Ecological Gardens & Landscapes

Discover how to create beautiful outdoor spaces that benefit wildlife and people

Join Greenwich Audubon Center for our Ecological Gardens & Landscapes Workshop series —learning opportunities for creating ecologically beneficial and beautiful outdoor spaces.

One of the best ways we can support wildlife in our homes, schools, or community spaces is through gardening. While most people agree that vibrant local environments are beautiful, and fostering them without the use of harmful chemicals is beneficial, doing so requires an understanding of how plants, animals, and people interact to create balanced ecosystems.

2023-2024 Course Series

We invite you to take part in our immersive 9-part Ecological Gardens & Landscapes program course series, led by James Carr—who taught at the New York Botanical Garden for more than 20 years and co-led by Andy Chapin - Former Greenwich Audubon Land Steward. This comprehensive course series will use outdoor classroom and hands-on learning to teach you everything you need to know in order to design, install, cultivate, and manage thriving, pesticide-free gardens and home landscapes.

This course series will take place on the first Sunday of each month between October 2023 and August 2024 excluding February & July 2024. All classes will take place in a group setting on the Audubon grounds, starting with a presentation in Kiernan Hall followed by a hands-on outdoor portion in our demonstration garden.

Once you register for the course, we will reach out to you with more information about the program, including a syllabus. Capacity is limited, so we encourage you to register early.

Get ready to create your own ecological garden oasis! Come with a desire to learn, leave with a solid foundation of know-how.

2023-2024 Course Series Schedule

9 classes in total, held the first Sunday of each month from October 2023 through August 2024

NO programs will be held in February or July 2024.

All Programs are $25 per person except for 'Introduction to Ecological Gardening' which is FREE.


Sunday, October 1st 2023

Introduction to Ecological Gardening (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Sunday, November 5th 2023

How to Create an Ecological Garden (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Sunday, December 3rd 2023‚Äč

How to Grow Plants from Seed PART 1 (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Sunday, January 7th 2024

How to Grow Plants from Seed PART 2 (1 p.m. -  3 p.m.)

Sunday, March 3rd 2024

How to Create an Ecological Garden Pond (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Sunday, April 7th 2024

The Needs of Plants & How to Satisfy Them Ecologically (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Sunday, May 5th 2024

Preparing Soil & Planting (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Sunday, June 2nd 2024

Protecting Plants Ecologically (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Sunday, August 4th 2024

Composting Workshop (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

We will meet you in our lobby for check in at the start of each program. Please come prepared with waterproof boots/shoes and clothing appropriate for gardening.

For questions, please contact us at or 203-869-5272.

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