Ecological Gardening Private Session Registration
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Ecological Gardening Private Session
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613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831, US
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One of the best ways we can support wildlife around our homes, schools, or community spaces is through gardening.  While local environments are beautiful and fostering them without the use of harmful chemicals is beneficial, doing this effectively requires an understanding of how plants, animals, and people interact to create balanced ecosystems.  We are offering these private sessions in ecological gardening to help you develop a deeper understanding of this ecological balance, and to equip you with strategies to accomplish this. 

These private sessions will be led by James Carr, who has taught at the New York Botanical Gardens for over 20 years.  Please find the descriptions for each possible theme below, each of which may last up to 2 hours.  If there will be multiple people in your party, please let us know the expected guest attendance.  Please make sure each member of your party brings and wears a mask.  After making your purchase, we will be in touch with you to schedule the date and time for your program.  The date and time of year for your program is flexible, and we will email you after you book your program to schedule a date.  All sessions will take place at the Greenwich Audubon Center.


Photo: Monarch Butterfly / Creative Commons.



Session Theme Options:


Ecological Garden Design 

This program will help you learn techniques for designing your garden, as well as foundational principles for ecological gardening. It will contain a portion of lecture and hands-on training outside.

Ecological Pond Design 

Ponds are tremendously beneficial, providing critical hydration to your plants and vital habitat for wildlife that support the health of your garden.  This program will help you learn techniques for designing your very own ecological pond to support wildlife.  Please note that this does not include koi ponds.

Raised Garden Bed Design

Raised garden beds are a wonderful way of protecting your plants and creating a lower-maintenance system for your garden.  This program will help you learn techniques for designing, building, and maintaining raised beds, and will contain a portion of lecture and hands-on training outside.


This program will teach you how to build a composting system in your backyard.  Composting is a wonderful way to help plants and wildlife, and allows for the creation of beautiful, lower maintenance landscapes and flower gardens. This workshop will provide hands-on training and guidance.



This IN-PERSON session will take place at the Greenwich Audubon Center.  Participants are required to wear a face mask covering for the duration of the program. 

Our buildings and facilities are still closed to the public, so we please ask that you plan accordingly.  A bathroom will be available. 


  • Program Fee: All private sessions held at the Greenwich Audubon Center are $200.  If you would like a personal visit to your home for the garden and are within 25 minutes driving distance of our Center, we have a traveling option for $300.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Recommended for ages 12 and up.
  • After booking, we will reach out to you soon about scheduling a date of your choice for the program.
  • For questions, please contact Caroline Bailey at or 203-900-3349.

Please note, by signing up for this event you are consenting to receive emails from Audubon about this program and our conservation work. You may opt-out of our emails at any time.

PLEASE NOTE:  Ticket purchases are final and non-refundable. If you cannot attend the program for any reason, you can share your ticket with another guest.

$200.00 per Composting
$200.00 per Garden Design
$300.00 per Personal Home Visit and Assessment
$200.00 per Pond Design
$200.00 per Raised Garden Bed Design
Cancellation Policy
NO REFUNDS: We are unable to refund this in the event you decide not to attend, however you are welcome to share your ticket purchase with another guest in your place. In the event of inclement weather, we will schedule a rain date.

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