Events from the Last 30 days

August 2017
Mansfield Garden, 70 Mansfield Road, Hillsdale, NY
2017-08-19 10:00:00 UTC
2017-08-19 16:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 4:00PM on Sat

Explore two private gardens in Copake Falls and Hillsdale, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Highlights include a plant sale at the Copake Falls location with Broken Arrow nursery, frog-filled water gardens, edibles, and plants that benefit wildlife, Begin at the Mansfield Garden, or see website for additional location. No reservations required; rain or shine.

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

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

Xeriscape Garden at SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY
2017-08-19 10:00:00 UTC
2017-08-19 11:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 11:00AM on Sat

Deer, woodchucks, voles, oh my! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) hosts “Wildlife Proofing Your Garden” a free lecture on Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Master Gardener Program’s award-winning Xin Stone Ridge.

Veteran and longtime garden speaker, Cecily Frazier, will talk about how to keep unwanted “critters” out of your garden.

Bring Chairs!

Fee: Free

Ludlow Administration Building front door (Main Campus), 30 Campus Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2017-08-17 13:00:00 UTC
2017-08-17 14:00:00 UTC
at 1:00PM - 2:00PM on Thurs

Join Dan McKenna, Senior Horticulture Staff, for a leisurely stroll to explore some of the beautiful tree specimens that make up our campus landscape. He will compare and contrast a number of various species and their diagnostic identification characteristics. Rain or Shine.

Fee: Free and open to the public, Bard community, faculty, staff and students.

Look forward to seeing you out there!

Call if any questions, 845-758-7179, Horticulture/Arboretum Office

Hover Meeting Rm - Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd, Germantown, NY
2017-08-15 12:00:00 UTC
2017-08-15 14:00:00 UTC
at 12:00PM - 2:00PM on Tues

The next meeting of The Germantown Garden Club will include a presentation by Jean Thomas, on “Creating a Special Garden with Bulbs.” Jean, a Master Gardener with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia-Greene Counties, will give a talk and presentation about gardening with bulbs and how she incorporates them in her own gardens. Her talk will cover such considerations about choice of bulbs, those with deer resistance, ones with low maintenance, how to plant for successive bloom, and bulbs for fragrance. Refreshments will be served.

The meeting is open to the public, new members are always welcomed. For more information, please call Fran Bufi, 518-537-4868.

The Germantown Garden Club is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Fee: Free
Contact: 518-537-4868 or

July 2017
Innisfree Garden, 362 Tyrrel Road, Millbrook, NY
2017-07-30 10:00:00 UTC
2017-07-30 16:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 4:00PM on Sun

Get inspired! Visit some of the most exceptional private gardens in the Millbrook area, many belonging to Innisfree members and friends. For detailed information and tickets, please visit the Garden Conservancy's website or call 845-424-6502.
Innisfree open 9:30am-5pm; Private gardens 10am-4:00pm

Fee: $7 per private garden; discounted tickets available at Innisfree or by mail through the Garden Conservancy.

Education Center & 4-H Park, 300 Finchville turnpike, Otisville, NY
2017-07-28 10:00:00 UTC
2017-07-28 12:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 12:00PM on Fri

Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension, Orange County. Showcase your gardening skills! Open to adults - All entries must be submitted between 10am-12pm on Friday, July 28, 2017. Entries must remain on display until 5pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Entry forms are due by July 26, 2017.

Exhibit Classes

1.Succulent Dish Garden
2.Tea Cup Floral Arrangement
3.Fresh Flower Arrangement
7.Garden Art

Ribbon Prizes: 1st Blue Ribbon, 2nd Red Ribbon and 3rd White Ribbon in each category.
Best in class and best in show with a prize of GOC subscription or voucher towards a class.

For General Rules, Exhibit Classes, and Entry Form to the 1st Orange County Showcase Horticulture Show, visit our website or email for more information.

Fee: $2.00 entry fee per category

Jade Hill - Garden of Paul Arcario & Don Walker, 13 Lake Amenia Road, Amenia, NY
2017-07-15 10:00:00 UTC
2017-07-15 16:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 4:00PM on Sat

Explore Jade Hill, a private garden in Amenia, and others in nearby Falls Village, Norfolk, Sharon, Sherman, Washington, and West Cornwall, CT, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Highlights include a stroll garden designed to be a tapestry of texture and color, Japanese maples, conifers, a bamboo grove, ponds with goldfish and lotus, golden barberries and coppiced purple smoke trees, themed garden rooms such as a rose garden, and a gold-themed garden viewed from a cantilevered pavilion. Begin at Jade Hill, 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 info call: 888-842-2442

CCEUC, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY
2017-07-11 18:00:00 UTC
2017-07-11 20:00:00 UTC
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
For more information or to be sent a registration form, contact Dona at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or email