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Garden Club Calendar Features The Four Seasons Of Wilton

This snow-covered tree off Ridgefield Road is one of the images featured in the Wilton Garden Club's Discover Outdoor Wilton 2013 Calendar. Photo Credit: Katie Wardle
This window at Ambler Farm is featured in the Wilton Garden Club's 2013 Discover Outdoor Wilton calendar. Photo Credit: Laurie Bepler
A picture of wetlands off Ridgefield Road is featured in the Wilton Garden Club's 2013 Discover Outdoor Wilton calendar. All the calendar's photos were taken by Wilton residents. Photo Credit: Paula McGraime

WILTON, Conn. – Some of Wilton’s most scenic vistas can be yours for an entire year, courtesy of a calendar published by the Wilton Garden Club.

Images from town photographers are featured in the first-ever Discover Outdoor Wilton calendar. It is the brainchild of the Garden Club’s conservation committee, which invited shutterbugs of all ages to take creative photos in different parts of town during all four seasons. The effort was meant to get people to show what they love about Wilton, Conservation Committee co-chair Kristen Begor said.

“We asked for their favorite reading spots, favorite vistas, childhood haunts, where you used to play hide and seek,” Begor said. “We got over 70 photos from 30 photographers. We were just thrilled with the response.”

A committee of five photographers perused the photos that were selected for the calendar. The 12 winning shots were announced last month at a Garden Club reception at the Gilbert & Bennett Community Cultural Center.

Those who snapped the photos loved taking part, Begor said. “It’s really all about Wilton and the beautiful sites we have in Wilton,” she said. “It showcases what kind of talent we have in Wilton. People in town can take beautiful photos. We could have done four or five calendars.”

So far, more than 50 calendars have been sold, Begor said. She hopes to sell more as the holidays approach and people give gifts to fellow Wilton residents and town natives residing elsewhere. Proceeds from the calendar sales will go toward repairing the Garden Club’s greenhouse at the Comstock Community Center.

Calendars can be purchased for $20 at the Garden Club luncheon next Monday, at the Village Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday or throughout December at the Gilbert and Bennett Community Center.

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