Grow a Meadow, Large or Small

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The Suffield Garden Club is pleased to announce that landscape designer Kathy Connolly will be the guest speaker at their April 3 meeting. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Second Baptist Church, 100 North Main Street, Suffield at 11a.m. Club members and non-members are invited to attend.

Kathy will present her popular lecture “Grow a Meadow, Large or Small” for Garden Club members and guests. She specializes in naturalized designs, low-impact techniques, and native plants for homeowners, municipalities, and organizations. Kathy holds a Master’s degree in Ecological Landscape Planning and Design from the Conway School in Northampton, Mass.

Photo by Kathy Connolly
Landscape designer Kathy Connolly is pictured in her Old Saybrook naturalized garden.

Why grow a meadow? Connolly has many reasons. “Meadows are low maintenance and attract all kinds of wildlife, including birds and butterflies. They do not require pesticides or herbicides, and meadow flowers and grasses come in beautiful colors.”

How does one create a meadow? “No one can grow an instant meadow,” explains Kathy, “but you can quickly increase your understanding of what it takes to create and maintain one.”

Kathy is a regular columnist for The Day community news media, which circulates throughout southeastern Connecticut. She gives more than 30 talks and workshops each year for conservation organizations, master gardeners, land trusts, and garden clubs, and is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional through the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut. Her website is

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