Join us at one of our many Special & Community Events. Where we embrace the seasons and enjoy our amazing 40 acres of natural wonders.

See below for our featured events.
Celebrate the Spring Season here at New Canaan Nature Center! Come and enjoy the trails!
Don't miss all the outdoor family fun we're having here at New Canaan Nature Center! This spring, join us for our annual Great Egg Hunts, a Sounds of Spring Night Hike, and more. We also welcome you to "adopt” a plot in our community garden for the growing season!
Check out our calendar to stay up to date on all of our events, trail walks, and opportunities to search for some of nature's most treasured gifts (apple trees, maple trees & honey bees) and treasured wildlife (deer, squirrels & birds).

3rd Annual Lecture & Luncheon

Ellie Cullman of Cullman & Kravis – May 2, 2019 

Woodway Country Club

Join us as this year’s Lecture & Luncheon will feature the celebrated designer and author Ellie Cullman of Cullman & Kravis. Adding to your luncheon experience, accompanying Ellie will be her design partners, Claire Ratliff, Lee Cavanaugh, Alyssa Urban, & Sarah Ramsey. Following in the tradition set by the legendary Bunny Williams in 2017, and celebrated architect Peter Pennoyer and interior designer Katie Ridder in 2018, we are thrilled to welcome Ellie Cullman and her partners to our annual Lecture & Luncheon

Secret Gardens Tour

The Tour & Lecture is a unique opportunity for hundreds of garden enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates the beauty of the outdoors to be inspired by an outstanding garden setting. It is an adult only self-guided tour, allowing the attendees to visit the garden at their own pace. Last year we have added a lecture component, so attendees can learn about the specific gardens and property. We are also excited to open the home so visitors can view the garden from the inside, allowing them to see how the exterior and interior designs come together to create a beautiful setting.

Harvest Festival

September 2019

The New Canaan Nature Center will be hosting our 8th Annual Harvest Festival in 2019!

This is one of our largest fundraisers for the New Canaan Nature Center, it will take place in the meadow, under a tent with beer, bites, wine, and live music by the Jazzholes.

Fall Fair

October 18 & 19, 2019

In October 2019, join the New Canaan Nature Center for two days of traditional family fun at our 50th annual Fall Fair! Come and enjoy carnival rides, a crazy maze, spooky stroll, pumpkin decorating, fire truck rides, apple sling shot, zip line, and so much more! Food, drinks, & snacks will be available for cash purchase as well.

Holiday Market

November 2019

The New Canaan Nature Center will kick off the holiday season by hosting our Holiday Market! The Holiday Market was such a success last year, we are bringing it back! There will be unique gifts items including jewelry, clothing, chocolate, and much more. This year it will take place on Thursday, November 29th, with a preview party on Wednesday, November 28th.

Preview Party Ticket: $55.00 per person

Preschool Parent Preview Party Ticket: $40.00 per person

Shopping Day Ticket: $10.00 per person

Glass House & New Canaan Nature Center Present: Deborah Nevins

May 31, 2018

Landscape designer Deborah Nevins will discuss her work and recent projects. Her talk is preceded by a self-guided tour of the Glass House and followed by a light reception.

Deborah Nevins is the president of Deborah Nevins & Associates, the New York-based landscape design firm she founded over 25 years ago, and a principal of Nevins & Benito Landscape Architecture. Her firm’s recent work includes the 40-acre Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center and Park in Athens (with Renzo Piano Building Workshop), and the ongoing expansion of the campus of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, including landscapes for new buildings by Steven Holl Architects. She also designed the Pritzker Garden at the Art Institute of Chicago. The firm’s extensive residential work includes significant gardens and estates throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe. The work of Deborah Nevins & Associates is noted for exciting visual experiences, a sophisticated use of plants, and a dedication to sustainability. A historian of landscape and architecture, Nevins lectures often and her writing has appeared in numerous books, journals, and periodicals.

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