• Four Members, Two Topics: Garden Club To Host Invasives & House Plants Presentation

    The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will have four of its members presenting a program covering two topics — the problems with invasive vines in Connecticut, and the positive effects of house plants in a home — on Wednesday, October 14. The program will begin at 7 pm. It will be held at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road.

    All are welcome, free of charge.

    Josie Schmidt and Diana Johnson were the co-presidents of the garden club for the last two years.

  • Battling Plants At Home: Garden Club Display Helps Residents ID Invasives

    Do you know what’s growing in your backyard?

    Thanks to the Garden Club of Newtown members’ efforts, residents can take a look at some of the problem plants that are thriving in Newtown. Information and photos of these plants are now on display at C.H. Booth Library.

  • Conservation Commission Offering Invasive Plant ID

    Members of Newtown Conservation Commission are again offering their services to residents who want help identifying invasive plants for private homeowners. 

    Invasive plants have become an ever-increasing problem for Newtown, both in landscaped areas as well as forests and open spaces. Some invasives are actually sold in nurseries and arrive in our yards by planting them. Others have spread into uncultivated areas, crowding out native species and decreasing the overall health of our forests and open spaces.