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National Calendar of Events

The Garden Conservancy Events
Self-guided tour. Rain or shine. $7 per garden; children under 12 free. Discount tickets available online in advance; they never expire. Use at any Open Days nationwide. No reservations required.
Open Days Program
June 17 - 3 Gardens Mendocino County
The Garden Conservancy
P.O. Box 219
11 Old Postal Road
Cold Spring, NY 10516
(845) 265-5384, 1-888-842-2442 M-F 9-5 EST
www.gardenconservancy.org or www.opendaysprogram.org

Hyland Garden Design Events
Hyland Garden Design
1114 SE Clay St.
Portland, OR 97214
www.hylandgardendesign.com
518.929.0699
BobHylandGardens@gmail.com

American Society of Botanical Art Events
https://www.asba-art.org/

University of Delaware Botanical Garden Events
May 8 - All the Presidents' Gardens 7:00-8:30
Marta McDowell romps through our nation's garden history as seen through the changing grounds at the White House, starring the presidents, first ladies, and gardeners.
Marta teaches landscape history and horticulture at NYBG and consults for private clients and public gardens. Marta’s award-winning book available for sale & signing (cash or check only). Fee.
College of Natural & Agricultural Resources
152 Townsend Hall
University of DE, Newark, DE 19716.
302 831-0153, http://ag.udel.edu/udbg/

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Events
Now thru August 20 - Exhibit: Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State
exhibition featuring internationally renowned artist/ activist Ai Weiwei. More than 30 works of ceramics, silk, bamboo and wood sited in galleries, conservatories, public spaces, auditorium.
March 1 thru ? - Annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming Exhibition
More than 7,000 tropical butterflies will arrive from Africa, Asia, South America and Central America. Butterflies Are Blooming is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. Approximately 60 colorful species will fly freely in the 5-story, 15,000 square-foot Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. At 85 degrees and 70% humidity, this balmy environment mimics tropical regions that the butterflies call home. More than 1,000 pupae arrive weekly. Visitors can watch as chrysalides and cocoons are placed in Butterfly Bungalow, where adult butterflies and moths emerge. The Caterpillar Room features Monarch caterpillars. Visitors can watch as they feed on milkweed plants.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
888-957-1580, 616-957-1580, info@meijergardens.org
www.meijergardens.org/

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library Events
May 6,13,20,27 - Winterthur Invitational
See elegant automobiles of country-estate era. Each Saturday features different thematic display. Weather permitting. Members free. Included with admission.
May 6 The Evolution of the Automobile Industry in Springfield, Massachusetts
May 13: Country Estate Automobiles: A Statement in Elegance (1910s–1949)
May 20: Automobiles of the Roaring 20s: Modernity and Mass Production
May 27: Cars of the 1950s: Winterthur Museum Opens to the Motoring Public
Second Saturdays Year-Round - Director's Garden Walks 1 unless otherwise noted
Join Director of Garden & Estate Chris Strand on walk highlighting interesting and seldom seen parts of Winterthur. May 13-Azaleas and Spring Wildflowers; June 10-Meadows, Streams, and Ponds at 8pm – bring flashlight; July 8-Chimney Swifts on Farm Hill at 8pm – bring flashlight; August 12-Sunset from the Train Station 7pm – bring flashlight; September 9-Garden Architecture and Water Features; October 14-Autumn Color, Flowers, and Fruits; November 11-Late Fall Color in the Garden; December 9-Conifers and Winter Garden. Walks last about 90 minutes. Inclement weather: updated message at 302.888.4915 by 11:00. Begin and end at Visitor Center. Free for Members and included with admission.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19735
800.448.3883, www.winterthur.org

The Stone Foundation Events
Stone Foundation
PO Box 4555
Arcata, CA
www.stonefoundation.org

Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden Events
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 N. Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(707) 964-4352, www.gardenbythesea.org
info@gardenbythesea.org

Ladew Topiary Gardens Events
Ladew Topiary Gardens
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
www.ladewgardens.com

Missouri Botanical Garden Events
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd.
South St. Louis
Info: www.mobot.org,

The Cultural Landscape Foundation Events
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
1711 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20009
Info: 202.483.0553, www.tclf.org

Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists Events
Center for Urban Horticulture, University of Washington
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA
206) 543-8616

Cincinnati Horticultural Society Events
Cincinnati Horticultural Society
11887 N. Lebanon Rd.
Loveland, OH 45140
http://cincinnatihorticulturalsociety.com/
513.677.3499, uliesinger73@gmail.com, jheichert@fuse.net

American Horticultural Society Events
American Horticultural Society
7931 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, VA 22308
Phone: (703) 768-5700 www.ahsgardening.org

Noyo Chapter of American Rhododendron Society Events
Noyo Chapter ARS
http://www.noyochapterars.com/
grounds@gardenbythesea.org

All-America Selections Events
All-American Selections
www.aas-ngb.org

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum Events
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
101 Ferry Rd, Bristol RI 02809
401.253.2707, www.blithewold.org

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