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The State of New York Calendar

The Garden Conservancy
Open Days
$7/person unless otherwise noted.
October 15 - One Garden Dutchess County
Brine Garden: Emphasis on native plants in naturalistic, 6-acre, 33 year-old garden connects ecologically and horticulturally diverse areas. Maturing plant collection includes an alle of Taxodium with knees, groups of Chionanthus v. with drupes, over 20 viburnum (native and non-native). Hedges of Miscanthus giganteus relate to Phragmites of this formerly agrarian landscape. Receive a property map and plant list indicating U.S. and Dutchess County natives.
October 15 - Stonecrop Garden
Originally the home of Frank and Anne Cabot. Frank Cabot is founder of Garden Conservancy. Over 12 acres of gardens and plants including woodland and water gardens, grass garden, raised alpine stone beds, cliff rock garden, perennial beds, enclosed English-style flower garden. Also a conservatory, display alpine house, pit house with extensive collection of choice dwarf bulbs, systematic order beds representing over 50 plant families.
Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring

The New York Botanical Garden Events
October 16 & 30, November 6 - 19th Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series: A Life in Design 6:30-7:30
Three passionate and influential landscape architects and designers share timeless designs for public spaces, regenerated urban sites, and city centers. They'll share stories that resonate on profound emotional, intellectual, and poetic levels, reflecting a deep, personal connection between people and place. More Info & Register here.
Now thru October 29 - Exhibit: Chihuly
20 new installations and drawings and early works reveal evolution of Dale Chihulys artistic process. Several new installations draw inspiration from his 1975 Artpark installation. Films, poetry, nature-inspired art programs for kids.
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays thru October - CHIHULY Nights
Also Wednesday, October 25, and Sunday, October 29. On CHIHULY Nights, exhibition is infused with magical energy as artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBGs sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory.
Now thru October 29 - Exhibition: What in the World is a Herbarium? 10-6
With over 7.8 million preserved specimens, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in Western Hemisphere. Special exhibition in Ross Gallery celebrates Steere Herbarium as centerpiece of NYBGs botanical research program, and a priceless resource for scholars globally. Learn ways that Garden scientists study and save plants of the world.
Thursdays, October 19 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.
October 29 - Steere Herbarium Open-House 12-3
Behind-the-scenes look into Herbarium. See how plant specimens are prepared and digitized. Learn how they are used in research and conservation. Herbarium staff will be on hand.
November 3 - Invasive Species Summit: Restoration and Long-Term Management 104
Invasive species are a major threat to biodiversity worldwide, second only to habitat loss. Four experts share hard-won insights about best practices to manage and restore ecosystems, and and engage in audience conversation on how to establish goals, prioritize, take action, overcome challenges to achieve long-term success. More Info & Register here.
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
October 14 - Morning Light 6-5
Last Stroll of the Season. Garden opens one hour before sunrise at 6. Start at dawn and watch the sun rise over Tyrrel Lake, then bring a picnic.
October 14 - Guided Tour 11
with Landscape Curator Kate Kerin who
Innisfree Garden
362 Tyrrel Road
(845) 677-8000,

Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association Events
October 15 - FREE Tours of Formal Gardens 1-4
Weather permitting. Tours begin at entrance to gardens. Learn history of the gardens, with focus on Vanderbilt ownership and mission of the Vanderbilt Garden Association to rehabilitate and maintain gardens and statuary as they were in 1930s. Free.
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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