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Wave Hill Events 2021
Open. Check website to schedule a visit.
February 26 - Lessons from Wave Hill: Seed-starting Workshop 1-2
Wave Hill Gardener Lana Guardo takes participants on a virtual tour of Wave Hill’s propagation greenhouse to gain insight into inner workings of seed dormancy and how it affects germination and growth. A presentation covering seed-starting timelines, soil mixes, common pitfalls and optimal growing conditions will instill confidence in participants to experiment with seed propagation on their own. The program fee of $55 includes a seed kit curated by our horticulture staff. Registration by 1PM on Thursday, February 25. Participants who register by Wednesday, February 17 should receive the kit in time for the workshop, but it's not necessary to have it on the day of the program. A recording of the webinar will be sent to all participants in a follow-up email. Appropriate for gardeners with seed-starting experience looking to elevate their skills. Access to a greenhouse not necessary; techniques covered apply to all home gardeners. Fee. Register online.
Horticultural Lecture Series 2021
Our distinguished lecture series takes place virtually on Zoom, hosted by senior Director of Horticulture Louis Bauer. Join us from the comfort of your home! The Series starts and ends at great English gardens with plantings of modern sensibility and a strong emphasis on encouraging biodiversity. In between, we offer a story of great American gardeners, growers and plant people who, just as they were realizing success in the early 20th century, were forced to give it up and start again following World War II. Registration required for each lecture, or for the series. The day before the event you will receive an email with a private link. Following lecture, you will receive a link to its recording.
February 17, 2021 - Malverleys, Making and Maintaining an English Flower Garden 4–5:30
Malverleys is home to an English Flower Garden created and developed for 10 years by head gardener Matthew Reese, together with the owners. Its classical design features complex and dynamic plantings, with York stone paths and yew hedging forming a framework of garden rooms, and deep borders home to mixed plantings. Reese introduces us to building a garden from scratch—laying out its design and plantings and then maintaining it to achieve a naturalistic effect. Register on website.
March 24, 2021 - The Untold Story of Japanese American Influence on American Gardens 4–5:30
No garden today is untouched by the legacy of Japan’s gardening culture, not only in the plants themselves, but especially the Japanese immigrants who put down roots in the US and built successful nurseries and cut-flower farms here. A horticulturist and writer who is interested in the narratives of people and their plants, Eric Hsu brings alive a collection of stories that resonate with our universal love of plants and those passionate about them. He is currently Chanticleer’s plant information coordinator, overseeing plant records and teaching plant identification to interns. Register on website.
April 14, 2021 - Fergus Garrett Wild at Dixter 4–5:30
Can gardens be designed and managed to support biodiversity while maintaining their aesthetics? Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener of Great Dixter House & Gardens in East Sussex, shares a new approach to gardening at this influential Arts and Crafts garden, where mosaic habitats are woven into the landscape to enhance wildlife habitats. Hear from him how a biodiversity audit is influencing the way that the site is managed, balancing the needs of wildlife, access, gardening and forestry. Following his presentation, author and podcaster Margaret Roach will offer an American perspective. Register on website.
Wave Hill
675 West 252nd Street

New York Botanical Garden Events - 2021
All visitors must purchase or reserve timed-entry tickets in advance.
April 11 thru October 31 - KUSAMA: COSMIC NATURE
Experience Yayoi Kusama’s profound connection with nature. Contemporary Japanese artist Kusama is one of the most popular artists in the world, drawing millions to experience her immersive installations. Exclusively at NYBG, Kusama reveals her lifelong fascination with the natural world, beginning with her childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s seed nursery. Her artistic concepts of obliteration, infinity, and eternity are inspired by her intimate engagement with the colors, patterns, and life cycles of plants and flowers. Exhibition will be installed across the Garden’s landscape, in and around Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, and in LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building. Advance, timed, limited-capacity tickets go on sale to the public March 16, 2021. See website.
February 25, March 25, 2021 - 21st Annual Winter Lecture Series, Gardens of Meaning 11am Online featuring Non-Traditional Perspectives That Broaden the Gardening Experience. February 25:Leslie Bennett presents Gardens of Sanctuary. Leslie is founder of the Black Sanctuary Gardens project, which creates gardens of refuge and beauty in collaboration with Black women and communities. March 25: Landscape designer and musician Larry Weaner presents Music Composition and Landscape Design. He believes that designing a garden and composing music are linked by freedom of expression within formal constraints. Fee. Info or register: or 718.817.8720
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road
New York
718.817.8700 or

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

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

The Garden Conservancy Events
February 23, March 2,16 & 23 - Gardens as Agents of Change 6-7
Live on Zoom. Or "How a Garden Can Save the World" with James Brayton Hall, president and CEO of the Garden Conservancy. Four session course explores the active roles of gardens in creating a sense of place, fostering community, and providing insight into our culture. We'll look at historic and contemporary examples of how created landscapes offer spaces for experimentation and exploration. Each class will begin with a 40-minute presentation, followed by 20 minutes of group discussion. Light reading will supplement the webinar discussions. Limited to 25 participants. Registration for full course only ending 24 hours prior to event. See website. Fee. Week 1: Breaking the Rules: Anything Can Happen in a Garden 2: Making Place: Gardens that Connect and Correct 3: The Garden as a Stage: Performance, Protest, and Public Space 4: Peeling Back the Layers: Participation and Investigation in the Landscape.
Mr. Hall holds a BS in architecture and MS in landscape architecture. He lectures on garden design, industrial design history, historic preservation, urban planning, contemporary architecture, and is a member of graduate program faculty of Rhode Island School of Design.
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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