Events from the Last 30 days

July 2017
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CCEUC, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY
2017-07-11 18:00:00 UTC
2017-07-11 20:00:00 UTC
11
July
at 6:00PM - 8:00PM on Tues

Invasive plants can be found all over the Hudson Valley, choking out streams and causing extensive economic and environmental damage. Fortunately, plant fibers can be used in constructive ways. As part of NY Invasive Species week, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Community Horticulture Program is hosting a fun and informative class, Making Paper from Invasive Plants.

The class will start with a brief discussion on invasive plants in NYS. Then, the fun begins! Participants will learn how to make paper and crafts from both recycled and invasive plant material, and will create and leave with their very own artisan paper creations.

Participants are encouraged to share their war stories and battle strategies for combatting invasive species. A handout will be provided with more resources on utilizing invasive plants in many different ways.

Fee: $15/person which includes materials, and space is limited to 20 participants.

Pre-registration is required by July 6.

For registration, visit the event webpage at http://tinyurl.com/Paper-from-Invasives.
For more information or to be sent a registration form, contact Dona at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or email dm282@cornell.edu.


Woodfield Cottage, 20 Hammond House Road, Valhalla, NY
2017-07-06 15:00:00 UTC
2017-07-06 17:00:00 UTC
6
July
at 3:00PM - 5:00PM on Thurs

Tour our beautiful gardens while learning the guiding principles of our food growing program with NY Times Featured and Food Bank’s very own Food Growing Expert, Doug DeCandia. Learn techniques for your own garden and plant your very own watermelon to take home!

Here at the Food Bank, we are entering our 6th growing season, having produced an average of 50,000 pounds so far at our five main garden sites throughout the County! All the food we grow is distributed to the Food Bank's partner agencies - mostly via our Mobile Food Pantry.

Fee: $25
Contact: (914) 418-5204
Email: madeline.sulla@foodbankforwestchester.org
http://www.foodbankforwestchester.org/events/gardening101


Innisfree Garden, 362 Tyrrel Road, Millbrook, NY
2017-07-02 11:00:00 UTC
2017-07-02 13:00:00 UTC
2
July
at 11:00AM - 1:00PM on Sun

Explore Innisfree, a powerful icon of mid-twentieth century design now recognized as one of the world's ten best gardens. The group will take a lively 1.5 hour tour focusing on the people, the inspirations, and the natural and designed features that make Innisfree such a memorable and moving place. The terrain is irregular so good walking shoes are suggested. Advance reservations via email are strongly suggested.

Fee: $10 for Innisfree members, $15 for the general public.


Innisfree, 362 Tyrrel Road, Millbrook, NY
2017-07-01 11:00:00 UTC
2017-07-01 13:00:00 UTC
1
July
at 11:00AM - 1:00PM on Sat

Explore the extraordinary array of native plants at Innisfree with George Petty, a life-long naturalist who has led many wildflower and bird walks for the New Jersey Audubon Society. He is a Life Member of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, and former Chair of their Publications Committee.

George is Professor Emeritus of English at Montclair State University, a published poet, and author of Hiking the New Jersey Highlands: Wilderness in Your Backyard.

Fee: $10 for Innisfree members, $15 for the general public.


June 2017
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Garden of Heather and Joe Conley, 126 Snow Bunting Ct, Montgomery, NY
2017-06-24 11:00:00 UTC
2017-06-24 15:00:00 UTC
24
June
at 11:00AM - 3:00PM on Sat

Come one, Come all to our Secret Garden Tour - Hosted by Heather and Joe Conley.

Our garden has several waterfalls: A babbling brook with 2
waterfalls, several water features, numerous patios. Feel free to just sit down, relax and enjoy the hundreds of flowers, plants, bushes, and grasses. The many water features and gardens as well as most of the waterfalls were constructed by the owners themselves!

Rain date: Sunday June 25th

Free light refreshment will be provided by the Conley’s!

Fee: No entry fee - A free-will donation to the Montgomery Food Pantry will be appreciated!

For more details and directions call (845) 457-5240



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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
24
June
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

845-424-6500
info@gardenconservancy.org
https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/dutchess-county-ny-open-day-6


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Morrison Mansion/SUNY Orange, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY 10940
2017-06-24 09:00:00 UTC
2017-06-24 16:00:00 UTC
24
June
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
patwilson041740@live.com


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CCEUC - Education Center, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY
2017-06-21 18:30:00 UTC
2017-06-21 20:00:00 UTC
21
June
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 http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/events/2017/05/17/spring-lecture-series.

For more information or to be sent a brochure/registration form, contact Dona Crawford, Community Horticulture Educator, dm282@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990 x335.


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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Rt 9, Hyde Park, NY
2017-06-18 13:00:00 UTC
2017-06-18 16:00:00 UTC
18
June
at 1:00PM - 4:00PM on Sun

The Vanderbilt Garden Association interpreters will offer FREE tours of the formal gardens (weather permitting). Tours begin at the entrance to the gardens. The volunteer interpreters will discuss the history of the gardens, with a focus on the Vanderbilt ownership and the mission of the not-for-profit Vanderbilt Garden Association to rehabilitate and maintain the plants, shrubs, trees, and statuary in the gardens as they were in the 1930’s just prior to Mr. Vanderbilt’s death.
They will also provide information about three major projects the gardens are currently undergoing: the renovation of the Cherry Walk, the replanting of the Rose Garden terraces, and the rehabilitation of the Rose Garden fountain.
Visitors can also visit the 1875 Toolhouse to look at photographs of the gardens taken during and since the Vanderbilt era.

Fee: Free

For further information, e-mail info@vanderbiltgarden.org or call 845-229-6432


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Sharpstone Farm, 346 Fowler Road, Millbrook, NY
2017-06-18 10:00:00 UTC
2017-06-18 16:00:00 UTC
18
June
at 10:00AM - 4:00PM on Sun

Explore seven private and public gardens in Millbrook, Millerton, and Stanfordville open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy.

Highlights include topiaries, cutting gardens, ponds and waterfalls, hornbeam hedges, woodland walks, and mountain views.

Begin at Sharpstone Farm, or see website for additional locations; hours vary. No reservations required; rain or shine.

Fee: Admission is $7 per garden; children 12 & under free.

For More Information: See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.


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Xeriscape Garden at SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY
2017-06-17 10:00:00 UTC
2017-06-17 11:00:00 UTC
17
June
at 10:00AM - 11:00AM on Sat

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) Master Gardener Program is hosting a free class “Tick Talk: Keeping Them Out!.” This free class is open to the public and will be held rain or shine at the Master Gardener Program’s award-winning

Join Barbara Campbell, a veteran Master Gardener, as she shares her extensive knowledge of Lyme disease and how to keep the ticks away from you and your garden. This class is appropriate for gardeners of any level and walk-ins are welcome or you may RSVP ahead.

The “Learning in the Garden" series continues with the FREE classes below, which will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from June through October, at the Xeriscape Garden. They start at 10 am, rain or shine, and usually last about an hour (except for the Plant Sale, which runs from 10 am – 12 pm).

Fee: Free

For more information or to RSVP contact Master Gardener Coordinator, Dona Crawford, at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or email dm282@cornell.edu.


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Broccoli Hall - Maxine Paetro, 23 Flint Hill Road, Amenia, NY
2017-06-17 10:00:00 UTC
2017-06-17 16:00:00 UTC
17
June
at 10:00AM - 4:00PM on Sat

Explore eight private gardens in Amenia, NY, Falls Village, Kent, Washington, and West Cornwall, CT open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Highlights include an aviary, ponds and water features, extensive collections of specimen trees, large vegetable and kitchen gardens, panoramic views, intimate cobbled paths, terraced gardens, and English-style borders. Begin at Mica Quarry Estate, or see website for additional locations; hours vary. No reservations required; rain or shine.

Fee: Admission is $7 per garden; children 12 & under free.

For More Information: See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.


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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
17
June
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 www.stjamesgoshen.org 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.


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Upper Grandview, NY, , ,
2017-06-14 10:00:00 UTC
2017-06-14 11:00:00 UTC
14
June
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
jas946@cornell.edu
(845) 429-7085 ext. 117


Cornell Cooperative Extension - Ulster County, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY
2017-06-13 18:00:00 UTC
2017-06-13 19:30:00 UTC
13
June
at 6:00PM - 7:30PM on Tues

Would you like to know the answers to questions that come along with planting and growing a magnificent flower bed, a bountiful vegetable garden, or flourishing fruit trees, and do you also have a desire to share this knowledge with others? Then you should consider becoming a Master Gardener and sharing your experience and expertise with the inquiring public.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Master Gardener Program is currently accepting applications to become a Master Gardener for their 2017-2018 class. We will be hosting a Master Gardener Open House for prospective volunteers.

Basic requirements are an interest and experience in horticulture, a willingness to give back to the community and the time to do so. Community volunteers are trained to assist other members of their community with research-based information obtained from Cornell University, other Universities throughout the nation in the land grant system, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The fee is $250. Participants will be refunded $50 upon completion of 100 volunteer hours within the first two years. For a detailed position description and application, visit https://tinyurl.com/Become-an-MG.

This information can also be picked up at our office (232 Plaza Road in Kingston), or to be sent materials, contact Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Dona Crawford, at 845-340-3990 x331 or email dm282@cornell.edu.


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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
11
June
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


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Palatine Parsonage, 52 Maple Ave., Germantown, NY
2017-06-10 13:00:00 UTC
2017-06-10 16:00:00 UTC
10
June
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
kjanson@aol.com
https://www.facebook.com/germantowngardenclub/


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Patterson Environmental Park, Marble Avenue, Patterson, NY
2017-06-10 10:00:00 UTC
2017-06-10 11:00:00 UTC
10
June
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 www.putnam.cce.cornell.edu


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CCE - Education Center, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY
2017-06-07 18:30:00 UTC
2017-06-07 20:00:00 UTC
7
June
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 http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/events/2017/05/17/spring-lecture-series.
For more information or to be sent a brochure/registration form, contact Dona Crawford, Community Horticulture Educator, dm282@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990 x335.