frogs, beneficial insects such as praying mantis, bees and cocoons in the greenhouse that opened to release butterflies.
Regional classrooms will participate in the Fairchild Challenge by potting up and growing lettuce plugs planted from seed by GEC greenhouse volunteers.
Children will also be able to take a sensory journey through Bouquet Garni and make a sachet to bring home as a gift for Mother’s Day.
This annual fundraiser supports the Educational and Senior Outreach Programs of the Garden Education Center. 2016
For more information, call (203)869-9242 or visit www.gecgreenwich.org
The event will run rain or shine at 130 Bible St., Cos Cob, Conn.