Events from the Last 30 days

April 2017
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), Middletown, NY
2017-04-24 09:00:00 UTC
2017-04-24 12:00:00 UTC
at 9:00AM - 12:00PM on Mon

Festoon your garden in rustic charm with these grapevine wrapped Teepee trellises, add lights for an instant garden accent, or plant with your favorite vine. You will make both a 3 and 5 foot trellis to take home.

Fee: $35


Stonecrop Gardens, 81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, NY
2017-04-23 10:00:00 UTC
2017-04-23 17:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 5:00PM on Sun

As a part of the Garden Conservancy Open Days Program, Stonecrop is open for visitation from 10am – 5pm.
Join us for Tea in the Garden (noon – 4pm) – tea and cake are available for purchase.

Fee: Admission $5/no charge to Stonecrop members or visitors with a Garden Conservancy Open Days pass.

Phone: 845.265.2000

The Chocolate Factory - Garden of Ruth Oja, 21 Cedar Hill Road, Red Hook, NY
2017-04-23 10:00:00 UTC
2017-04-23 14:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 2:00PM on Sun

Explore The Chocolate Factory – Garden of Ruth Oja, a private garden in Red Hook, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy.

Built on the ruined foundation of a 1895 Livingston grist mill and a former chocolate factory, this garden combines English style naturalism with the Hudson Valley ideal of the picturesque. A path of pine needles winds its way through a woodland garden of native shade plants and shrubs where thousands of spring bulbs bloom before trees leaf out. In the limited sunny areas, there are perennial gardens of roses, phlox, campanula, and bee balm. Shady terraces and woods border a brick walk, which curves downhill to old brick courtyards and gardens enclosed by restored stone factory walls. One last turn reveals the waterfall and its associated shade garden of daffodils, astilbe, foxglove, and broad-leafed evergreens. This is an organic garden living in harmony with its natural and historic surroundings. No reservations required; rain or shine.

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

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

Tivoli Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY
2017-04-22 11:00:00 UTC
2017-04-22 13:00:00 UTC
at 11:00AM - 1:00PM on Sat

Come swap your seeds (flowers, vegetables, and herbs) that you have from last year. Bring a pack, take a pack. Packets should be clearly labeled and sealed. Please just bring seeds, not seedlings!

Special thanks for seed donations:

Mac's Farm & Garden World, Red Hook, NY
Adam’s Fairacre Farms, Kingston, NY
Hudson Valley Seed Co., Accord, NY

Fee: Free

Bard College, Olin, Room 202, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2017-04-22 10:00:00 UTC
2017-04-22 15:00:00 UTC
at 10:00AM - 3:00PM on Sat

Find out how native plants can enhance gardens and augment biodiversity, and learn the basics about a variety of native herbaceous and woody plants, including identification, habitat, and culture. The class also addresses the significance of woodland soils as well as techniques to promote a healthy
environment for spring ephemerals, summer perennials, shrubs, and trees. Instructor - Brad Roeller

Offered two Saturdays, April 22 and April 29.

Fee: $215 (members), $239 (non-members)

Online registration:

Horse Barn at Stonecrop Gardens, 81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, NY
2017-04-22 08:45:00 UTC
2017-04-22 15:30:00 UTC
at 8:45AM - 3:30PM on Sat

This is a two-part workshop (April 22 & June 10).

Part 1 – History of vegetable gardening, planning and designing vegetable plots, plot preparation, in situ seed sowing of early season crops, and sowing seeds indoor for warm season crops.

Part 2 – Examining previously sown seedlings and planting out, in situ seed sowing of warm season crops, review of individual vegetable plans. Wrap up lecture – soil building, pest identification and management, end of season crops for sowing in situ.

Fee: $80/$60 for members

Space is limited; registration and pre-payment required.
Participants must attend both workshops. Please bring a bag lunch.

Potting Shed at Stonecrop Gardens, 81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, NY
2017-04-19 17:30:00 UTC
2017-04-19 19:00:00 UTC
at 5:30PM - 7:00PM on Wed

Take a one-hour guided tour with a staff horticulturist and view Stonecrop’s extensive outdoor spring bulb display and other garden treasures welcoming spring.

Fee: $10/members – no charge

, 28 Legrand Ave., Tivoli, NY 12583
2017-04-11 12:00:00 UTC
2017-04-11 14:00:00 UTC
at 12:00PM - 2:00PM on Tues

The Germantown Garden Club will hold its next meeting at the home of Michele Decker, in Tivoli, NY. This month’s program will feature a presentation on “Hands-on Pruning 101.” Michele Decker has been designing, installing, and maintaining gardens professionally in the northern Dutchess and southern Columbia County areas since 1985. Using the trees and shrubs in her own gardens, Michele will give a hands-on tutorial on the correct ways to prune fruit trees, shrubs, evergreens, and perennials. A question and answer session will follow.

The club will also discuss plans for their spring plant sale to be held on May 20, which is a big fund-raiser and a popular community event. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the public.

Fee: Free

For more information, please call Fran Bufi, 518-537-4868.

Dutchess Community College, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
2017-04-08 09:00:00 UTC
2017-04-08 12:15:00 UTC
at 9:00AM - 12:15PM on Sat

Dutchess Community College will host “Our Native Soil: The Dish on Dutchess County’s Dirt,” a symposium featuring experts in farming and soil-related topics. Kayla Altland from the FDR National Historic Site will deliver the keynote address, which will touch on the Roosevelts’ legacy of conservation and the restoration of their home garden. Additionally, breakout sessions will cover topics such as urban gardening, education and engagement through farming and other soil-based subjects.

The event will begin in the Drumlin Hall cafeteria and move into locations in the Washington Center for Science and Art. The symposium is free and open to the public and will be hosted by Dr. Mark Condon, DCC biology professor. Guests should park in Lot D.

Fee: Free


SUNY Ulster Community College Campus, 491 Cottekill Rd, Stone Ridge, NY
2017-04-08 08:30:00 UTC
2017-04-08 04:15:00 UTC
at 8:30AM - 4:15AM on Sat

Join in the fun of learning how to grow your best garden ever! “Garden Day”, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) Master Gardeners, welcomes all gardeners from beginners to experts to take part in this day-long gardening experience. This year’s theme, “Style and Practical Matters” features 16 classes and a keynote address by Marie Iannotti, author of 4 gardening books including “A Gardener’s Tour of the Hudson Valley” and resident gardening expert at

Full class list available at

Fee: The cost for the day is $40 in advance; $45 at the door. A catered lunch is available and must be purchased upon registering, or you can bring your own.
Pre-registration is highly recommended as classes fill up fast.

For more information, or to have a brochure and registration form sent to you, contact Dona at 845-340-3990 x335 or email

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), Middletown, NY
2017-04-03 18:00:00 UTC
2017-04-03 21:00:00 UTC
at 6:00PM - 9:00PM on Mon

Not sure what to do with your kitchen, garden and yard scraps? Would you like to start composting at home? Would you like natural, home-made compost for your lawns and gardens? Then expand your recycling efforts to include kitchen scraps and yard debris by signing up for our Backyard Composting Workshop and turn your yard waste and food scraps into a valuable resource for your garden!

Learn the basics about composting

- What to Compost
- Compost "Recipes"
- Troubleshooting
- Compost Bin Design for Any Size Backyard

Fee: $10 ($8 for Gardening in Orange County subscribers).

Space is limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment. Sorry, no refunds, if you can't attend please send someone in your place.

Contact - Jill DeBlock

March 2017
Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), Middletown, NY 10940
2017-03-30 09:00:00 UTC
2017-03-30 12:00:00 UTC
at 9:00AM - 12:00PM on Thurs

Vegatable Gardening: Learn the best, tried and true methods for selecting the best varieties, planting, maintaining, harvesting and sustaining a productive vegetable garden.

Growing Tomatoes Successfully: Learn how to grow the best tomatoes ever. We will explore growing techniques, types of tomatoes and any problems that could arise.

Fee: $10

Contact Jill DeBlock at 845-344-1234 or by email:

Pine Plains Community Room (Library Building), 7775 South Main St., Pine Plains, NY
2017-03-26 14:00:00 UTC
2017-03-26 16:00:00 UTC
at 2:00PM - 4:00PM on Sun

The Pine Plains Seed Library Seed Swap takes place on Sunday March 26th with Guest Speaker: Full Circus Farm.

Fee: FREE!

For more information, Contact the library at 518-398-1927 or visit

Turtle Tree Seed, , Copake, NY
2017-03-25 09:30:00 UTC
2017-03-25 12:00:00 UTC
at 9:30AM - 12:00PM on Sat

Seed Starting Workshop for folks who want to hone different gardening skills and knowledge.

Workshop is also offered again from 2pm - 4:30pm.

Fee: $55, a reduced price of $30 is available (inquire at, and you go home with a flat of started seeds.

Contact: Turtle Tree Seed, (800)930-7009

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Avenue, Suite 300 (3rd Floor), Middletown, NY 10940
2017-03-23 18:30:00 UTC
2017-03-23 20:30:00 UTC
at 6:30PM - 8:30PM on Thurs

This class introduces the popular genera of orchids and highlights those best suited for home growing. Explore the growth requirements of orchids and how their needs differ from those of other houseplants. Learn about their natural habitat and briefly review their plant structure.

Fee: $10

Contact Jill DeBlock at 845-344-1234 or by email:

Tivoli Village Hall, 1 Tivoli Commons, Tivoli, NY
2017-03-21 19:00:00 UTC
2017-03-21 21:30:00 UTC
at 7:00PM - 9:30PM on Tues

Certified arborist Angelo Schembari will give a talk “All About Trees”

Topics he’ll cover:
*How to take care of your trees – and important techniques for watering, especially in drought circumstances.
*How to identify trees
*How to plant in our heavy clay soil
*The best trees for Village planting and our front yards

Bring all your questions. Should be a lively and informative talk.

Fee: Free
Contact: 845-757-5436

Union Presbyterian Church, 44 Balmville Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550
2017-03-18 11:00:00 UTC
2017-03-18 15:00:00 UTC
at 11:00AM - 3:00PM on Sat

Mid Hudson Orchid Society (MHOS) will host their annual Spring Show and Sale.

Fee: Free Admission

President: Ruth Nattras (845) 343-2901

Hover Meeting Room at the Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown, NY
2017-03-18 09:30:00 UTC
2017-03-18 11:00:00 UTC
at 9:30AM - 11:00AM on Sat

The Germantown Garden Club will hold it's monthly meeting with program that features a presentation on “Creating a Tea Garden” by author Bettina Mueller. Ms. Mueller will give a presentation on the Japanese garden aesthetic and how to create a tea garden in your landscape. She will also talk about the design elements that make a roji, a traditional tea garden, and how to make it work in a small garden space. A book signing with the author will follow.

Bettina Mueller is the author of 'A Tea Garden in Tivoli: American Garden Design Inspired by the Japanese Way of Tea,' 'A Taste of Heaven and Earth' and 'The World in a Bowl of a Bowl of Tea' which was a silver award winner for Best Garden Book of 2016 from The Independent Publishers Awards. Bettina is a veteran Zen and tea student. The club will also discuss plans for their Arbor Day tree planting in April and the Third District Spring Meeting. Refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the public.
Fee: Free

For more information, please call Fran Bufi, 518-537-4868.

CCEUC Education Center, 232 Plaza Road , Kingston, NY
2017-03-14 06:00:00 UTC
2017-03-14 21:30:00 UTC
at 6:00AM - 9:30PM on Tues

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will showcase the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this region’s top horticulturists and designers along with award winning landscape and floral designers from the Netherlands.
Complete registration forms with payment must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 6, 2017 and can also be dropped off at the CCEUC Education Center located at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston.

Buses will pick up at 2 locations: Kingston and New Paltz. Buses will load at 5:45am and leave from the MAC Fitness parking lot in the Kingston Plaza at 6:00am and returns at approximately 9:30pm.
The New Paltz bus loads at 6:15am at the NYS Thruway Park and Ride located at Exit 18 in New Paltz.
The bus ride is 3½-4 hours long with stops at a rest area coming and going, and there is a bathroom on the bus.

For more info. on the flower show visit their website at

Fee: $80/pp
Dona Crawford
(845) 340-3990 x335