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Vanderbilt Historic Site, 4097 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY
Saturday at 9:00AM to
Mon, May 29 4:00PM

Annual three-day sale at Vanderbilt Mansion parking lot. Thousands of annuals and perennials will be on sale at reasonable prices. All profits support operation and restoration of the Vanderbilt garden. All plants are locally grown. The plant sale is held annually every Memorial Day weekend, Saturday-Monday, 9am-4pm at the Visitors' Center parking lot at the Vanderbilt Historic Site.

Fee: Free Admission; Cost of plants

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May 2017
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), Middletown, NY
2017-05-30 10:00:00 UTC
2017-05-30 12:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 12:00PM on Tues

Old stone containers make wonderful planters, but they are heavy. Hypertufa is a lighter weight man-made, stone-like material created from natural materials that can be fashioned into all sorts of containers and objects. In this class, you will make a hypertufa planter to take home with you.

Fee: $30 per person, $27 pp Gardening in Orange County subscribers


CCE - Education Center, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY
2017-05-31 18:30:00 UTC
2017-05-31 20:00:00 UTC
at 6:30PM - 8:00PM on Wed

Learn how to control pests and weeds organically by focusing on preventing problems and creating a natural balance to keep pests at bay. Cecily Frazier will teach organic strategies like building up healthy soil to strengthen plants, as well as cultural, biological, physical and chemical controls for gardeners in their ongoing struggle with critters and weeds.

Fee: $15
Space is limited so register early to reserve your seat! Pre-registration is required by the Friday before each class.

For full details and registration to go
For more information or to be sent a brochure/registration form, contact Dona Crawford, Community Horticulture Educator, or (845) 340-3990 x335.

June 2017
New Windsor Town Hall Lawn, 555 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY 12553
2017-06-03 08:30:00 UTC
2017-06-03 10:00:00 UTC
at 8:30AM - 10:00AM on Sat

The New Windsor Garden Club will host a Community Plant Swap open to local gardeners and plant lovers. Bring your perennials, extra annuals, divisions and seedlings to our community plant swap and trade them with neighbors and fellow gardeners. Get rid of what you don’t need and get new plants for free.

To participate, bring at least one plant to swap. All plants must be in containers and clearly labeled. No invasive species, please. Rain or Shine. Bring boxes to carry your plants home. Set up starts at 8:30am – swapping begins at 9:00am .

Fee: Free

For more information contact Michele at or find us on Facebook.

Forsyth Park Pavilion, 157 Lucas Avenue, Kingston, NY
2017-06-03 09:00:00 UTC
2017-06-03 12:30:00 UTC
at 9:00AM - 12:30PM on Sat

19th Annual GREAT PLANT SWAP & SALE presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Master Gardeners.

Here's how the swap works: Pot up your plants by May 20th. Drop off your plants on Saturday morning between 9-10am. Swappers receive vouchers for the number of plants they drop off. Swappers return at 11am to swap vouchers for plants.

At 11:30am the swap opens to the public for plant sale. No early birds please.

Fee: Free

For more information visit the online calendar at
Call Dona at 845-340-4990 x335

Stonecrop Gardens Gatehouse Garage, 81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, NY
2017-06-03 09:00:00 UTC
2017-06-03 13:13:00 UTC
at 9:00AM - 1:13PM on Sat

This is a two-day workshop. Day 1 (June 3) – History of alpine troughs followed by the preparation of trough from hypertufa mix into various sized molds.

Day 2 (June 4) – Removal of trough from mold. Learn curing methods & aftercare of trough.

Space is limited to 10 participants.
Participants must commit to attending both days.

Fee: $80/$60 for members.

Registration and pre-payment required.

CCE - Education Center, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY
2017-06-07 18:30:00 UTC
2017-06-07 20:00:00 UTC
at 6:30PM - 8:00PM on Wed

Wouldn’t it be nice to spend more of your time sipping iced tea in your garden then toiling away the hours nurturing demanding plants? Diane Backus will share her hard-won knowledge and experience to guide you in choosing the best low maintenance, no-fuss plants that will deliver a beautiful garden and less work for you.

Fee: $15

Space is limited so register early to reserve your seat! Pre-registration is required by the Friday before each class.

For full details and registration to go
For more information or to be sent a brochure/registration form, contact Dona Crawford, Community Horticulture Educator, or (845) 340-3990 x335.

Patterson Environmental Park, Marble Avenue, Patterson, NY
2017-06-10 10:00:00 UTC
2017-06-10 11:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 11:00AM on Sat

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County hosts
Build-Your-Own Rain Barrel workshop!

Watering lawns and gardens can account for as much as forty per cent of summertime water use. Try watering with rainwater and save the tap water for drinking!

As summer drought and possible water restrictions kick in, you can take advantage of rainwater runoff to irrigate your garden. Rain barrels are a great, mosquito-proof way to capture water from your gutters and lesson the draw on your home well or water supply.

Participants in this one hour workshop will build their own 55 gallon rain barrel, complete with spigot, overflow, and mosquito screening. Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to help, Space is limited! Be sure to have a vehicle to transport your completed barrel home.

Fee: $50
Registration is requested.

For more information and a registration form, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County at (845) 278-6738 or visit

Palatine Parsonage, 52 Maple Ave., Germantown, NY
2017-06-10 13:00:00 UTC
2017-06-10 16:00:00 UTC
at 1:00PM - 4:00PM on Sat

For 89 years, the Germantown Garden Club has held an annual Standard Flower Show. This year it will take place on Saturday, June 10 from 1–4 p.m. and on Sunday, June 11, from 1–3 p.m.

The show will feature flower arrangements, educational displays, and horticultural specimens. The theme this year is “Gardens, Gardens, Gardens.” As gardeners, we don’t always think about the many different kinds of gardens we could plant. From moon gardens to fairy gardens to bulb gardens, who knew there were so many different types! This year’s flower show pays homage to many of them. You will find that all the divisions are based on themed gardens.

The design division will feature fresh and dried flower arrangements in eight major groups. The horticulture specimens division will include individual flowers, herbs, branches, and container-grown plants. The show is open to the public and admission is free. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to see the different types of horticulture available at this time of year, to see beautiful and inspiring flower arrangements, and to visit Germantown’s premier historic site and maybe learn something new, too!

Fee: Free
For more information, please call Fran Bufi - 518-537-4868

Orange County Arboretum, 41 Grove St., Off Route 416, Montgomery, NY
2017-06-11 12:00:00 UTC
2017-06-11 16:00:00 UTC
at 12:00PM - 4:00PM on Sun

A "Fairy Festival" will take place at the Orange County Arboretum located in Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 41 Grove St. off Route 416, Montgomery, NY.

Build a Fairy House; Make a Fairy Crown or Wand; Enjoy Story Time; Face Painting and more. Wear your wings to dance in the "Fairy Parade". Search our garden for evidence of fairies. Rain or shine. The Children's Program Volunteers at the Arboretum look forward to welcoming you to this fun event.

Fee: $3.00 per person.
Refreshments and Fairy Merchandise available for purchase.

The proceeds will help support further construction of the Children's Garden” at the Arboretum.

Call for more information (845)283-5011

Upper Grandview, NY, , ,
2017-06-14 10:00:00 UTC
2017-06-14 11:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 11:00AM on Wed

Session III of the 2017 Gardening Lecture Series Arranged by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County. Visit a spectacular garden in Upper Grandview, NY, including designs by Matt Horn.

As this is a private residence, there will be no walk-ins for this event. Advance registration is mandatory. When you register, you will receive the location details. *Parking is Very Limited, Please Arrange Carpools*

Visit a spectacular garden way above the Hudson River in Upper Grandview, NY. Make your way up the long driveway and arrive at the house and gardens. Giant rhododendrons hug the house and stands of ornamental grasses sway in every direction. In summer, you’ll see big swaths of hydrangeas and black-eyed Susan’s dotting the many perennial beds. Butterfly bushes with purple blooms and lots and lots of roses-mostly crimson, with a few pink ones dotting the beds here and there. A wonderfully inviting 50-by-20 foot swimming pool with a separate spa pool surrounded by gardens designed by Matt Horn. Also visit the folly, a whimsical, ornamental structure on the grounds. Don’t miss the dreamy outdoor kitchen with dramatic views of the Tappan Zee Bridge and on a clear day, the Manhattan skyline if you turn southward.

Fee: $18

Pre-registration must be accompanied by check, with this form and received one week prior to the lecture in order to receive the pre-registration price of $18.00.

Please make checks payable to: Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County. Mail to: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Attn: Gardening Lecture Series, 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980.

No refunds on programs, and no confirmation forms mailed. Participants needing special accommodations should contact our office at 845-429-7085.

Contact: Jennifer Strianese
(845) 429-7085 ext. 117

St. James' Episcopal Church, 1 St. James' Place, Goshen, NY 10924
2017-06-17 09:00:00 UTC
2017-06-17 15:00:00 UTC
at 9:00AM - 3:00PM on Sat

St. James' Episcopal Church will host its 14th annual "Gardens of Goshen" event with a self- guided tour of some of Goshen's most beautiful gardens. Tickets include a fresh gourmet luncheon served under a tent on the front lawn of St. James' Episcopal Church

Fee: Advance tickets are $40. Tickets the day of the event will be $45 if still available.
NOTE: Only 200 tickets will be sold.

For tickets or information and photos from past tours visit or find us on Facebook and click on Garden Tour.

You may also mail your order request; just send a self addressed stamped envelope, with your check made out to St. James' Episcopal Church, to Gardens of Goshen Tour, 55 Wickham Avenue, Goshen, New York, 10924. Call John at 845-294-9004 for any questions. You may also pick-up tickets at the Church office at 1 St. James Place, Goshen NY Phone is 845-294-6225.

CCEUC - Education Center, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY
2017-06-21 18:30:00 UTC
2017-06-21 20:00:00 UTC
at 6:30PM - 8:00PM on Wed

The importance of a colorful, buzzing, chirping, and varied pollinator garden cannot be over-emphasized! Elisa Amster Ross will share tools of the trade for choosing, planting and maintaining a pollinator friendly garden that will bloom from spring through the first frost of winter.

Fee: $15
Space is limited so register early to reserve your seat! Pre-registration is required by the Friday before each class.

For full details and registration to go

For more information or to be sent a brochure/registration form, contact Dona Crawford, Community Horticulture Educator, or (845) 340-3990 x335.

Morrison Mansion/SUNY Orange, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY 10940
2017-06-24 09:00:00 UTC
2017-06-24 16:00:00 UTC
at 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Sat

Annual self-guided tour through some of the finest gardens in Middletown and surrounding areas. They range from city gardens to country gardens with pond, sculptures and plenty of flowers for butterflies, birds and bees. Garden hostesses will be at each home to answer questions. Guests will also have an opportunity to speak with the home owners.

Plant sale on mansion veranda from 9am until sold out.

Refreshments will be available.

There will be a drawing for garden related items and a white elephant table will be available with garden items

Fee: $15.00 adults (children under age of 16- free)
Phone: 845-361-4216

Dappled Berms - The Garden of Scott VanderHamm, 74 Colburn Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY
2017-06-24 10:00:00 UTC
2017-06-24 16:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 4:00PM on Sat

The event is sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and is part of their very popular Open Days Program which since 1995 has been inviting gardeners from around the country to share their gardens and gardening know-how with the public.

Three Gardens Open for Tour in the Town of Poughkeepsie:

1). Dappled Berms - The Garden of Scott VanderHamm: 74 Colburn Dr.

2). Frank and Lois Van Zanten: 138 Wilbur Boulevard

3). Alice Pond: 94 Wilbur Boulevard

Special Bonus: PLANT SALE: Dappled Berms - 74 Colburn Dr:
Adams Fair Acre Farms will be participating with a Pop-up Nursery in the driveway entrance selling many of the shade perennials which can be found Scott's garden.

Fee: $7.00/Discount Tickets available in Advance; Members Enjoy 50% off