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

The New York Botanical Garden Events
Thursdays thru November 9 = Workshop: Pressing Plants for Art & Science 6 6-9
Course covers essentials of making museum-quality preserved plant specimens suitable for research, education, and decoration. Learn techniques and skills for collecting and preserving plants, wild or cultivated. Build your own herbarium, useful as a permanent record and study-aid for other Botany and Horticulture courses-or for artistic appreciation Fee. Register here.
November 4 thru 19 - Kiku: Spotlight on Tradition 10-5
The chrysanthemum—kiku in Japanese— is the most celebrated of all Japanese fall-flowering plants. Meticulously trained kiku on view in Nolen Greenhouse’s Bourke-Sullivan Display House.
November 22 thru January 15 - Holiday Train Show
Enchanting model trains zip through display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials in Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. See G-scale locomotives humming past the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition showcases Midtown Manhattan, with iconic skyscrapers and other architectural wonders sharing the spotlight among old and new collection favorites that define this celebrated district.
November 24,25;December 1,2,8,9,22,23,29,30;January 6,13 - Bar Car Nights 7-10;30
For adults 21+, after-dark viewing of Holiday Train Show. Grab a drink from seasonal bars, then set out to explore night’s offerings. Relax around Visitor Center Fire Pit, sing along with dueling pianos in Pine Tree Café, or follow illuminated Snow Globe Dancers as they guide you through the Garden. Advanced purchase recommended to guarantee admission; events do sell out. Select time to enter Conservatory.
November 29 - Holiday Train Show Family Benefit 4-8
Private viewing of Train Show, passed hors d’ouevres, a full bar, plenty of treats for the kids. In the Gingerbread Café, kids enjoy hot chocolate bar and activities like apple cider pressing, woodland terrarium building, and cookie decorating with Chef Carla Hall, co-host of The Chew. Enjoy classic holiday recipes at family dinner. The New York City Children’s Chorus will perform throughout the evening.Fee.
January 17 - Recent Botanical Exploration in North America 10
Matthew Pace, Asst. Curator of Steere Herbarium, tells tales of modern-day exploration and showcases specimens of recently discovered species including new orchids, sunflowers, beardtongues, pitcher plants, and lichen named after Dolly Parton! Fee. Register here.
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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