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The State of New York Calendar

The Garden Conservancy
Open Days
$7/person unless otherwise noted.
Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring
www.gardenconservancy.org
845-265-2029

The New York Botanical Garden Events
Now thru February 25 - Exhibition: Wild Medicine in the Tropics
Exhibition draws on Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's richly varied permanent collection of tropical trees, exotic flowers, and desert succulents to underscore essential role that plants play in human health.
February 10, 11 - Valentine’s Weekend 10-6
Have a personal love poem written by a professional poet, learn about chocolate with tastings and talks, discover aphrodisiac qualities of plants in Conservatory. Get a rare look into William & Lynda Steere Herbarium during special Herbarium Open House. Discover connection between romance and botany, from love potion folklore to the love life of an orchid.
Now thru April 22 - Exhibit: Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens 10-6
Third NYBG triennial exhibition with American Society of Botanical Artists. 42 selected artworks capture detailed images of trees, all of them cultivated in public gardens and arboreta throughout the world. Watercolor, oil, graphite, colored pencil, and ink. Several contributors are graduates of NYBG’s Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program. See online here.
March 3 thru April 22 - The Orchid Show
Installations by Acclaimed Belgian Floral Artist Daniel Ost. Tours, care demos, Q&As, roaming guides, classes.
March 17,24,31; April 6,713,14,20,21 - Orchid Evenings 6:30–9:30
Stroll through The Orchid Show in conservatory while music, dance, and unmatched beauty create one of NYC’s most unique, spectacular evening outings. Fee.
February 22, March 29 - 18th Annual Winter Lecture Series: The Gardener’s Garden 10-11:30am
2 renowned garden designers, plantsmen, environmental stewards take us inside their own personal gardens. These spaces integrate nature, plantings, innovative visions, influences and best practices from around the world. February 22-Arne Maynard Allt-y-bela | Monmouthshire, Wales, a medieval renaissance tower house in a valley. His garden has a strong bond to its setting and a powerful sense of place. Drawing on his signature design elements—broad, eclectic references from architecture, garden history, interior design and traditional crafts. Arne is known for winning Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. March 29-Edwina von Gal Marsh House, East Hampton, NY, an iconic modernist house sits on stilts in a salt marsh, with view of Accabonac Harbor. She believes a garden is collaboration with land about relinquishing, or establishing, just the right amount of control. This calm refuge reflects her twin beliefs: nature is the best landscaper and toxin-free is the new perfect. Fee.
March 22 - Humanities Institute Symposium: Plant Intelligence 10-Noon
Do plants have intelligence? Current advances in research shed new light on the remarkable interior life of plants. German forester Peter Wohlleben and Italian plant physiologist Stefano Mancuso explore plant intelligence using biological evidence to challenge our common perception of plants and nature. These experts will present new paradigms for our understanding of the vegetal world. Harvard’s distinguished historian of science, Janet Browne, will moderate the discussion. Ross Hall. Fee.
May 19 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.
April 21,22 - Earth Day Celebration 12–5
The Orchid Show closes with highlights of NYBG’s central work to save plants of the world. Meet NYBG scientists and students to learn how they collect, study, and conserve plants and fungi. Behind-the-scenes tours of Plant Research Laboratory, Open House of Steere Herbarium.
May 4 thru 6 - Garden Art & Antiques Fair
Choicest plants, antiques, art. classic furniture of finest quality. Nearly 30 leading dealers. Experts lead sessions on topics from interior to floral design. Prominent designers offer advice on how to incorporate items purchased at Fair into your home & gardens. Over 20 plein-air artists across the grounds during Garden’s Third Annual Plein-Air Invitational. Finished art available for purchase. Guided tours of gardens and collections, live music. Fee.
May 3 - Preview Party and Collectors’ Plant Sale 6-8
Curated selection of choice, rare, garden plants hand-picked by horticultural staff,
on hand to advise on best selections. Demonstrations, book-signings by some of NYC’s finest interior and floral designers, Silent Auction, music, signature cocktails,
light fare. Fee.
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road
New York
718.817.8700 or www.nybg.org

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

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

Wave Hill Events
Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx
718-549-3200, www.wavehill.org

Native Plant Center Events
At Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla
914-606-7715, wcc.nativeplant@sunywcc.edu or www.nativeplantcenter.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.info

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