The Garden Education Center of Greenwich
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The Garden Education Center of Greenwich


MISSION
The Garden Education Center is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation and the arts through educational programs, outreach activities and special events.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President-Michele Smith; Vice President Program-Dana Welles; Treasurer-Betty Johnson; Recording Secretary-Dawn Hasapis; Vice President Horticulture-Kendra Mascioli

Courtnay Arpano, Melissa Chickering, Barbara Collier, Joanne Frentz, Jane Ghazorossian, Miriam Landsman, Michele K. Linen, Helen Loughrey, Lisa Moser, Sharon Polan, Karen Sadik-Khan-Advisory Council Chair, Tyler Schuessler, Carol Scott, Margery Scotti, Judy Soto.


STAFF
Director of Horticulture- Lisa Beebe
Administrative Director- Lisa Carmona
Director of Youth Education - Deanna Novak
Office Assistant- Donna Friedlander
HOURS
Office: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. GEC is closed in July. Reduced summer hours in August. Greenhouse: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Greenhouse is closed Tuesdays and the months of July & August.
Garden Education Center is closed on national holidays.
Due to inclement weather, the GEC follows the Greenwich Public School system.



MEMBERSHIP
Members receive reduced rates on programs, special mailings, invitations to member-only events, and the program catalog 2 times annually.


PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Prior registration and payment are required for all programs.

Register online, via phone (203)869-9242 or via fax (203) 869-0619 using your MasterCard or Visa.

Mail program registration to the following address:
The Garden Education Center of Greenwich
130 Bible St., P.O. Box 1600, Cos Cob, CT 06807


CANCELLATION POLICY
If the GEC cancels a program, registrants will be notified and receive a full refund.

Registrant must cancel at least three (3) working days before the start of the program or five (5) working days before the start of a trip, to receive a house credit applicable to future programs.


RENTALS
The GEC facilities, located in the beautiful Montgomery Pinetum, are available for rent for meetings, programs, special events, weddings, other parties, etc. Please contact the office for information and rates.


DIRECTIONS
From I-95

Exit 4 - Indian Field Road (from NY turn left, from CT turn right).

Follow Indian Field Road to the end traffic light. Turn right onto Route 1 Post Road (Putnam Ave.). At fourth traffic light, turn left onto Orchard Street. Proceed .2 miles and turn right onto Bible Street. Follow Bible Street .7 miles; the entrance to the Garden Education Center is on your left at sign reading Montgomery Pinetum, Garden Education Center.

From the Merritt Parkway

Exit 31 - North Street

Follow sign at end of exit ramp toward Greenwich Business District, taking North Street south to first traffic light. Just before traffic light turn left and bear right onto Old Church Road. Follow Old Church Road to the end traffic light. Turn left onto Route 1 Post Road (Putnam Ave.). At the seventh traffic light, turn left onto Orchard Street. Proceed .2 miles and turn right onto Bible Street. Follow Bible Street .7 miles; the entrance to the Garden Education Center is on your left, sign reading Montgomery Pinetum, Garden Education Center.




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