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New York Botanical Garden Events - 2024
Now thru April 21 - The Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion
Returning for its 21st year, NYBG's popular orchid exhibition is a fashion-inspired celebration of all things orchid. Visitors will be at the center of the sartorial experience, amid thousands of diverse orchids and accessorizing plants and dramatic, picture-perfect, fashion-themed installations, featuring the bold, new creations of three rising design stars: Collina Strada by Hillary Taymour, Dauphinette by Olivia Cheng, and FLWR PSTL by Kristen Alpaugh, each presenting their unique perspective on the connections between the botanical world and fashion.
April 12,13,19,20, 2024- Orchid Nights 7-10pm
Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing array of orchids at New York City’s most fantastical night out. Visit the exhibition in the evening with a cocktail in hand, underneath the twinkle of the Conservatory, a picture-perfect evening of beauty. Fee. For adults 21 and over. Advanced purchase recommended to guarantee admission.
May 18 thru October 27, 2024 - Wonderland: Curious Nature
A magnificent flower display, contemporary art installations, fantastical tea parties, and exciting night experiences await the curious and adventuresome at heart. Immersive and enchanting exhibition will span three seasons, combining horticultural and contemporary art installations like never before, evoking the spirit of exploration, the uncanny, unbelievable, and unfamiliar nature of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Tickets on sale now. See website.
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx

The Garden Conservancy Events 2024
Open Days
More info and register online.
May 4 - Wombat Crossing 10-4 in Hillsdale, Columbia County. Two acres of gardens with structure and sculpture, meadow, scenic view, substantial native plants and woodland and shade garden.
2024 National Speaking Tour
The National Speaking Tour brings leading thinkers and practitioners within the world of gardening to audiences throughout the US. We aim to inspire and engage those who have a passion for gardens and want to know further about the benefits that they bring to our lives and communities. Tour speaker Edmund Hollander, president of Hollander Design Landscape Architects, is joined by his partners to discuss the changing beauty, refuge, and joy that outdoor spaces provide with examples from their portfolio, from sprawling coastal retreats to country estates.
Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Cold Spring

Wave Hill Events 2024
Open. Check website to schedule a visit. Register for events on website.
April 19 - Kokedama & Cocktails 6-8:30
Kick off Earth Day Weekend! Delve into the art of mixology and the beauty of botanical arrangements in unique hands-on program. Top-rated mixologist Daniel Dougherty will guide you step-by-step to craft the perfect whiskey sour using local jams in your very own take home Wave Hill mason jar shaker. Then learn the Japanese art of Kokedama where plants are grown in moss-covered soil balls, creating beautiful and eco-friendly displays. Our knowledgeable instructor Kathryn Felt, owner of Wild Muse Flowers, will teach you to create your own Kokedama to bring home. Fee. Register online.
Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street, Bronx

Grey Towers Heritage Association Events 2024
Saturdays, April - Lunch & Learn Series 11:30-2
Lectures, Conversations, & Hot Lunches Fee. Register online.
April 20 - Members Only Open House Or become a member this day and enjoy a three-floor tour of the mansion with a reception. Join Grey Towers Heritage Association in our partnership with the US Forest Service at Grey Towers National Historic Site to continue the legacy of one of America´s most influential families and their unique and beautiful home.
Grey Towers Heritage Association
P.O. Box 188
Milford, PA 18337

Innisfree Garden Events 2024
June 8, 2024 - An Evening in the Garden: China at Innisfree 4-7
This year Innisfree celebrates the influences of China on the concept and design of its landscape, with a special focus on scroll paintings of 8th-century poet and painter Wang Wei. The benefit will also honor Ken Holzberg and Tom Kopfensteiner, who founded the local nonprofit Stonewood Farm in 2013—beautifully designed, like Innisfree, to function harmoniously with nature. Join us in supporting Innisfree and become an underwriter. Respond by April 15 if you wish to be listed on the invitation. Innisfree Garden’s annual benefit helps raise the critical funds needed to support the Garden and the ambitious ongoing plans for its future. Register online. Questions: or 845-677-8000.
Innisfree Garden
362 Tyrrel Road
(845) 677-8000,

Clark Botanic Garden Events 2024
Clark Botanic Garden
193 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, NY 11507

Nassau County Museum of Art Events 2024
Nassau County Museum of Art
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576

Native Plant Center Events 2024
Westchester Community College
Classroom Building, Room C200
75Grasslands Road
914-606-7870, or

Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association Events 2024
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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