Peter J. Tesei

Witherell Opens New Friendship Garden

More than 100 guests attended the Open House for the new Nathaniel Witherell Friendship Garden May 20, enjoying the beautiful views, light refreshments, and music by the Maria Tiscia Trio. Located in the heart of Nathaniel Witherell’s campus, the Friendship Garden was specifically designed to enhance residents’ sensory perception by including over 600 trees, shrubs, and plants that change with the seasons and stimulate the senses. Dogwoods, laurels, azaleas, and rhododendrons are all currently in bloom. The garden also features benches, wandering paths, and a fountain, plus a new outdoor deck and furnishings have been installed. A special thanks to our major garden contributors: Hortulus, The Woman’s Club of Greenwich, Cummin Associates, Summer Rain Sprinkler Systems, and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy. read more...

Greenwich Kicks off Earth Day Month

Each year, in celebration of Earth Day, local officials and environmentalists put together a month-long calendar of events that runs from April until early May. “In Greenwich, the First Selectman proclaims April as Earth Day Celebration Month and the Conservation Commission assembles a calendar of events working with the environmental community,” stated Denise Savageau, Conservation Director. “Once again we have a very impressive calendar of events. Whether you are interested in swapping out your old light bulbs for energy efficient ones, learning about composting, going for a bird walk, exploring our wetlands, or joining in a March for Climate Change, there is something for everyone.” read more...