Archive | October 2017

Garden Events for November 2017

Ongoing:

Tai Chi & Yoga at Old Westbury Gardens throughout Autumn.  https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/10_calendar.htm

Fridays through Nov 17: Farmers Market at Queens Botanical Garden.   https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/2017-11/

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

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

Saturday Mornings through November, 9am:  LI Dahlia Society volunteers meet at the William Wolkoff Garden, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, each Saturday during the dahlia season, preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.  Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.  http://www.longislanddahlia.org/

Through January 2018: Smart Garden Exhibit.   Gardens can play a big role in conserving water and preventing pollution.  This year’s gallery exhibit explores solutions to some of the big environmental challenges cities face in the 21st century. The display highlights BBG’s Water Conservation Project, projected to reduce the Garden’s outdoor freshwater consumption by almost 96%. Visitors will also learn how to create their own sustainable gardens that conserve water and make the city cleaner and greener. Tips for families and children are also included!   Steinhardt Conservatory, Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/smart_garden_exhibit/

Through April 22, 2018: Out of the Woods: Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens.  The American Society of Botanical Artists’ third triennial exhibition explores the theme of trees in public gardens. The 45 works displayed in this juried exhibition depict a wide range of tree specimens from international botanical gardens and arboreta.  This international collection of artists has depicted everything from seed pods, to branches and bark, to an entire forest floor. Location NY Botanical Garden Ross Gallery. https://www.nybg.org/event/asba-triennial-woods/

Sat, Sun, Tues, Wed, 1–2 p.m. through Nov 29: Seasonal Highlights Tours at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Meet at Magnolia Plaza by the building steps.  Glimpse BBG’s colorful foliage and other highlights of the fall season in this free Garden-wide guided walk.
Free with Garden admission. No registration necessary.  https://www.bbg.org

Opening Nov 22 through Jan 15: The Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.  https://www.nybg.org/whats-on/

Saturdays through Nov. 25: Open Days at Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton.  https://www.longhouse.org/pages/calendar

Dated Events: 

Wed, Nov 1, 6-8pm:  Composting With Lovely Red Worms.  Compost your food scraps and harvest nutrient-rich vermicompost all year long by harnessing the power of worms.   Learn how to make and maintain an indoor vermicomposting system. For information about buying worms at this workshop, email compost@bbg.org at least two weeks in advance.   Class size is limited, and there may be a waiting list of people who would like to attend. If you can’t attend class, thank you for calling 718-623-7220 to cancel your registration so that someone else may take your place.   There are 2 openings remaining at this time.  Brooklyn Botanic Garden. https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/11

Thurs, Nov 2, 1-4pm: Horticulture Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden. Help keep QBG clean, green, and growing! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with our plants. Registration required.  https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/2017-11/

Sat, Nov 4, 10am and again at 1pm:  Fall Foliage Walk with Horticulturist Alex Feleppa at Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton. Members complimentary, Non-Members $20. https://www.longhouse.org/pages/calendar

Sat, Nov 4, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm:  Seasonal Garden Tour at Queens Botanical Garden. On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 to 2pm. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!  https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/2017-11/

Sat, Nov 4, 9am: Early Bird Walk. A wildlife expert from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center leads an outdoor tour of Old Westbury Gardens and shares expertise on local species. Bring binoculars for a closer look. All ages welcome.  https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/11_calendar.htm

Sat, Nov 4, 10:00am – 11:30am:  Poinsettias – A Tour of Kurt Weiss Greenhouses, Center Moriches.  Presented by the Peconic Land Trust. $10/person.  https://peconiclandtrust.org

Sat & Sun, Nov 4 & 5: Long Island Chrysanthemum Show at Hicks Nursery, Westbury.  http://www.longislandmums.org/

Sat, Nov 4 10am-3pm: Pruning: How, When, and Where –  This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as how to maintain the woody plants in your garden. Bring your pruners! We will discuss tool selection and maintenance, while we practice techniques using potted plants (at NYBG) and trees in the landscape (at NCNC). Class is held rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and bring lunch.  Price:  Member : $119, Non-Member : $129.  New York Botanical Garden. http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10105

Mon, Nov 6, 7:30pm: Mid Island Dahlia Society Meeting with presentation about storing your tubers and planning your garden for next year. The meeting is open to the public. Free refreshments.  For more information please go to www.midislanddahlia.org or contact President Tom Cleere at 631-838-7370.  Location: Winthrop Hall, Church of the Advent, Westbury.

Sat, Nov 11, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Complimentary admission to all veterans and members of the military to Old Westbury Gardens. Please present your military ID upon arrival.  https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/11_calendar.htm

Sat, Nov 11, 10-11:30am: Organic Rose Care. Putting the rose garden to bed for the winter is an important step in the health of your roses come next spring.  Final workshop in this organic rose series with a discussion on techniques that will benefit your roses as the colder weather sets in. Led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, owner of Greener Pastures Organics, you’ll learn the necessary mulching, pruning and soil care for the dormant season to help reduce overwintering disease spores and insect activity. This workshop series is a partnership with Perfect Earth Project.Space is limited, reservations requested. Rain or shine. To register contact: Robin L. Harris, 631-283-3195, events@peconiclandtrust.org. Bridgehampton.  https://peconiclandtrust.org/get-involved/events

Sat, Nov 11, 10:30-11:30 am: Forcing Bulbs for the Winter, Adult Workshop.  1-hour presentation on forcing bulbs to beutify your house during the winter.  $15.00 / $5.00 Member. Advance registraiton required. To register ONLINE please CLICK HERE.  https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/11_calendar.htm

Sat, Nov 11, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM: Nature on the Move (Eastern Section), Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.  Maintain a slow to moderate pace for 4 miles as we observe and discuss the fields and woods of Caumsett.  Registration: Required.. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/23/details.aspx

Sun, Nov 12, 11am–1pm:  Flower Arranging for the Senses.  Adult Workshop.  Through the practice of guided meditation, learn flower preparation, design, and aftercare with a heightened awareness and sense of calm. You’ll leave feeling more relaxed and with a stunning arrangement to take home. $91 member; $95 nonmember. (Fee includes $40 materials charge.)  Preregistration Required.   https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/11

Tues, Nov 14, 7:30 PM:  Carolyn Flynn: “The Evolution of Trees and Herbaceous Plants in the Lands of the Nissequogue River Corridor.”  Throughout history, geology and related flora have had an important influence on land use by people and, more recently, we have greatly impacted the vegetation of our land. We will discuss land use from Native American times to the present and examine historic vegetation maps to explore some of the changes on the north shore lands of western Suffolk County.   Location: Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, Earth and Space Science Building, Gil Hanson Room (Room 123), Stony Brook University. Presented by the Long Island Botanical Society.  http://www.libotanical.org/programs.html

Fri, Nov 17, 8am-5pm:  LI Native Plant Initiative’s Native Plant Symposium “Flora and Fauna” at Farmingdale State College, Roosevelt Hall,  Farmingdale, NY. Lunch, Refreshments and Tradeshow Included with Registration.  http://www.linpi.org/

Sat, Nov 18,11am-1pm: Simple and Affordable Floral Arranging, Adult Worshop.  Member Fee: $63, Nonmember Fee: $68. Materials Charge: $30. There are 5 openings remaining at this time.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/11

Sat, Nov 18, 10am-1pm: Native Grasses: Providing Fall Splendor. Native grasses are some of the most low maintenance plants in the garden and add a compelling element to landscape design. They come in many heights, textures, and colors, while seed heads and foliage provide fall and winter interest. Discover the full and rich variety of grasses in the Native Plant Garden that can be used as groundcovers, specimen plants, vertical design elements, and also for erosion control. Please dress for the weather.   Price:  Member : $69  Non-Member : $75.   New York Botanical Garden. http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10105 

Sat, Nov 18, 10:30am:  Thanksgiving Centerpiece, Adult Workshop.  Floral arrangements have graced Westbury House since its completion in 1907. This long–standing tradition makes Old Westbury Gardens the ideal location to study home floral design. Taught by Scott Lucas, Head Grower and florist for Westbury House, this centerpiece workshop at the Gardens  teaches students how to create a stunning arrangement,  Participants will create a centerpiece through the use of a variety of textures and colors. Registration fee includes all materials. $50.00 / $45.00 Member. Advance registraiton required.  https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/11_calendar.htm

Sun, Nov 19, 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Intro to Wilderness Survival (Adult Program). Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.  You can survive on your own at Caumsett. In this hands-on program, geared for the average adult, we’ll teach you how to find food, start a fire and build shelter. Approximately 1 mile. For reasons of safety, no children under 16 will be permitted. There will be some sitting on the grass. Registration: Required.  https://parks.ny.gov/parks/23/details.aspx

Sun, Nov 19, 1:00 pm Tutorial:  Anne Cognati, Old Wives’ Tales;  2:00 pm Amy Ziff er, Garden Designer.  At the monthly meeting of the Long Island Horticultural Society.  Location: Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay. http://lihort.org/

 Sun, Nov 19, 1-3 pm: Floral Design Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece.  Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by pros, and take home their own centerpiece. All materials provided. Registration required. https://queensbotanical.org/calendar/2017-11/

Sat, Nov 25, 10:00 AM – 01:15 PM: Just a Hike (Adult Program). Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.  While questions are most welcome, there will be no formal nature discussion during this 6-mile, hilly, moderately paced walk, thus affording walkers the opportunity for uninterrupted relaxing and socializing. Bring lunch and drinking water.   Registration: Required. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/23/details.aspx

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December Preview:

Fri, Dec 1, 10-11:30am:   What Plants Can Teach Us – A Talk with Robin Wall Kimmerer, inspiration for Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things.   In this wide-ranging talk, Kimmerer shares insights from her current research and her book Braiding Sweetgrass, as well as her fervent belief that if we claim our own agency in tending to Earth, we can restore the relationship between plants and people.  Price:  Member : $25, Non-Member : $29.   New York Botanical Garden. http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10105

Sat, Dec 2, 11am – 12:30pm: Holiday Wreath Workshop with Suffolk County Cornell Cooperative Extension.  Create a seasonal wreath for your home or to give as a wonderful gift! We provide wreath frame, wire, freshly harvested greens from our farm, pinecones, decorative berries, and ribbon. Bow making lesson available. PLEASE BRING hand pruners, garden gloves, and any additional décor you may prefer.  NOTE: Due to safety and space restrictions, no children under 10 will be permitted. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult. MAX 2 people per wreath. Register early, space is limited! Call 631-852-4600 to register. M-F, 9am-3pm.  Fee $25 per wreath, ages 10 and over.  Contact Kaylyn Reynolds, kr427@cornell.edu, 631-852-4600 . Location: Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, Yaphank. http://ccesuffolk.org/events/2016/12/03/holiday-wreath-workshop

Sun, Dec. 3 at 1:00 p.m.: Wreath Making Workshop at Madoo.  Sign up today for our great wreath making workshop. Learn how to make imaginative holiday wreaths. Take home your own masterpiece made with greens from Broken Arrow and the gardens at Madoo. Registration required.  Fee includes materials to make your own wreath (pls. bring pruners and work gloves). Member Fee: $50.00, Non-Member Fee: $60.00.  http://www.madoo.org/programs/workshops/

Sun, Dec 3, 2-4pm:  Organic Flower Arranging. Explore free-form flower arranging without floral foam or traditional frogs. Using romantic blossoms, exotic textures, and garden greens, learn the basics of arranging with a natural flare. All floral materials will be sourced domestically for seasonal beauty. Florals, vase, and instructions are included: Shears will be available for day-of use. Discussion topics include flower sourcing, arranging techniques, flower care, and elements of balance in a highly organic arrangement.  Member Fee: $32, Nonmember Fee: $36. Materials Charge: $90.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/11

Sun, Dec 3, 2-4pm: Wreath Making Workshop.  $35 pp includes materials and light refreshments.  Using plain evergreen wreaths, create a beautiful decoration to grace your front door or mantle.  Led by Diana Conklin, of Everlastings by Diana, who brings a wealth of additional locally-grown greens, dried flowers, seed pods and berries for you to enhance the basic form.  Bring your ribbons, seashells, feathers, lights, or other decorative items if you would like – Diana will help you make your vision come true! Bring work gloves and clippers. Limited space available, prepaid reservations required with credit card, call today. Rain or shine.  To register contact: Rick Bogusch or Kathleen Kennedy, 631-283-3195, events@peconiclandtrust.org.  https://peconiclandtrust.org/get-involved/events

Sun, Dec 3, 12:30 PM – 02:30 PM: History of Caumsett (Adult Program).  Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.  On this hilly, moderately long walk (approx. 2 miles), we will study the park’s social, economic, architectural and political history.  Registration: Required.  https://parks.ny.gov/parks/23/details.aspx

Dec 4, 10:00 am – January 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm:  Holiday Pointsettia Display.  Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay. The Main Greenhouse will have a Holiday Pointsettia & Cyclamen Display during the month of December.  You can see this holiday display daily from 10:00am – 4:00pm and it is free with admission. The Park is closed on Christmas Day.  For specific questions about the display, please contact the Park Office (516) 922-8600.   http://plantingfields.org/events/

Sat, Dec 9, 1pm: Adult Workshop: Christmas Wreath-making.  Join Scott Lucas, Old Westbury Gardens’ head gardener and Westbury House floral designer, and create a stunning wreath in the “Old Westbury Gardens” style. $50.00 / $45.00 member.  Advance Registration Requried.    Register online: https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/12_calendar.htm

Tu, Dec 12, 6-7:30pm: Class: Treating Colds and Flus Naturally.  We sometimes forget that plants have been used to treat the common cold and the flu for millennia. Discover how herbs and spices can help boost your immune system, relieve stress, and complement your medical protocol in general.  Member Fee: $24, Non-member: $27, Materials: $9.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/11

 

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Garden Events for October 2017

Ongoing:

Tai Chi & Yoga at Old Westbury Gardens throughout Autumn.  https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/10_calendar.htm

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

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

Wednesday & Saturdays through October:  Pallettes in the Park. Watercolor classes at Bayard Cutting Arboretum.  http://www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com/event/watercolor-class-with-victoria-beckert-9/

Throughout Oct: 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/2017/10/

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

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

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.

Thursdays–Saturdays, through October, 6:30–10:30pm:  CHIHULY Nights.  NYBG’s Chihuly exhibition is infused with a magical energy as the artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBG’s sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory. After sunset, the atmosphere is thrilling: experience the heightened drama and luminous quality of Dale Chihuly’s colors and forms when lit under the evening sky. In the Visitor Center plaza, a rotating lineup of performing artists and musicians provides entertainment while you relax and enjoy shopping, food, and Avión Tequila cocktails available for purchase.  Advance purchase recommended to guarantee admission; events do sell out. Events are rain or shine. Please note that CHIHULY Nights will not take place on September 1, 2, and 8. Read on for tips to help you plan your visit.  https://www.nybg.org/event/chihuly-2/chihuly-nights/

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

Saturday Mornings through November, 9am:  LI Dahlia Society volunteers meet at the William Wolkoff Garden, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, each Saturday during the dahlia season, preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.  Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.  http://www.longislanddahlia.org/

Through January 2018: Smart Garden Exhibit.   Gardens can play a big role in conserving water and preventing pollution.  This year’s gallery exhibit explores solutions to some of the big environmental challenges cities face in the 21st century. The display highlights BBG’s Water Conservation Project, projected to reduce the Garden’s outdoor freshwater consumption by almost 96%. Visitors will also learn how to create their own sustainable gardens that conserve water and make the city cleaner and greener. Tips for families and children are also included!   Steinhardt Conservatory, Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/smart_garden_exhibit/

Dated Events:

Tues, Oct 3, 8:00am: Grounds for Sculpture.   Old Westbury Gardens is pleased to host a benefit trip to Grounds for Sculpture.  This sculpture park, founded in 1977 and located in Hamilton, New Jersey, includes many permanent and temporary exhibits featuring contemporary artists set amid a beautiful site-specific landscape.  The bus will leave at 8:00 am from the 60 Post Road entrance and the tour will begin at 11:15 am.  The bus is due back to Old Westbury Gardens around 7:30 pm.   The $99.00 fixed price includes a bagged lunch, a guided tour of the Seward Johnson collection, and bus fare.    https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/10_calendar.htm

Thurs, Oct 5, 7pm: Garden Color with Fall Bloomers. Presentation provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County lasts 75-90 minutes with Q&A.  Free.  At East Meadow Farm.  http://ccenassau.org/events

Fri, Oct 6: The Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns begins.  https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/10_calendar.htm

Fri, Oct 6, 10am-12pm:  Put Your Garden to Bed –  What can you do this fall to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Get a head start on your best garden ever by taking care of it now! Learn techniques to improve soil quality, protect perennials and tender plants through the winter, eliminate choice over- wintering sites for insects and diseases, and manage all those fallen leaves.  NY Botancial Garden, Bronx. Price:  Member : $45.00, Non-Member : $49.00.  http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10105

Sat, Oct 7, 10-11:30am:  The Autumn Herb Garden.  Autumn in the herb garden brings your focus to harvesting, drying and winter storage to preserve the harvest.  Learn from herbalist Heather Cusack to prepare for the planting of garlic, one of our favorite culinary and medicinal herbs, make and drink some delicious herbal tea mixtures, and take home several new recipes for use with your herbs.  This class will also include instruction on preparing fire cider, a winter herbal remedy which is also often used as a salad vinegar.  $20/person plus $10 materials fee. Space is limited, prepaid reservations required.  Rain or shine.  Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold. https://www.peconiclandtrust.org/events.php?Ym=20171001#07

Sat, Oct 7, 1-2:30pm: Planting Bulbs for Springtime Color.  Planning and planting for the spring garden starts now!  Meet us at Bridge Gardens for a workshop with the professionals at Summerhill Landscapes, and learn how to properly design with – and plant – a variety of bulbs that will provide early to late spring color in your garden.  Presentation will include information on sourcing, selecting, and planting bulbs. Every attendee will leave with bulbs to take home!  Workshop is in partnership with Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons.  $10/person, Free for Bridge Gardens and HAH members. Space is limited, prepaid reservations required. In the event of rain, we will move indoors.  https://www.peconiclandtrust.org/events.php?Ym=20171001#07

Sat, Oct 7, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM: Garden Conservancy Open Days at two Suffolk County Gardens: Cutchogue & Shelter Island.  See https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/suffolk-county-ny-open-day-6

Sat, Oct 7, 1pm: DIY Fall Lawn Care. Presentation provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County lasts 75-90 minutes with Q&A.  Free.  At East Meadow Farm.  http://ccenassau.org/events

Sun, Oct 8,  9:45am – 1pm:  Just A Hike (W. Section), Caumsett State Parkhttps://parks.ny.gov/parks/23/details.aspx

Sun, Oct 8, 1:30-3:30 pm: Southside Autumn Walk, Caleb Smith State Park.  Adult. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/23/details.aspx

3 Tuesdays, Oct 10, 17 & 24, 10am-1pm: Intro to Landscape Design –  Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home or who are considering a Certificate.  NY Botancial Garden, Bronx.  Price:  Member : $185.00, Non-Member : $205.00.  http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10105

Wed, Oct 11 & Thurs Oct 12, 1pm: Afternoon Tea & Tour.   Enjoy an elegant full tea at Orchard Hill, featuring tea sandwiches, scones, seasonal desserts accompanied by a selection of our expressly prepared teas. A seasonal garden tour led by a volunteer docent and Master Gardener follows the meal. $40.00 / $37.00 member.  Advance tickets required.   https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/10_calendar.htm

Wed, Oct 11, 11am-12:30pm:  A WILDER WORLD: The Plants and Places that Inspired Laura Ingalls Wilder.   The inspiration for Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books was born from a life lived in partnership with the land, on homesteads she and her family settled across the Midwest. Through her writing and her deep connection to the natural world she captured the vast changes to the American landscape in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Come explore the natural history of Wilder’s American frontier and its relevance to “post-wild” design, horticulture, agriculture, and preservation today.   Price:  Member : $25.00, Non-Member : $29.00.  NY Botancial Garden, Bronx.  http://adulted.nybg.org:8080/cart65/jsp/index.jsp?categoryId=10105

Thurs, Oct 12, 7pm: Community Tick Prevention Education Forum. Presentation provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County lasts 75-90 minutes with Q&A.  Free.  At East Meadow Farm.  http://ccenassau.org/events

Thurs, Oct 12, 1pm: Afternoon Tea & Tour: Enjoy an elegant full tea at Orchard Hill, Old Westbury Gardens, featuring tea sandwiches, scones, seasonal desserts accompanied by a selection of our expressly prepared teas. A seasonal garden tour led by a volunteer docent and Master Gardener follows the meal. $40.00 / $37.00 member.  Advance tickets required.  https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/10_calendar.htm

Sat, Oct 14, 10am-12pm: Create Your Own Captivating Fall Container – workshop.  Hands on workshop will demonstrate how to select, combine and properly plant a container using beautiful plants that can withstand cold temperatures and look beautiful beyond Thanksgiving. Cold hardy plants in a variety of colors, textures and forms will be provided which will include: natives, annuals, perennials, herbs and evergreens. Bring home a planter which will enhance your porch, walkway or front door. We will supply a 12 inch container, potting soil and plant material. Bring your own gardening gloves. Preregistration required! Admission fee: $40.00 for Sustainable Garden members, $50.00 for non-members. To Preregister: Telephone: (631) 420-2392 Email: michael.veracka@farmingdale.edu. Farmingdale State College’s Sustainable Garden, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735.  http://blogs.farmingdale.edu/sites/thesustainablegarden

Sat, Oct 14, 1pm: Landscaping with Trees & Shrubs.  Presentation provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County lasts 75-90 minutes with Q&A.  Free.  At East Meadow Farm.  http://ccenassau.org/events

Sat, Oct 14, 9:30 am to 10:30 am: Bird Walks with New York City Audubon at Queens Botanical Gardenhttps://queensbotanical.org/event/

Sat, Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Plein Air Through the Seasons – Fall Foliage.  Outdoor painting session at Planting Fields Arboretum.  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.  http://plantingfields.org/events/

Sat, Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm & Sun, Oct 15, 10am-4:40pm: LIDS Dahlia Flower & Photo Show.  LIDS has combined their two shows this year into one big flower and photography show. The displays and photographs will be in the Upper and Lower Carriage House at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River.  http://www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com/calendar/

Sun, Oct 15, 11am–12pm:  Nature Walk with Brad Klein: Autumn Bird Migration, Part 2.  Identify migratory birds passing through the NYC area and learn helpful birding tips from naturalist Brad Klein. https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/10

Wed, Oct 18, 9:30am-approximately 7:00pm: Trip to Kykuit & Union Church.  Clark Botanic Garden’s Fall bus trip to Sleepy Hollow, an historic river town of Westchester County, to tour Kykuit, home to four generations of the Rockefeller family.   Fee: $100 for members, $115 for non-members or guests.  http://www.clarkbotanic.org

Sun, Oct 19,  1:00 pm Tutorial: Dividing Irises presented by the Long Island Horticultural Society.  http://lihort.org

Thurs, Oct 19, 11am: Gardening by the Book: Every Lady Her Own Flower Gardener.  Writer and historian Arete Warren will discuss and share illustrated volumes about gardening, dating from the 17th–20th centuries. All are from the Garden Club of America Library, of which Ms. Warren is chairman. A buffet lunch on the West Porch will follow. $22.00 / $20.00  member. Advance tickets required.  https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/10_calendar.htm

Thurs, Oct 19, 7pm: Putting your Garden to Bed. Presentation provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County lasts 75-90 minutes with Q&A.  Free.  At East Meadow Farm.  http://ccenassau.org/events

Sat, Oct 21, 1pm: Pruning for the Home Gardener.  Presentation provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County lasts 75-90 minutes with Q&A.  Free.  At East Meadow Farm.  http://ccenassau.org/events

Sat Oct 21, 10:00am–12:00pm: “Skip the Grocery Store: Growing Greens and Herbs in a Cool Season Climate!”    Preregistration required;  Limited to 15 people. Discover the wide world of flavor packed in nutrient rich herbs and greens. In this presentation you will learn what it takes to sow a continuous harvest of healthy edible plants for the fall and winter seasons. We’ll uncover growing strategies for outdoor and indoor environments that can supplement your diet and satisfy the urge of gardeners who love to cook.    Presenter bio: Michael Veracka is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design at Farmingdale State College, and the creator of the Sustainable Garden. A former organic farmer who now focuses on edible landscaping, Michael encourages everyone to grow a portion of their own food. Admission fee: $15.00 for Sustainable Garden members $25.00 for non-members   Meet at the Sustainable Garden Kiosk  All events held rain or shine! To Preregister: Telephone: (631) 420-2392   Email: michael.veracka@farmingdale.edu.  https://www.farmingdale.edu/business/urban-horticulture/

Sat, Oct 21, 11am–3pm:  Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden Mini-Tours, Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  This tour highlights many Japanese garden elements and showcases the beginning fall color change of Japanese maples, ginkgoes, and weeping cherries.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/10

Sat, Oct 21, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Preparing Your Garden for Winter.  Autumn is here, and it’s time to put the garden to bed for the season. Join QBG Farm & Compost staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application. Registration required.  Queens Botanical Garden.  https://queensbotanical.org/event/

Sat, Oct 21, 2pm–5pm:  Creating an Indoor Garden – Adult Workshop.  Preregistration Required.  Learn how to create an indoor garden that maximizes greenery in minimal space.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/10

Sun, Oct 22, 11am–1pm:  Flower Arranging for the Senses – Adult Workshop.  Through the practice of guided meditation, learn flower prep, design, and aftercare with a heightened awareness and sense of calm, and take home a stunning arrangement. Preregistration Required.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/10

Sun, Oct 22, 2pm-4pm: DIY Seed Saving – Adult Workshop.  Preregistration Required. Learn to collect and store vegetable and flower seeds— a valuable part of the gardener’s tool kit. https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/10

Sun, Oct 22, 2–5pm:  Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop  – Adult Workshop.  Learn the art of kokedama, the cultivation of a plant encased in a hanging ball of moss, and make two kokedama plantings to take home.   Preregistration Required.  https://www.bbg.org/visit/calendar/month/2017/10

Thurs, Oct 26, 7pm: Fall Planting of Spring Flowering Bulbs.  Presentation provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County lasts 75-90 minutes with Q&A.  Free.  At East Meadow Farm.  http://ccenassau.org/events

Oct 26, 27, 28, 31, & Nov 1, 2 & 4, 10am-1pm:  Volunteer Days at LINPI’s Seed Production Founder Plot.  Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI) has been working hard get their Founder Plot up and running. LINPI is in the process of establishing and growing local populations of a diversity of native plants in an agricultural setting in order to provide the most genetically appropriate source of commercial plant materials of various native grasses and wildflowers to nurseries, restoration projects and homeowners that are seeking to ecologically restore habitats or grow gardens.  While aesthetically pleasing, using locally grown and adapted native plants also provides ecological and economic benefits, including a reduction in pesticide, fertilizer and irrigation use as well as providing new habitat for native fauna. Come put your green thumb to work, enjoy the fresh air and help us make the Founder Plot a success!  Location: Sisters of St. Joseph, 1725 Brentwood Road, Brentwood NY.    http://www.linpi.org/

Fri & Sat, Oct 27 & 28: Spooly Walk at Clark Botanic Gardenhttp://www.clarkbotanic.org

Sat, Oct 28, 11:00 am ~ 1:00pm:   Fall Seasonal Stroll at Caumsett State Park. Adult.  https://parks.ny.gov/parks/23/details.aspx

Sat, Oct 28, 1:00pm-2:30pm: Floral Finale Walk at Longhouse Reserve, with Horticulturist Alex Feleppa.  133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton.  $20, members complimentary.  https://www.longhouse.org/pages/calendar

Sun, Oct 29, 9:30 am to 10:30 am:  Bird Walks with New York City Audubon at Queens Botanical Garden.   http://queensbotanical.org/#

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November Preview:

Sat, Nov 04, 10:00am – 11:30am:  Poinsettias – A Tour of Kurt Weiss Greenhouses, Center Moriches.  Presented by the Peconic Land Trust. $10/person.  https://peconiclandtrust.org

Sat & Sun, Nov 4 & 5: Long Island Chrysanthemum Show at Hicks Nursery, Westbury.  http://www.longislandmums.org/

Fri, Nov 17, 8am-5pm:  LI Native Plant Initiative’s Native Plant Symposium “Flora and Fauna” at Farmingdale State College, Roosevelt Hall,  Farmingdale, NY. Lunch, Refreshments and Tradeshow Included with Registration.  http://www.linpi.org/

Sun, Dec. 3 at 1:00 p.m.: Wreath Making Workshop at Madoo.  Sign up today for our great wreath making workshop. Learn how to make imaginative holiday wreaths. Take home your own masterpiece made with greens from Broken Arrow and the gardens at Madoo. Registration required.  Fee includes materials to make your own wreath (pls. bring pruners and work gloves). Member Fee: $50.00, Non-Member Fee: $60.00.  http://www.madoo.org/programs/workshops/