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April 2020

Membership Meeting – Entertaining in the 1920’s – CANCELLED

April 13 @ 7:00 pm
Eolia Mansion, 275 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385 United States
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We will try to reschedule the program at a later date.  ENTERTAINING IN THE ERA featuring Ivy Mellow of Ivy's Catering. Ivy will serve samples of the foods that were popular in the Harkness era. Highlights of Edward and Mary's entertainment style will be presented.

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May 2020

Annual Plant Sale: Postponed- waiting to hear from State DEEP on new dates

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
CT United States

The 26th Annual Plant Sale is postponed at Harkness Memorial State Park in the Carriage House Courtyard.  We are waiting to hear from State DEEP on new dates. -- Heirloom heliotrope, propagated by FOH volunteers this winter, will be available for sale. Annuals grown by our horticulture volunteer partners at the Camp Harkness greenhouse will also be ready for purchase. Plant divisions from the Harkness gardens, award winning daylilies from the Harkness beds and divisions from FOH members’ gardens will…

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May Membership Meeting: Cancelled

May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Eolia Mansion, 275 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385 United States
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Cancelled due to the Governor's restrictions on social distancing

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June 2020

June Membership Meeting – CANCELLED

June 8 @ 7:00 pm
Eolia Mansion, 275 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385 United States
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Ellen Biddle Shipman & the American Garden Garden historian Judith B Tankard will discuss the life and career of Ellen Shipman (1869-1950), a well-known contemporary of Beatrix Farrand. From 1910 through the 1940s, Shipman designed over 600 gardens from New England to the South and Midwest. Her gardens were small in scale, with beautiful, but labor-intensive plantings. Some of her most famous gardens include Longue Vue in New Orleans, the Sarah P. Duke gardens in North Carolina, and the Cummer Museum…

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CT Historic Garden Day- CANCELLED

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eolia Mansion, 275 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385 United States

Docent tours will not be available this year due to COVID-19 restrictions on group size and social distancing. Come and enjoy tours of the Gardens designed by America’s first female landscape architect, Beatrix Farrand and the History of the Harkness estate, EOLIA, presented free of charge from 11am to 3pm by Park staff and Friends of Harkness volunteers at Harkness Memorial State Park on Great Neck Road in Waterford, CT. Tours of the Harkness Mansion will be available from 10am…

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July 2020

July Membership Meeting

July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Eolia Mansion, 275 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385 United States
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Monday, July 20th, 2020 7:00 pm The July Membership meeting is restricted to 40 attendees to maintain social distancing.  You must register here by July 14th to guarantee your seat.   ENTERTAINING IN THE ERA featuring Ivy Mellow of Ivy's Catering. Ivy will serve samples of the foods that were popular in the Harkness era. Highlights of Edward and Mary's entertainment style will be presented. Rain date of Tuesday, July 21

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August 2020

Membership Picnic

August 10 @ 5:30 pm
Eolia Mansion, 275 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385 United States
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Friends of Harkness Membership Picnic August 10th 2020 5:30 pm Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Annual Membership picnic will take on a different look this year. Instead of our usual hot dog , hamburger and pot luck fare we will be having picnic boxes provided by Ivy’s Home Made. These will consist of a selection of four sandwiches, orzo pasta salad and fresh fruit salad and a dessert cookie. The Board will provide soft drinks and water. Please feel free…

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September 2020

Membership Meeting – Monarch Migration Program

September 14 @ 7:00 pm

Monarch Migration program

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October 2020

Membership Meeting – Cancelled

October 12 @ 7:00 pm
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November 2020

Annual Meeting at the Mansion

November 2 @ 7:00 pm
Eolia Mansion, 275 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385 United States
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Annual review of accomplishments, election of officers and at- large members to the Board of Directors , vote on by-laws changes - refreshments will be served.

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