Plant of the Week
November 6, 2015
Fig and Anachronistic Daffodil
Ficus carica and Narcissus species
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Plant of the Week
November 13, 2015
Last of the Roses
Rosa x Charmian
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The greenhouses will be closed for the Thanksgiving weekend, as we give our employees and docent volunteers the chance to enjoy the entire weekend with friends and family. The grounds are always available, so please visit for a walk through the muted late fall landscape.
Join us on Friday December 11, as we throw open our doors and roll out the red carpets for an evening in the happy present tense. Light refreshments, live music and a tour of the glass houses will provide for an evening of light hearted entertainment, toe-tapping rhythms and some slight edification on who we are, what we do and to some extent why we do it. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.
Join us at Marsh Hall, 360 Prospect Street, on Thursday November 5 for the highly anticipated Green Cafe presentation on coffee. Gina Gerfao and Benjamin Toalston from Blue State Coffee will provide some insight into the culture, the brewing and the taste of coffee. Come prepared to taste the different types, the roasting regines and blends provided. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Because of vacation and other staffing issues, we will not be hosting Last Sunday of the Month open hours for June and July. We will restart this popular program on Sunday August 30. Join us then!
Ian Sussex, professor emeritus of the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Dept. at Yale and Nancy Kerk will provide some information and lead a discussion on the history of our food crops. Please join us at 4 PM on Thursday March 5. All are welcome, admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.
We are 'enjoying' a true throw-back New England winter, with snow every few days followed by bitter cold. We were closed for one day earlier but we do not anticipate a closure unless the weather changes drastically. Parking right now is at a premium, so if you plan to visit, please call ahead and we'll do our best to make sure our lot has space for you. It's a great time to be in the greenhouses, with papaya and bananas ripening, lots of flowers opening and we offer a great respite from the snow and cold. There is always a cup of tea waiting... Read more »
Due to the impending snow storm, we will be sending all personnel home to be safe and sound, at noon on Monday Jan. 25. We anticipate that Tuesday will be even more inclement, so we will be closed from noon Jan. 25 until 8 AM Wednesday Jan. 27. If snowfall exceeds predicted levels, even that Wednesday date may be at risk.
Be safe, be warm and be well.
The last Sunday of every month (except Dec., June and July) we open our doors to visitors, and provide a docent to lead tours through the greenhouses and gardens, when weather permits. Join us this Sunday, Jan. 25, for a stroll through the greenhouses where you can find desert denizens, carnivorous plants, tropical fruits and much more. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.
We are proud to co-host a coffee tasting, with our partner for this event, One World Roasters ( oneworldroasters.com). Eric Ciolino will lead a discussion about growing, harvesting, roasting and drinking coffee. There will be a docent-led tour at 4, taking a look at what's new in our greenhouses.
As part of Yale University, we close our doors for the holiday recess, starting around three PM on Tuesday Dec. 23, and reopening on Friday Jan. 2. We are sorry for any mised opportunities to make new friends and connections, but our staff very much appreciate the time away!