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DIG IT! Garden Bus Trips and Events
May 2 - Bus Trip: 2 du Pont Estates
Leaves Scranton to Mt. Cuba Center and Winterthur with world-renownerd Spring Flower displays. See it allhere. FILLED!
May 13 - Bus Trip: Bartrams Garden & Hedgleigh Spring, Charles Cresson Garden
Take a Magical History Tour to two spectacular historic gardens in Philadelphia. Catere box lunch at Bartram's Garden. Leaves Rockaway Townsquare Mall, Rockaway, NJ, at 8:30 and returns about 7pm. Info: check here.
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Nassau County Museum of Art Events
Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576

Native Plant Center Events
April 27 - 20th Annual Native Plant Sale 10-1
Since 1999, tens of thousands of native plants have found homes in area gardens and landscapes, supporting wildlife and providing ecological benefits. Sale offers native plants exclusively. We need volunteers! We have jobs for all skills and many days and times to choose from. If you can help, please send us an email.
Westchester Community College
Classroom Building, Room C200
75Grasslands Road
914-606-7715, or

The Garden Conservancy
Digging Deeper Programs
April 28 - Gardenlust: A lecture by Christopher Woods 2
Chris Woods traveled the world seeking contemporary gardens and found 50 of the best. With wit and and a discerning eye, he describes the most arresting features in public parks in exotic locations like New Delhi and Dubai, mission-redefining botanic gardens in Chile and Australia, and enviable details of lavish private estates and gem-like city yards. Throughout this talk and his book, Gardenlust (Timber Press, September 2018), he reveals fascinating people, plants, and stories that make these gardens so lust-worthy. Chris was director and chief garden designer at Chanticleer for 20 years. Book sale/signing follows. Lecture site: Cary Institute for Ecosystems Studies Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY. Fee. At this time, tickets still available at the door.
May 4 - Tour: Take a Seat in the World of Exteriors 10:30
John Danzer, founder Munder-Skiles furniture, Garrison, and historian lead guests thru the Munder-Skiles showroom and private home design studio. See collection of exceptional antique and contemporary garden furniture, extensive library of designer archives, books, new and antique catalogs. John discusses his concept of exterior decorating, evolution of garden furniture and use of outdoor space. Refreshments served. New York School of Interior Design staged a Munder-Skiles show in 2000: Reinventing the Garden Seat. Pre-registration required. Fee. Info: 1-888-842-2442,
Open Days program
$10/person unless otherwise noted. Rain or shine.
April 28 - 1 Garden Westchester Garden 10-3
White Garden. Native oak-hickory forest provides a "sacred grove" setting for modern Greek Revival-style house and gardens designed by Patrick Chassé. Gardens classically inspired include nymphaeum, pergola garden, labyrinth, theater court. Hidden gardens include: perennial ellipse, annual garden, conservatory jungle, garden, and Asian-inspired moss garden. Water features accent landscape; native plantings dominate beyond central gardens. Sculptures, Temple of Apollo on an island in pond, over 500,000 daffodils bloom in woodlands, several glasshouses. Head gardener Eric Schmidt on hand for questions. See it here.
Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring

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

Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association Events
Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association
PO BOX 239
Route 9
Hyde Park
Info: 845-229-6432,,

New York Botanical Garden Events
Dazzling tribute to the “City in a Garden:" Singapore—where the national flower is an orchid - an integral part of the island’s culture and landscape. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibition pays homage to the sites’ iconic Supertrees—dramatic vertical habitats, and famed Arches—a highlight of the National Orchid Garden. In Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, thousands of colorful orchids surround you—reaching up towering structures and clinging to overhead arches—creating a horticultural spectacle. Treasures from NYBG’s orchid collection and varieties showcasing Singapore’s achievements in orchid cultivation, research, and conservation also on display.
April 12,13,19,20,26,27 - Orchid Evenings 7-10(
Entry Times at 7, 7:30, & 8 pm. Spectacular evening outings for adults 21+, bringing the color and nightlife of Singapore, one of world’s greenest cultures. Sip a Singapore Sling and purchase a bite to eat from Bronx Night Market Pop-up while freestyle dancers and DJs perform. Fee.
April 11 thru 14 - 2019 Garden Furniture & Antiques Fair
Curated offerings from leading dealers, classic furniture and fine garden antiques—some with modern twist, elegant and inspiring—for home and garden. April 11 - Preview Party and Collectors’ Plant Sale, 6-8, and 12 thru 14 featuring choicest plants, antiques, and garden furniture. New: experience The Orchid Show, which pays tribute to Singapore’s rich legacy. Garden plants hand-picked by NYBG’s horticultural staff, on hand to advise best selections for your home and garden.
Silent Auction, music, signature cocktails, and light fare. Preview Party tickets and information: 718.817.8773 or
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road
New York
718.817.8700 or

The Madoo Conservancy Events
The Madoo Conservancy
618 Sagg Main Street
PO Box 362
Sagaponack, NY 11962

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

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: www.arnotforest.infot

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