Garden Events for May 2017

Hello Gardeners:  May is full of gardening events, so check back often as more information becomes available! 

Ongoing:

Tai Chi & Yoga at Old Westbury Gardens throughout the Spring & Summer.  https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/05_calendar.htm

Saturdays at 11am: Free Guided Ground Tours of Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River, NY.  http://www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com

Through May 7: Dogwood Celebration –  Celebrate the arrival of spring with a stroll through the gardens enjoying the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees at Old Westbury Gardens.  https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/05_calendar.htm

Tuesdays through the end of October, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.:  The Lawn Expert Is In!  FREE lawn care advice!  in person or email.  Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton.  https://www.peconiclandtrust.org/events.html

Learn about native plants at Volunteer Dates at Long Island Native Plant Initiative – :  May 5th, 6th, 19th, 20th, 26th, & 27th. Come for all or part of the day! 9:00AM-1:00PM; Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus Greenhouse, 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Riverhead.    Please RSVP to info@linpi.org.    http://www.linpi.org/

May 15 – Sept 15: Madoo Garden is open every Friday and Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. from May 15th until September 15th.  http://www.madoo.org/visit/plan-your-visit/

Through May 21, Thursdays thru Sundays, 11:00 am-4:00 pm: Bayard Cutting Arboretum Inspirations Exhibit.  Using the Manor and surrounding nature of the Arboretum as muse, members of Women Sharing Art created a multi- media exhibit.  Most of the work in this exhibit is for sale, with special pop-up sales on Saturday, May 6 and 13.  NYS Park admission fee.  The Art Show is free;   Westbrook Manor House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River.   http://www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com

Throughout May: Seasonal Highlights Tours at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Catch BBG’s burgeoning blossoms at their best and other highlights of the season in this free Garden-wide guided walk.   Check the website for specific days:  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/05/

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Through Oct 29, 2017:  “CHIHULY” – For the first time in more than ten years, the artwork of world-renowned sculptor Dale Chihuly will be featured in a major exhibition in New York.   See http://www.nyb.orgfor more info.

Through July 2017: Artist Shayne Dark’s complex sculptures are made from tree branches, limbs, trunks, and roots that evoke nature while taking on majestic new forms.  At Brooklyn Botanic Garden.   http://www.bbg.org

Wednesdays & Saturdays: Open Days at Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton.  https://www.longhouse.org

Through Sept: Recycle the Rain (Rain Barrel): Open to North Hempstead residents ONLY.  Recycle your rainwater by saving it to water your garden when the weather is dry, instead of using our precious groundwater resources.  Attendees can purchase a discounted 50-gallon rain barrel.  Class is free but the rain barrel costs $50 (ONLY check or credit/debit cards will be accepted- NO CASH*).  Registration is required (please bring I.D.).  30 minutes.  For class dates and times and to register: http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/Composting-Rain-Barrels-and-Gardens

Through Sept: Learn How to Compost: Open to North Hempstead residents ONLY.  Turn your yard and kitchen waste into rich fertilizer!  Composting reduces landfill waste and enhances your garden without synthetic chemicals, which can pollute our drinking water.  Attendees can purchase a discounted Soil Machine Pro.  Class is free but the composter costs $75 (ONLY check or credit/debit cards will be accepted- NO CASH*).  Registration is required (please bring I.D.).  30 minutes.  For class dates and times and to register: http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/Composting-Rain-Barrels-and-Gardens

Through Sun, Oct 29: What in the World is a Herbarium?  With more than 7.8 million preserved specimens, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium is the largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere. This special exhibition in Ross Gallery celebrates the Steere Herbarium as the centerpiece of the Garden’s botanical research program, and a priceless resource for scholars from around the world. Through this exhibition, learn some of the many ways that Garden scientists are working to study and save the plants of the world.  https://www.nybg.org

Dated Events:

New York Botanical Garden Adult Education Gardening Classes  throughout May.  Numerous classes for all levels of gardeners.  http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10105

Wed, May 3:  Bus Trip to NYBG and Untermyer Gardens with Clark Botanic Garden. Bus leaves the Garden at 8:15 am and returns approximately 5:30 pm.   Fee: $85 for members, $100 for non-members or guests.  See breathtaking works of art by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly at New York Botanical Garden. Then at 1:00 p.m., the bus will head to Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, New York, for a 90-minute guided tour.
See http://www.clarkbotanic.org/events.html#.WNwbYpU2yM8 for more info.

Thursdays, May 4, 11 & 18, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Plants of Georgia O’Keeffe Tour at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Explores plants, flowers, and motifs at the Garden that can be found in Georgia O’Keeffe’s art.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/05/

Sat, May 6: I LOVE MY PARK DAY  –  A statewide event, organized by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and local Friends groups, to celebrate and enhance New York’s parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs.  Check http://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-dayfor events.

Sat, May 6th 1:00pm – 4:00pm & Sun, May 7th 11:00am – 4:00pm:  African Violet & Gesnariad Sale. The African Violet & Gesnariad Clubs will present judged shows and plant sales.  There will be an education corner to answer your questions.  For more information about this event contact Carolyn from the club (516) 220-6727 or email carolynklein@icloud.com.  There is an $8 parking fee at the gate – Planting Fields  at the Conference Center.  http://www.plantingfields.org/index.php/events

Sat, May 6: Spring Gardening Presentations at East Meadow Farm;  9:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Gardening for Busy People with Limited Space;  10:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Garden to Table Vegetables; 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Herb Gardening.   Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County. 832 Merrick Ave, East Meadow.  Registration required.  Pre-registration: $15 per session or all 3 for $30.  At door registration: $20 per session or all 3 for $35.   http://ccenassau.org/events

Saturdays, May 6, 13 & 20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Water Garden Tour.  Stroll through the Water Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden & learn about water conservation, and enjoy the spring blooms.   https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/05/

Sat, May 6, 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Natural Perfume Blending.  Adult Workshop. Examine the art of natural perfumery, explore perfume ingredients and formulation, and leave with two bottles of your own bespoke perfume.   Preregistration Required.   https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/05/

May 6, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Painting en plein air at Bridge Gardens.  Discover the artist within you at this inspiring outdoor painting series!
Learn to capture the magic of East End light using your choice of medium: oils, acrylics, or watercolor paints.   Instructor will encourage you to express your creativity and artistic vision by providing technical knowledge and guidance.  Beginners to accomplished painters welcome! Class dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24.  $50/class, $185 for 4 classes, $350 for all 8 classes. Space is limited, prepaid registration is required.  Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell La, Bridgehampton.  A materials list provided at sign up, and students are responsible for easel, tools, and materials. For more information and to register, contact Suzzanne at suzzannefokine@hotmail.com or 631.599.2407.    https://www.peconiclandtrust.org

Sat, May 6, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share.  Join NYBG to find out more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes. Plants will be available for pick-up, to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.   Grove Hill Community Garden • 797 Eagle Ave, Bronx.  Registration required by May 1.  http://www.nybg.org/green_up/events.php

May 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Can Organics Work for your Lawn Care.  Join Peconic Land Trust for a discussion of practical tips with three individuals who will explain the steps needed to make the switch to sustainably better lawns.  Refreshments provided. Location: Island’s End Golf Club, Greenport.  FREE! Seating is limited, reservations requested. Rain or shine. See https://www.peconiclandtrust.org for more details.

Sat, May 6, 10:00  am – 3:00 pm: Soil Testing: Bring ½ cup of dry soil to Old Westbury Gardens and have it tested by Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County. https://www.oldwestburygardens.org

Sat, May 6, 9:00 am:  Early Bird Walk. Celebrate International Migratory Bird Month with a walk through Old Westbury Gardens guided by an expert from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center. Free with admission. All ages. https://www.oldwestburygardens.org

Sat, May 6 & Sun, May 7, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm:  Spring Plant Sale and Gardening Weekend.  Purchase select annuals and perennials, including Old Westbury Gardens’ signature varieties.  Not sure what plants are right for your landscape?  Gardens’ horticulturists along with members of various plant societies and Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County Master Gardeners will be on hand to help you select the right plants and answer your questions. https://www.oldwestburygardens.org

Sat, May 6, & Sun, May 7, 1 to 2pm:  Spring Garden Tours at Queens Botanical Garden.  Free with Admission.  Drop-in.  Explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month.  – See more at: http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/events

Sun, May 7, 11am-4pm: Huntington Tulip Festivalhttp://www.huntingtonny.gov/TulipFestival

Sun, May 7, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Landscape Drawing for Travelers. Adult Workshop.  Hone your outdoor drawing skills in the diverse landscapes of the Garden.  Preregistration Required.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/05/

Sun, May 7, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Herbal Remedies for Spring Allergies. Adult Workshop. Support your immune system and ease your allergy symptoms with botanical remedies and foods.   Preregistration Required.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/05/

Sundays, May 7 & May 21, 9:30 to 10:30am: Bird Walks with New York City Audubon. Free with Admission, Registration required. Identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat. – See more at:
http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/events

Tues, May 9, 7:30 PM: Lecture: “Botanical Art; Tradition and Revival.”  At the monthly meeting of the LI Botanical Society.  Botanical art is a fine art tradition that is experiencing a contemporary revival of truly global dimensions. This talk will present the high points of this tradition, moving from herbals to humanism and to the golden age of botanical illustration, and will show examples of some of the best work being done today. Dr. Bouchier is the founder of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), which is the leading international organization dedicated to botanical art.
Location: Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, Earth and Space Science Building, Gil Hanson Room (Room 123), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook.. http://www.libotanical.org/programs.html

Tues-Thurs, May 9 – May 11, 9am-5pm:  Farmingdale University Department of Urban Horticulture and Design Annual Plant Sale.  Quality plants priced below local retail AND proceeds support Farmingdale horticulture students & the Teaching Gardens.  We grow many of the plants right in our departments’ greenhouses that we will have for sale.  Enter at the north entrance off Route 110, to the horticultural greenhouses.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1377643222277066/.

Tues-Thurs, May 9 – May 11, 9am-5pm:  The Long Island Daylily Society Spring Plant Sale  will take place at the Farmingdale University Annual Plant Sale (see above.)  http://www.lidaylily.org/

Wed, May 10, 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m.: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Plant Sale 2017.  This spectacular annual event, tented on Cherry Esplanade, offers the largest collection of quality plants in the metropolitan area.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/05/ 

Fri, May 12, 10:30 to 4:00 p.m.:  National Public Gardens Day at Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton.  Please join us in recognition of this day to be inspired by three beautiful East End public gardens!  We have partnered with two other local public gardens, the magical Madoo Conservancy, and the beaufitul Longhouse Reserve for a free, 1-hour guided tour at each location.  Day begins at 10:30 a.m. at Bridge Gardens with a guided walk. Enjoy lunch in Bridgehampton on your own before heading to Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack for a 1:00 p.m. tour.   Conclude your day at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton for the final tour at 3:00 p.m.  Optional prix fixe dinner, offered to our tour participants by The Living Room Restaurant, c/o The Maidstone in East Hampton, Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton, and The Plaza Café in Southampton. Reservations suggested at your choice of restaurant.  Space on the garden tours is limited, reservations required.  To reserve, please see https://www.peconiclandtrust.org for more details.

Fri, May 12 & Sat, May 13th, 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine:  Clark Botanic Garden Auxiliary 48th Annual Spring Plant Sale.  Free admission.  Annuals – Perennials – Herbs – Hanging Baskets Trees & Shrubs – Vegetables.  See http://www.clarkbotanic.org/events.html#.WNwbYpU2yM8 for more info.

Sat, May 13: West Islip Beautification Society Annual Mothers Day Plant Salehttp://www.westislipbeautification.org/news.html

Sat, May 13, 4:00pm-5:30pm: bird watching walk around LongHouse Reserve. East Hampton. Kelly Rosenheim of the NYC Audubon Society will lead a bird watching walk around LongHouse. Learn about the wide variety of birds that make their home in the gardens or use it as a pit stop for their seasonal migration.   $10; members complimentary.  Audubon members free.  https://www.longhouse.org

Sat, May 13, 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.: Bronx Food & Farms Walking Tour: Highbridge Gardens.   Taking its name from the adjacent bridge built in 1848 by Irish immigrants, the Highbridge neighborhood has several community gardens occupying lots that where vacant between the 1970s and 1990s. Visit 3 longstanding community gardens to explore their history and meet the gardeners who currently care for them:  La Isla Community Garden, Taqwa Community Farm, and the Bronx Target Garden.    Tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B.Blossom. Tickets are $15 by cash or check made payable to La Familia Verde.  Reservation required.  http://www.nybg.org/green_up/events.php

Sat, May 13, beginning at 10 AM:  Garden Conservancy Suffolk County Open Days: Four gardens on the East End.  Please note the hours for each garden differ on this date.  Admission to each garden is $7. Don’t forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.  https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/suffolk-county-ny-open-day

Sat, May 13, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Painting en plein air at Bridge Gardens.  See May 6th for details.

Sat, May 13, 9:30 to 10:30am: Bird Walks with New York City Audubon.  See May 7 for details.

Sat, May 13, 8:00am –  Brightwaters Plant Sale –  at the head of the harbor. Montauk Hwy, Brightwaters.

Sat & Sun, May 13-14, 10 AM-4 PM:  Mother’s Day Hanging Basket Sale by Bayard Arboretum Horticultural Society.  Bayard Cutting Arboretum Manor House Gazebo .  http://www.bcahortsociety.org

Sun, May 14, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.: Nature Walk with Brad Klein: Spring Migratory Birds.  May is prime time for migratory songbirds—some arriving to nest, others passing through on their way farther north.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/05/

Thurs, May 18, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Urban Trees for a Changing Climate Webinar.  NOTICE:  DATE CHANGE.  Cornell University Campus Connection Webinar.   Life on the street for a tree has always been tough, but it is and will continue to get tougher. With what we know now we can choose urban trees for street and parks that will withstand drought and floods, insects and diseases, however; understanding site limitations and opportunities will enable us to match the tree to the site and get the best result.  There is no one perfect tree! Maximizing tree diversity, selecting the best tree for a given site and mitigating difficult soil conditions will go a long way towards greening our cities. Location:  CCE-Nassau Environmental Horticulture Office, East Meadow.  Cost is free and space is limited. Coffee/Tea and refreshments included.  To register contact Vinnie D. by May 5 at 516-565-5265 ext. 10 or vad37@cornell.ed.   http://ccenassau.org/events/

Thurs, May 18, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm: 26th Annual Long Island Unit Herb Symposium. Speakers, a marketplace, raffle, herbal lunch and our unit members’ acclaimed herbal desserts will be featured.  Registration price $55 per person. Location: The Old Field Club, 86 West Meadow Road, Setauket. Contact Information: snowgoose@optonline.net, 631.286.2184.  http://www.herbsociety.org/

Fri, May 19, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm:  Take Flight: Bees and Brews –  a Bee Happy Hour at Old Westbury Gardens.  Guided tour through twilight gardens discussing the basics of backyard beekeeping and conservation. Later sample seasonal and year round beers from featured brewery Samuel Adams as sourced by Hicksville Beer and Soda. Age 21 and over only. Registration required. $30.00 / $27.00 members (includes bar snacks and beer flight).  Advance tickets required. https://www.oldwestburygardens.org

Fri, May 19, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Plant Auction at East Meadow Farm. Master Gardeners dig up and pot perennials, shrubs and trees.
They will be auctioned off and sold at extremely reasonable prices.  All proceeds are used for the beautification of the demonstration gardens
For more information:   Contact Cheryl Bennett at cherylbennett3478@gmail.com or by calling 516-695-8045.  Location: CCE-Nassau Environmental Horticulture Office, East Meadow. http://ccenassau.org/events/

Sat, May 20, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: One Potato, Two Potato.  If you’ve ever thought about growing your own potatoes, this is the workshop for you.  Join Peconic Land Trust in the barn for an interactive presentation and learn all you’ve ever wanted to know about planting, caring for, and harvesting delicious potatoes in your garden.  Bring your questions!  $5/person, reservations requested. Rain or shine.  Location: Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Ave, Southold.  See https://www.peconiclandtrust.orgfor more details.

Sat, May 20, 12:00 p.m. & Sat, Sept 16 at 12:30 p.m.: Build a Rain Garden, a Town of North Hempstead Sustainability Class.  Reduce stormwater pollution and flooding!  Recharge and purify our drinking water!  Provide food and habitat for wildlife and pollinators!  Rain gardens capture stormwater from downspout or driveway, and let it filter slowly into the ground.  A rain garden specialist will teach you how to build and select plants for a rain garden, using Clark’s demonstration rain garden.  FREE!  Open to all members of the public but registration is encouraged.  90 minutes. Classes held at Clark Botanic Garden (193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson). For class dates and times and to register: http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/Composting-Rain-Barrels-and-Gardens

Sat, May 20, 9:30am – 12:00pm: “Growing Miniature and Miniflora Roses” Lecture presented by the Manhattan Rose Society, by ARS Master Rosarian, Bill Kozemchak. Location: Queens Botanical Garden,  43-50 Main St., Flushing. Bagels & Coffee. http://www.manhattanrosesociety.org/upcoming_events.html

Sat, May 20, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:  Stewardship Day at the Quail Hill Farm.  Join Peconic Land Trust in the fun at this annual workday as we help transplant this year’s seedlings from the greenhouse.  Work side by side to move tender seedlings into the fertile soils at the farm.  Help your children gain new appreciation for tasty fresh vegetables as they dig in the earth and plant this year’s vegetable and herb crops.  Free! Please park on Deep Lane, reached via Town Lane or Side Hill Lane and join us at the greenhouse. Moderate to heavy rain cancels.  Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett.  See https://www.peconiclandtrust.org for more details.

Sat, May 20, 10 AM – 4 PM:  Garden Conservancy Suffolk County Open Days: Three gardens on the North Fork, East End.   Admission to each garden is $7. Don’t forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.  https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/suffolk-county-ny-open-day

Sat, May 20, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Painting en plein air at Bridge Gardens.  See May 6th for details.

Sun, May 21, 11am-3pm:  Long Island Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale. Rain or shine. Annuals, perennials, herbs, heirloom vegetables and much more.  Other participating organizations include the LI Seed Consortium, LI Cactus and Succulent Society, LI Daylily Society, LI Orchid Society, LI Rose Society & Mid-Island Dahlia Society.   At Planting Fields Arboretum Greenhouse Classroom, Oyster Bay.  Cash or checks only.    http://lihort.org/

May 21, 9:30 to 10:30am: Bird Walks with New York City Audubon. Free with Admission, Registration required. Identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat. – See more at:
http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/events

Sun, May 21, 2-4 PM: LI Chapter, American Rhododendron Society May Flower Show, Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay.   http://www.nyrhododendron.org/

Sun, May 21st, 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Peony Garden Walking Tour at Planting Fields Arboretum.  Tickets are required. Enjoy some tea and cookies before heading out for a tour of the Peony Garden.   These flowers grow happily for decades, with very little work required.  Learn some facts about these beautiful, frangrant, old fashioned flowers and what’s new in the world of peonies!   For tickets visit:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peony-garden-tour-walking-coe-hall-planting-fields-tickets-32892713993.  $20 Non-Members; FREE for Members.  Meet at Coe Hall.  For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at (516) 922-8678 or email jlavella@plantingfields.orghttp://www.plantingfields.org/index.php/events

Tues, May 23, 6:30 p.m. & Sat, Sept 16 at 11:00 a.m.: Native Plant Gardening, a Town of North Hempstead Sustainability Class. Conserve water!  Reduce fertilizers and pesticides!  Provide food and habitat for wildlife and pollinators!  The president of the Long Island Native Plant Initiative will teach you how to build and select plants for native gardens.
FREE!  Open to all members of the public but registration is encouraged.  60 minutes.  Classes held at Clark Botanic Garden (193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson). For class dates and times and to register: http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/Composting-Rain-Barrels-and-Gardens

Wed May 24,  6:30 – 7:30pm: No Land, No Problem: Vertical Hydroponic Food Production Workshop.   At Farmingdale State College’s Sustainable Garden, rain or shine.  All events are preceded with a potluck dinner (5:30-6:30 pm). Please bring a dish to share. The meeting location is the Kiosk at the Sustainable Garden, a component of the Department of Urban Horticulture & Design Teaching Gardens.  Admission fee: $10.00 for Sustainable Garden members $15.00 for non-members; Farmingdale students admitted free.   To RSVP: Telephone: (631) 420-2392 Email: michael.veracka@farmingdale.edu.  For more information — http://blogs.farmingdale.edu/sites/thesustainablegarden/

Sat, May 27, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Painting en plein air at Bridge Gardens.  See May 6th for details.

Sun, May 28, 1:00pm: LI Horticultural Society Meeting with Tutorial: Growing Old Garden Roses; 2:00pm: Lecture: Planting Fields from the Inside.  http://lihort.org/

Early June:  Farmers Markets are open for the season.  Check http://www.lifb.com/FINDAFARMSTAND/FindaFarmersMarket/tabid/69/Default.aspx for a location near you.

June 2, 3, 9 & 10, 9am – 2pm:: LI Native Plant Initiative annual Plant Sale. Over 40 species of native LI grasses, flowers, & shrubs.  See http://www.linpi.org/ for tentative list of available plants.

Sun, June 4, 1:00pm:  Peony Path Tour at Sagtikos Manor. (10:30am tour is sold out).   Delight in the history, art and horticulture of the Peony. Along our path, learn about ongoing restoration efforts. Revel in the sculpture of our magnificent peacock fountain. Parting gifts, music, plant sale and light refreshments.  $10 – adults and $8 – seniors if reservation is received by 5/31/17. Day of event, $12 as space allows.  Download a reservation form at http://www.sagtikosmanor.org/events.html.  For more information e-mail: sagtikosfmg@gmail.com

Wed, June 7, 6:30 – 7:30pm: Rainwater: Don’t Let it Go Down the Drain – Workshop.  At Farmingdale State College’s Sustainable Garden, Rain or shine. All events are preceded with a potluck dinner (5:30-6:30 pm). Please bring a dish to share. The meeting location is the Kiosk at the Sustainable Garden, a component of the Department of Urban Horticulture & Design Teaching Gardens.  Admission fee: $10.00 for Sustainable Garden members $15.00 for non-members; Farmingdale students admitted free.   To RSVP: Telephone: (631) 420-2392 Email: michael.veracka@farmingdale.edu.  For more information — http://blogs.farmingdale.edu/sites/thesustainablegarden/

Sat, June 10, 10:00am – 3:00pm: Plein Air Through the Seasons – The Rose Garden at Planting Fields Arboretum.  FREE with $8 Parking Fee. Annie Shaver-Crandell is a visual artist based in Manhattan whose fondness for fresh air and magnificent colors has brought her repeatedly to Planting Fields to paint out of doors.  She offers both historical and contemporary approaches to the depiction of landscape and floral themes.  Suggested list of materials:  Some form of drop cloth, any oil, acrylic, oil or dry pastels.  Bring a bag lunch or purchase snacks at COFFEED’s garden café inside the hay barn.  Contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org for more information.  Meet at the end of the West Parking lot by the Welcome Pavillion.  http://www.plantingfields.org/index.php/events

June 11:  Long Island Rose Society Rose Show at Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay.

Thurs, June 22: Long Island Native Plant Initiative –  LIISMA Invasive Species Conference.  Location: Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood.  More details to come. http://www.liisma.org

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Hello! I am Professor Michael Veracka from Farmingdale State College’s Department of Urban Horticulture and Design. We are holding some garden lectures and would it if you could add them to your event listings. (You can reach me at Michael.veracka@farmingdale.edu ). Here are the listings:

    Wednesday May 24th: No Land, No Problem: Vertical Hydroponic Food Production. All garden workshops take place rain or shine on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30pm at Farmingdale State College’s Sustainable Garden. All events are preceded with a potluck dinner (5:30-6:30 pm). Please bring a dish to share. The meeting location is the Kiosk at the Sustainable Garden, a component of the Department of Urban Horticulture & Design Teaching Gardens.
    For more information — http://blogs.farmingdale.edu/sites/thesustainablegarden/

    Wednesday June 7th: Rainwater: Don’t Let it Go Down the Drain. All garden workshops take place rain or shine on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30pm at Farmingdale State College’s Sustainable Garden. All events are preceded with a potluck dinner (5:30-6:30 pm). Please bring a dish to share. The meeting location is the Kiosk at the Sustainable Garden, a component of the Department of Urban Horticulture & Design Teaching Gardens.
    For more information — http://blogs.farmingdale.edu/sites/thesustainablegarden/

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