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The Garden Conservancy
Open Days program
$7/person unless otherwise noted.
October 7 - Stonecrop Gardens 10-5
Originally the home of Frank and Anne Cabot. Frank Cabot is the founder of the Garden Conservancy. At 1,100 feet in Hudson Highlands, display gardens cover about 12 acres with diverse collection of gardens and plants including woodland and water gardens, grass garden, raised alpine stone beds, cliff rock garden, perennial beds, and enclosed English-style flower garden. Also a conservatory, display alpine house, pit house with extensive collection of choice dwarf bulbs, and systematic order beds representing over 50 plant families. $10; members free. See it here.
October 13 - Garden in Pawling 12-6
Brine Garden, 21 Bluebird Inn Road, Pawling. Emphasis on native plants highlights naturalistic, 6-acre garden and arboretum, connects ecologically and horticulturally diverse areas. The 33-year-old garden has maturing plant collection including allée of bald cypress, groups of fringe trees, and 20+ viburnums, some with showy berries. Several imposing hedges of giant miscanthus grasses structure areas and relate to phragmites of this formerly agrarian landscape. Receive property map and plant list which indicates U.S. and Dutchess County natives. The Brine Garden appears in many books. Duncan Brine speaks and writes about naturalistic landscape design and is instructor at New York Botanical Garden. See images on
Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring

Innisfree Garden Events
October 7 - Guided Curator's Tour 11-12:30
Explore garden's elements of genius. Landscape architect Lester Collins developed innovative and sustainable design and management techniques in 185-acre public garden consistently recognized as one of best in world. Come investigate these simple yet powerful ideas, many of which home and professional gardeners can adopt.
October 7 - Wildflower Walk 11
With naturalist & poet George Petty. Fee.
October 8 - Open for Columbus Day 11-5
October 20 - Morning Light 6-5
Garden opens one hour before sunrise and remains open all day.
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,,

The New York Botanical Garden Events
Now thru October 28 - Exhibition: Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i
Focus on O'Keefe’s immersion in Hawaiian Islands in 1939. Lush flower show in Enid A. Haupt Conservatory evokes gardens and landscapes that inspired her plus the story of the flora and unique ecology of Hawai‘i. Curated by art historian Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., Deputy Dir. of Art and Programs at Honolulu Museum of Art. See 20 of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawai‘i—and paintings not seen together in New York since 1940. Events, programs, demonstrations, film series, symposium, lecture. Fee.
Now thru October 31 - SPOOKY PUMPKIN GARDEN 10-6
Kids can explore 100 larger-than-life scarecrows set among nearly 1,000 rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds; pot up a spooky black coleus to take home; put on a haunting show with insect, owl, and scarecrow puppets; investigate mysterious Victorian playhouse to learn about bats. Weekends: pumpkin carving demonstrations and live presentations featuring giant bats and reptiles. Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
October 26, 27 - Aloha Nights 6:30-10:30
Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i after-hours viewing in Conservatory and Art Gallery as centerpiece. Gather around fire pits to enjoy live music, dance, and storytelling honoring Pele, Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes.
October - Honey and Harvest Weekend 10-6 & HARVEST WEEKEND
Learn about bees and honey with live hive viewing, sample honey and honey comb, and take home recipes with cooking demonstrations. Edible Academy

October 13 - Giving Voice to the Land “We gave the landscape voice… and turned the museum toward the land," says Reed Hilderbrand Principal Beka Sturges, ASLA, LEED AP, who has led many high-profile projects—each a powerful spatial demonstration of cultural and environmental value of landscapes. Sturges teaches landscape studio at Connecticut College. November 5 - Thomas Woltz For 20 years, Thomas Woltz, FASLA, CLARB, NZILA, has practiced landscape architecture at intersection of art, ecology and culture. As owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW), he has led design of public parks across North America, Australia and New Zealand, each demonstrating NBW’s commitment to extensive site research, community collaboration, native ecologies, and site history. In 2013 he was named Design Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal Magazine and serves on the Board of Directors for The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture Foundation. Fee.
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

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: www.arnotforest.infot

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