Welcome to the Garden Education Center of Greenwich Youth Program site with our photos, resources, program updates and special project information.

COMING UP at the GEC this April

Lettuce_logo_1(1)The themes for April are Spring Greens and heirloom varieties.  We’re excited to celebrate the first annual Greenwich Lettuce Challenge with Green Schools.

  • April 12: 2nd Sunday at the GEC [ˈɡɛk] Teen Workshops (age 12-17) Workshop, 2-4pm.  Drop in for part or all of a Q & A and demonstrations with our special guest, Dr. Jonathan Roberti, Hippocrates Health Institute Educator and Concious Living Guru. $15/student.   More Information Here
  • April 1, 8, 22, & 29: Mushrooms (1-3 with caregiver)  Wednesday Morning Mushrooms
  • April 19:  First Annual Buttercrunch Awards for the Lettuce Challenge & Third Sunday Nature Play, 2-4 pm.
  • April 22:  Earth Day planting at Green & Tonic
  • April 26th Don’t miss the Town of Greenwich’s Earth Day Month Celebration – Soil Day at the GEC.  Another chance to dig around with UCONN Master Composters
  • Until May 8th Community Haiku Challenge – for our first anniversary poetry garden

Support G E C
Write a poem for our garden
You could win a prize!


  • Sprouts & Seedlings (ages 3-11) week long enrichment programs during school vacations, This Summer’s theme:  Summer Journals: Maps, Sketches, Stories, Doodles, and Searches with special guest experts who will explore with us and stretch our imaginations.
  • Upcoming May Programs


We’ll bring a presentation to your classroom, or welcome you in our greenhouse, garden, and power of plants classroom.

NOW until April 22nd: Lettuce tell you a story  CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST LETTUCE CHALLENGE UPDATES.

ONGOING:  compost, vermicomposting, borrow a worm bin (for those lettuce plants that don’t make it).

ONGOING:  recycling with the Green Schools Environmental Docent Program

ONGOING:  youth group tours of the greenhouse and our current projects (Master Composters just built us a new pallet compost bin, and May Market and pollinator garden prep in the greenhouse).

About the Garden Education Center 

The GEC is located at the town-owned Montgomery Pinetum, with greenhouse, learning garden, classrooms, pond, gift shop, and a magnificent collection of Evergreens, woodland trails, wildflowers, and old stone structures and sculptures.  We are an hour away from New York City.

At the Garden Education Center of Greenwich, a non-profit volunteer organization in Cos Cob, CT, we are dedicated to promoting horticulture, conservation and the arts through educational programs, outreach activities and special events.

Please visit www.gecgreenwich.org to learn more and register for our full list of programs and offerings.


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