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Wave Hill Events
NEWS: Closed to the public until further notice.
Horticultural Lecture Series: Heroes of Horticulture–Americans Who Transformed the Landscape
Lecture series is held at New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, Manhattan
April 17 - Fergus Garrett: Wild at Dixter 10
Garrett, Chief Exec and Head Gardener of Great Dixter House & Gardens in England, addresses enhancing biodiversity through mosaic habitats at Great Dixter. These specialized enclaves are woven into the landscape to encourage wildlife habitation. Garrett was recently awarded a Royal Horticulture Society Victoria Medal of Honour. Tickets limited to 4/person. In Armor Hall in Wave Hill House
Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx
718-549-3200, www.wavehill.org

New York Botanical Garden Events
NEWS: NYBG is temporarily closed. All programs thru March 31 suspended.
Now thru April 19 - The Orchid Show!
Dazzling floral creations of Jeff Leatham, famed artistic director of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, and floral designer to the stars, energize the 18th annual Orchid Show. Leatham’s bold and colorful vision unfolds through captivating installations and designs, transforming each gallery into a different color experience and visual effect, like a kaleidoscope. Thousands of orchids provide bursts of forms and colors revealed through overhead arches, vine-inspired ribbons, mirrored sculpture, dramatic lighting and artistic embellishments that include soaring bamboo gleaming in lime, tangerine, lemon, and more.
Sundays: Now thru April 19 - Orchid Care Demonstrations 1 & 2
NYBG’s orchid experts discuss basics of orchid care, including how to choose and successfully grow these elegant plants. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
March 26 - Sean Hogan: Rancho Cistus, Sauvie Island
Plantsman extraordinaire Sean Hogan has nurtured a thriving horticulture community in the Pacific Northwest, altering that region's perspective about plants, and long-held ideas across the U.S. and Europe. His former home-a "garden with house attached" squeezed onto a Portland city lot-was celebrated as social hub and lush, exuberant "plant lab" featuring tropical imports and drought-resistant natives. Rancho Cistus, his new 5-acre property, is a showcase of right-plant, right-place gardening adjacent to Hogan's Cistus Nursery-a "retail micro-nursery" and "refuge for hort-heads and plant nerds"-known worldwide.
April 16 thru 19 - 2020 Antique Garden Furniture Fair
Curated offerings from leading dealers, including classic furniture and fine garden antiques for home and garden. April 16: Preview Party and Collectors' Plant Sale 6-8pm. Visitors can experience The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham's Kaleidoscope, featuring dazzling floral creations of Mr. Leatham, famed artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, and floral designer to the stars. fee.
April 17 - Garden Lecture: Fergus Garrett—Wild at Dixter 2
Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener of Great Dixter House & Gardens, will talk on creating mosaic habitats at Great Dixter. These specialized enclaves are woven into the landscape to enhance wildlife habitation. This is a rare opportunity to hear an influential figure speak about cutting-edge practices in the world of horticulture. After the lecture, join an optional walk with Senior Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer to see how design principles behind Wave Hill's beautiful spaces also create habitat and support diverse populations of local wildlife. Space is limited. Fee. Armor Hall in Wave Hill House
April 22 - Earth Day: In Praise of Pollinators 10:30
Today our ecosystems are under threat as pollinators continue to die in unprecedented numbers. Come learn how you can help protect our region's biodiversity. Three experts—Heather Holm; Anand Persad, Ph.D.; and Annie White, Ph.D.—share their research on plant preferences, habitat needs, and life cycles of regional pollinators so you can help them thrive. Ross Hall. Fee.
May 27 - Explore the Healing Power of Mushrooms with Dr. Andrew Weil 11
A pioneer in integrative medicine and “one of the world’s 100 most influential people” according to TIME, Dr. Andrew Weil will discuss health benefits of mushrooms, including how certain species help strengthen the immune system, increase resistance to stress, and inhibit the growth of some malignant tumors. Ross
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road
New York
718.817.8700 or www.nybg.org

Nassau County Museum of Art Events
Temporarily closed until further notice. Exhibition preview has been cancelled. Please check website.
March 5 thru April 2 - Pastel Painting 1-3:30
With Michelle Palatnik. Intermediate to advanced levels. Explore color and light perception with the rich velvety texture of pastels. Work from a variety of subject matter and sources to create finished works with a range of hues, value and texture, through color mixing and blending. Fee.
Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576
516-484-9338
www.nassaumuseum.org

Native Plant Center Events
NEWS - Native Plant Sale CANCELLED
Westchester Community College
Classroom Building, Room C200
75Grasslands Road
Valhalla
914-606-7870, wcc.nativeplant@sunywcc.edu or www.nativeplantcenter.org

The Garden Conservancy
June - Normandy Garden Tour
Garden Conservancy members may join a great tour of gardens in Normandy this June, designed especially for our preservation partner Hollister House Garden by Marie-Elisabeth Offierski. A few spots still available. To register or have questions, call Hollister House office: 860-868-2200.
Digging Deeper Programs
Open Days
Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring
www.gardenconservancy.org
845-265-2029

Innisfree Garden Events
Innisfree Garden
362 Tyrrel Road
Millbrook
(845) 677-8000, www.innisfreegarden.org/

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

The Madoo Conservancy Events
The Madoo Conservancy
618 Sagg Main Street
PO Box 362
Sagaponack, NY 11962
631-537-8200, www.madoo.org

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy Events
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park, Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan (access: Battery Place) FREE! Information: http://bpcparks.org
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)
212-267-9700, info@bpcparks.org orwww.bpcparks.org

Stonecrop Gardens Events
Stonecrop Gardens
81 Stonecrop Lane
Cold Spring
845.265.2000, www.stonecrop.org

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
202.483.0553, www.tclf.org

Hudson Valley Garden Association Events
Hudson Valley Garden Association
PO Box 191, Gardiner, NY 12525
Info: 845-418-3640, info@hvga.org , www.hvga.org/

Rubin Museum of Art Events
Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York
212.620.5000

Old Westbury Gardens Events
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568
516-333-0048, www.oldwestburygardens.org

Friends of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission Events
BEAR MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 10:30-3
Palisades Parkway Exit 19 or Route 9W
845-786-2701

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 www.palisadesparksconservancy.org
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
Gardiner
845-255-0752
Rockland State Park Events
Friends of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Administration Building
Bear Mountain
845.786.2701, admin@friendsofpalisades.org or www.friendsofpalisades.org

Planting Fields Arboretum Events
Planting Fields Arboretum & State Historic Park
Post Office Box 58
Oyster Bay, New York 11771
(516) 922-8676, [url=http://www.plantingfields.org]www.plantingfields.org[/url

Neversink Valley Area Museum Events
Neversink Valley Area Museum
26 Hoag Road
Cuddebackville
Info: 845-754-8870 www.neversinkmuseum.org

Landis Arboretum Events
Esperance
www.LandisArboretum.org 518-875-6935
518-875-6935 or landisfun@midtel.net

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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