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The Garden Conservancy
February 26 - Inspired by Nature: The New Perennial Movement at Hermannshof Gardens, Germany 2:30
Hermannshof Director Cassian Schmidt provides insights and inspiration for home gardeners and professionals. In past 30 years, Hermannshof set international trends with innovative blend of ecology, artistry, and imagination with dynamic mix of unique perennials and naturalistic grasses arranged by habitat and origin, inspired by nature, without replicating it. Fee. At Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring

The New York Botanical Garden Events
February 18 thru 20 - Culinary Kids Weekend
Children celebrate relationships among plants and favorite foods as staff guide them through variety of delicious activities. See NYC chefs cook samples of favorite recipes at Cooking Demonstrations, make a healthy dish to eat or take home at Culinary Workshops, and learn about food with engaging lessons at Activity Stations.
February 18 thru April 9 - The Orchid Show: Thailand
Show pas homage to wealth of orchids and rich cultural history of Thailand, home to 1,200+ native orchid species and leading exporter of cultivated tropical orchids in the world. Exhibition feature orchids in lush tropical garden, including a rainbow of vanda orchids and large arched façade in the style of a traditional Thai pavilion with hundreds of orchids. Thai dance performances, film screenings, tours, orchid care demonstrations, expert Q&As, and Orchid Evenings. Fee.
Winter Lecture Series: Great Gardens and Their Legacies
February 23 - The New Perennial Movement at Hermannshof
Gardens 10-11:30

Hermannshof, acclaimed public garden north of Heidelberg, Germany, has innovative blend of ecology, artistry, imagination. A mix of unusual perennials and grasses arranged by habitat and origin creates all-season kaleidoscope inspired by nature. Director Cassian Schmidt, landscape architect/professor/author/lecturer presents Hermannshof at forefront of planting design, building on legacy that includes pioneering concepts of Richard Hansen (Perennials and Their Garden Habitats), while expanding garden's artistic and ecological expression in low maintenance ways. Fee.
March 30 - Gardening at Great Dixter 10-11:30
Family home of legendary gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. Aaron Bertelsen is gardener-cook, creatively manages vegetable garden and kitchen. Fee.
Now to February 12 - Redoute to Warhol - Bunny Mellon's Botanical Art
Exhibition in LuEsther T. Mertz Library’s Art Gallery features masterworks of botanical art collection belonging to the late Rachel Lambert (“Bunny”) Mellon. Nearly 80 important works ranging from rare watercolors by renowned botanical artists such as Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues and Pierre-Joseph Redouté to 20th-century paintings by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
February 17 - Naturalistic Landscape Design 10-Noon
Duncan Brine uses images of his 6-acre garden, which strikes a balance between art and science. Brine, principal landscape designer at Garden Large, presents an approach that elicits responses from the site rather than imitating or imposing a traditional concept or style. Fee.
April 22 thru October 29 - Exhibit: Chihuly
20 new installations and drawings and early works reveal evolution of Chihuly’s artistic process. Several new installations draw inspiration from his 1975 Artpark installation. Films, poetry, nature-inspired art programs for kids. CHIHULY Nights
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
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
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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