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The State of New York Calendar

The Garden Conservancy
Open Days
$7/person unless otherwise noted.
Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring

The New York Botanical Garden Events
January 20,21 - All Aboard with Thomas & Friends™
Meet Really Useful Engine and get your photo taken. Join Thomas on sing-along, Thomas’ Budding Adventure, where kids help Thomas discover steps to grow a beautiful garden! Be sure to bring your camera. Fee.
January 20 thru February 25 - Exhibition: Wild Medicine in the Tropics
Exhibition draws on Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's richly varied permanent collection of tropical trees, exotic flowers, and desert succulents to underscore essential role that plants play in human health.
February 10, 11 - Valentine’s Weekend 10-6
Have a personal love poem written by a professional poet, learn about chocolate with tastings and talks, discover aphrodisiac qualities of plants in Conservatory. Get a rare look into William & Lynda Steere Herbarium during special Herbarium Open House. Discover connection between romance and botany, from love potion folklore to the love life of an orchid.
February 10, 11 - Herbarium Open House: Botanical Romance 12–3
Behind-the-scenes look into William & Lynda Steere Herbarium. Explore entwined history of plants and romance. Discover reputed aphrodisiacs, love potion folklore, and botanical elements that inspired them. Learn about floral love languages, risque orchids, DIY paper flowers, more!
Now thru April 22 - Exhibit: Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens 10-6
Third NYBG triennial exhibition with American Society of Botanical Artists. 42 selected artworks capture detailed images of trees, all of them cultivated in public gardens and arboreta throughout the world. Watercolor, oil, graphite, colored pencil, and ink. Several contributors are graduates of NYBG’s Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program. See online here.
January 25, February 22, March 29 - 18th Annual Winter Lecture Series: The Gardener’s Garden 10-11:30am
3 renowned garden designers, plantsmen, environmental stewards take us inside their own personal gardens. As incubators, models, and laboratories, these spaces integrate nature, plantings, innovative visions, influences and best practices from around the world. January 25-Dan Hinkley Windcliff, Seattle, WA, is superbly planted home garden and botanical collection of wild specimens from 20+ countries. At Heronswood Nursery he created a woodland garden considered one of the most stunning in America. February 22-Arne Maynard Allt-y-bela | Monmouthshire, Wales, a medieval renaissance tower house in a valley. His garden has a strong bond to its setting and a powerful sense of place. Drawing on his signature design elements—broad, eclectic references from architecture, garden history, interior design and traditional crafts. Arne is known for winning Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. March 29-Edwina von Gal Marsh House, East Hampton, NY, an iconic modernist house sits on stilts in a salt marsh, with view of Accabonac Harbor. She believes a garden is collaboration with land about relinquishing, or establishing, just the right amount of control. This calm refuge reflects her twin beliefs: nature is the best landscaper and toxin-free is the new perfect. Fee.
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road
New York
718.817.8700 or

Innisfree Garden Events
Innisfree Garden
362 Tyrrel Road
(845) 677-8000,

Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association Events
Route 9
Hyde Park
Info: 845-229-6432,,

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy Events
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan (access: Battery Place) FREE! Information:
6 River Terrace Events
6 River Terrace (South end of River Terrace, north of the Irish Hunger Memorial)
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park (access: Chambers Street)
Battery Park City Events
At Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Battery Place (corner of 2nd place and Battery Place)
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Avenue (access: West Thames Street)

Stonecrop Gardens Events
Stonecrop Gardens
81 Stonecrop Lane
Cold Spring

The Cultural Landscape Foundation Garden Dialogues
Patrons, garden owners and designers reveal creative process and collaboration that yields a great garden. Opportunities for small groups to experience beautiful gardens created by accomplished designers currently in practice. Fee.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
1909 Que Street NW
Second Floor
Washington, D.C. 20009

Hudson Valley Garden Association Events
Hudson Valley Garden Association
PO Box 191, Gardiner, NY 12525
Info: 845-418-3640, ,

Rubin Museum of Art Events
Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York

Old Westbury Gardens Events
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Friends of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission Events
Palisades Parkway Exit 19 or Route 9W
Sterling Forest State Park Preserve Events
Registration required. Trails can be steep and rocky, wear hiking shoes. Hike at pace of slowest hiker. Information or to register: 845-351-5907.
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site Events
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
44 Battlefield Rd., accessed from Park Rd. off Route 9W in Stony Point
845-786-2521 or
Minnewaska State Park Preserve Events
Pre-registration required for everything. Weather contingent. Wear appropriate clothing, footwear; bring snacks, water. Meet at Nature Center unless otherwise noted.
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Route 44/55, 5 miles west of intersection with Route 299
Rockland State Park Events
Friends of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Administration Building
Bear Mountain
845.786.2701, or

Wave Hill Events
Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street

Native Plant Center Events
At Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
914-606-7715, or

Planting Fields Arboretum Events
Planting Fields Arboretum & State Historic Park
Post Office Box 58
Oyster Bay, New York 11771
(516) 922-8676, [url=][/url

Neversink Valley Area Museum Events
Neversink Valley Area Museum
26 Hoag Road
Info: 845-754-8870

Landis Arboretum Events
Esperance 518-875-6935
518-875-6935 or

Arnot Forest
Schuyler County Route 13 (1 mile north of NY Route 224 between Cayuta and Van Etten) NY.
Directions and map:

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