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February 20 - CT Flower & Garden Show
See something different this year! Snow date: Saturday, February 22. Seminars and demos included in ticket. Cost: $75 by Feb.3; $80 after that. Fee includes bus, driver tip, flower show, homemade goodies. More info here.
Register here. Quesions:

Wave Hill Events
January 19 - Opening Reception: Returning to the Source 2:30-4
The decade old Winter Workspace program is known for bold experimentation and for artists forging novel connections to nature. Reconnecting with former artists for the exhibition was exciting and meaningful. Bringing the artworks together now underscores the breadth of exploration that happens here. On view: an incredible range of media including animation, video, performance, works on paper, sculpture, textiles, painting and mixed media.
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.
January 22 - Lecture by Barbara Paul Robinson 6-7:30
In her latest book, Heroes of Horticulture, Barbara Paul Robinson tells stories of 18 contemporary heroes of horticulture: institution-builders, restorers of public parks and public spaces, plant explorers, garden creators. Each had significant public impact on the American landscape. A hands-in-the-dirt gardener, Robinson and her husband created their own gardens at Brush Hill in CT. She has published a biography of Rosemary Verey and articles in The New York Times, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Hortus. Fee.
February 19 - Ngoc Minh Ngo—To Look at Things in Bloom: Photographing Gardens
A self-taught photographer whose work explores intrinsic beauty of plants and nature, most recently for Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill, Ngoc Minh Ngo is especially interested in the ways flowers have been used in different cultures and times in history. Her lecture explores meanings of gardens, illustrated by some of her favorite images of private and public gardens in England, America and Morocco. Fee.
March 25 - Uziel Crescenzi—Chance Encounters of a Young Gardener
After a glimpse of the horticultural world, Uziel Crescenzi dove right in. He changed his major from architecture to plant science and transferred to the State U. of NY College of Agriculture and Technology, Cobleskill. Since graduation he has interned at Arnold Arboretum, Wave Hill and The American Gardener, experiences that prompted him to complete the Master of Landscape Architecture program at The City College of New York. Fee.
Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street

New York Botanical Garden Events
Now thru January 26 - Holiday Train Show
This year’s show—presented in an immersive indoor winter wonderland adjacent to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory—showcases Central Park, with its iconic landscape fashioned in mosses and hollies, and architectural treasures such as Belvedere Castle. Fee.
January 18 - Bar Car Nights at Holiday Train Show 7-10:30
For adults 21+, festive outdoor adventures with after-dark viewing of Holiday Train Show® as the centerpiece. Purchase spiked hot chocolate and a bite from the Bronx Night Market Holiday Pop-up, then set out to explore the night’s offerings. Warm up around our handcrafted fire pits and feel the joy of the season with artistic ice carving, festive performers, dueling piano singalongs, and DJ sets. Fee.
Winter Lecture Series: The Garden Came First 10-11:30
Signature Spaces of Three Celebrated Designers. January 30, February 27, March 26. In Ross Hall. Take an insider's tour of distinctive home gardens of Deborah Nevins, Isabel Bannerman, Sean Hogan—three extraordinary designers, gardeners, and plantspeople. Hear how these signature spaces reveal unique palettes, key influences, and themes that reoccur throughout their wider work. Register for all three lectures and save 10%. Fee.
January 30 - Deborah Nevins
Deborah Nevins is one of the world’s most sought-after landscape designers—creating ambitious, innovative projects for high-profile clients worldwide—yet her own, understated space on Long Island’s East End is intimate and contemplative.
February 27 - Isabel Bannerman, Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK
With a body of work that is dramatic, romantic, and grounded in classical tradition, Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been called "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design." The Bannerman touch hasevocative gestures with unexpected accents that enhance reality and inspire reverie.
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.
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road
New York
718.817.8700 or

Nassau County Museum of Art Events
Sculpture park, formal gardens, nature trails… You’ll want to visit in all seasons to see natural beauty unfold on 145-acre nature preserve.
Thursdays, Jamuary 23 thru February 27 - Pastel Painting 1-3:30
Session 2: March 5 thru April 2. Class with Michelle Palatnik. Intermediate to advanced levels. Explore color and light perception with the rich velvety texture of pastels. Students 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.
January 21 thru February 25 - Watercolor Painting 9:30-Noon
Session 2: March 3 thru April 7. Class with Pam Koehler. All levels welcome. Explore unique and expressive qualities of watercolor painting through study of still life objects, master works, and museum’s landscape. Participants experiment in color mixing, various techniques and surfaces while learning about composition and value. Fee.
Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576

Native Plant Center Events
February 18 Deadline - 2020 Native Plant Pre-Sale
Peruse the yummy catalog of native plants online. Questions? Send email below or call 914-606-7870. Pre-Sale deadline is February 18 with order form online. Plant pick-up April 22 to 25. Open to the public Sale Day is April 25 with additional species available.
Westchester Community College
Classroom Building, Room C200
75Grasslands Road
914-606-7715, or

The Garden Conservancy
Digging Deeper Programs
Open Days
Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring

Innisfree Garden Events
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 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

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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