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Kathleen Groll Connolly, speaker on landscape planning, garden design and horticulture


I offer workshops and seminars for organizations, garden centers, libraries, garden clubs, master gardeners, community colleges, and professional associations.

Recent topics: 

5 Ways to Cover Ground and Give the Lawnmower a Rest

Grow Your Own Meadow, Large or Small

Foundation Gardens: Designs that Say "Welcome Home"

Deer in the Garden: Strategies for Coexistence

Native Plants for the Home & Community

Other recent and upcoming talks include "Successful Shade Gardening,"


"Kathy's presentations are always lively and well prepared." Bill Basel, Cheshire, CT, library

"You did such a great job teaching the deer-resistant landscapes workshop." Elizabeth Farnsworth, New England Wildflower Society. 

"What a wealth of common-sense knowledge you brought to us," Ann Letendre, Friends of Valley Falls, Vernon, CT

“Kathy Connolly’s warm and engaging teaching style brings her passion for sustainable landscaping directly to the classroom." Ian Canning, (former) Director of Business and Industry Services, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT

Friends of Valley Falls, Vernon, CT from their newsletter:

"Kathy gave an interesting and provocative presentation on native plants for the home and community landscape. She discussed the high ecological value of native plants and their role in supporting birds and pollinators. She also discussed approaches to using them in a managed landscape." 

To see more endorsements, please visit Great Garden Speakers.

See the event calendar.