Garden Events for June 2018


Wednesdays & Saturdays throughout June (except June 9): Open Days at Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton.


Tuesdays through October 30, 2018 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Lawn Care Advice. Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton. Tips to implementing organic controls for lawn issues you may be facing. Can’t make it to the Gardens on a Tuesday? Email Paul at

Throughout June: Seasonal Garden Tours at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Meet at Magnolia Plaza by building steps.  Catch BBG’s burgeoning blossoms at their best and other highlights of the season in this free Garden-wide guided walk.  Free with Garden admission. No registration necessary.

Throughout June: Tai Chi in the Gardens 10:30 am – 11:30 am & Yoga in the Gardens 11:15 am – 12:15 pm.

ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism will host herb master classes offered by expert local, national, and international teachers.  Classes are open to the public and are held at ArborVitae classroom: 80 8th Avenue, NY, NY. Unless otherwise noted, classes are 2 1/2 hrs. long, and are often held on Monday evenings (6:30-9 pm). The community classes span a broad range of topics. Our comprehensive workshops vary in level (introductory to advanced) and are often taught by our visiting and local faculty to offer the community the opportunity to learn from these renowned herbalist teachers.

Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Bird Walks at NY Botanical Garden.  Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with a bird expert. You’ll search for  our feathered friends and learn more about  bird-friendly habitats, passage birds, and  those that make a permanent home at the  Garden.

Once per month from April to September: Recycle the Rain (Rain Barrel) – for North Hempstead residents only.  Recycle your rainwater to use for irrigation of your yard and garden, instead of using precious groundwater resources.  Attendees can purchase a discounted 50-gallon rain barrel.  Class is free, discounted rain barrel costs $50 (only check or credit/debit cards accepted; NO CASH*).  Registration is required (please bring I.D.).  30 minutes.  Classes held at Clark Botanic Garden, Albertson.

Summer Adult Education Workshops & Classes at New York Botanical Garden.  Too many to list here!   Visit to see the full listing.

New York Botanical Garden Adult Education Gardening Classes.  Numerous classes for all levels of gardeners.

Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Bird Walks at NYBG.  Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with a bird expert. You’ll search for  our feathered friends and learn more about  bird-friendly habitats, passage birds, and  those that make a permanent home at the  Garden.   Included in the All Garden Pass.


Once per month from April to September: Learn How to Compost –  for 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, discounted composter costs $50 (only check or credit/debit cards accepted; NO CASH*).  Registration is required (please bring I.D.).  30 minutes.  Classes held at Clark Botanic Garden, Albertson.

Beginning Friday, June 15: Farmers Market Fridays at Queens Botanical Garden.

Through June 17, Thursdays – Sundays 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM:  Floral Contemplations: The Duality of Vision.  Artist Mary Ahern brings her floral and garden-inspired art to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Her new floral portraits will be on display at the historic Manor House.  Galleries are open on Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am until 4 pm.   The large scale of these individual portraits asks questions beyond the canvas.

Through Sunday, October 28, 2018: Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii Exhibit.  Discover the artist’s little-known depictions of the Hawaiian Islands—and the plants and landscapes that inspired them.   This landmark exhibition will offer a rare focus on 20 of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawai‘i from a nine-week sojourn in 1939 while on commission to produce images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign

Dated Events: 

Sat, June 2, 10am-4pm: The Garden Conservancy Open Days, Suffolk County: Cutchogue & Flanders, NY

Saturday, June 2 & June 9, 11 a.m.–11:45 a.m. and 12 p.m.–12:45 p.m.: Rose Tour.  Enjoy a tour of the Cranford Rose Garden and Rose Arc Pool, and learn more about these popular flowers.

Saturday, June 2, 10am: LI Native Plant Initiative Plant Propagation.  Goal: To transplant the new seedlings from the seedling trays to the 36 count flats.  At the SCCC Greenhouse in Riverhead.

Saturday, June 2, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Rose Gardening Basics at East Meadow Farm.  Taught by Master Gardeners and Staff Educators.
Don’t let rumors about roses being “too much work” discourage you from enjoying the “Queen of Flowers”. Learn how to get your roses off to a winning start with careful selection, proper planting, pruning and maintenance. Earth-Kind roses and their easy care reputation will be covered.
Fee $15.

Sat & Sun, June 2 & 3 10-4:  BCAHS Plant Sale.  At the Lower Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River.

Sun, June 3: The Garden Conservancy Open Days, Nassau County:  Great Neck, Sands Point & Glen Cove.

Monday, June 4, 7:30 pm: Meeting of the Mid Island Dahlia Society and sale of exhibition quality tubers and some dahlia plants.  Open to the public. Free refreshments. For more information please go to or contact  Dr. Brian S. Meyer at 516-650-0595.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Plant Family Portraits. Preregistration Required.  Take your plant identification skills to the next level and learn about culinary and medicinal traits of local plant families.

Thursday, June 7, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Perennial Gardening at East Meadow Farm.  All Presentations are taught by Master Gardeners and Staff Educators.  Herbaceous perennials are plants that bloom year after year. Their tops die back to the ground each fall but their crowns and root systems remain alive (though dormant) during winter. This lecture will cover their needs such as light, soil, fertilization, pruning, water and air circulation. The lecture will also cover many different varieties of perennials.  Fee $15.

Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.: Native American Herb Walk.  Preregistration Required.  Learn from Native Americans’ extensive knowledge of native plants on this herb-oriented walk through the Garden.

Saturday, June 9, 9:30-10:30 am:   Bird Walks with New York City Audubon. Free nature walk in this series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds like water, shelter, and insects to eat.  Registration required: Ticket price does not include garden admission.

Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m.–11:45 a.m. and 12 p.m.–12:45 p.m.: Rose Tour.  Enjoy a tour of the Cranford Rose Garden and Rose Arc Pool, and learn more about these popular flowers.

Saturday, June 09, 1:00pm – 2:30pm:  Creating a Cutting Garden for Floral Bouquets.  If you’ve ever wanted to grow flowers that would provide you with beautiful bouquets all season long, this is the workshop for you! Learn how to integrate a cutting garden into your existing flower bed, from bed preparation and layout, to planning the sequence of blooms and maintaining the cut flowers for longevity. Learn which plants are fragrant, easy to dry, and most useful for seed collection.  Space is limited, reservations required. Rain cancels.  $5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members.

Saturday, June 9, – Sunday, June 10, 11am-4pm: Rose Garden Weekend at NYBG.  Immerse Yourself in a Sea of Blooming Beauty!  Celebrate the peak of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden’s spring color with live music, plant care demonstrations, expert-led tours, and refreshments.

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Herb Gardening at East Meadow Farm. Taught by Master Gardeners and Staff Educators.  In this lecture we will describe herb plants, their uses and how to grow them. Some herbs are grown as edible, others as therapeutic and some for their fragrance. Basil, dill, chives, oregano, mint and marigolds are just a few of the many we will discuss that are suitable for Long Island. Gardening with herbs is fun, easy and useful.  Fee $15.

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Pollinator Gardening at East Meadow Farm.  Taught by Master Gardeners and Staff Educators.
Pollinators are very important for our existence. This presentation will take you into the World of Pollinators and explain who they are, why they are important, what they do, why they are declining, and how to help them survive.  Fee $15.

Saturday, June 16, 11:30am: LI Dahlia Society Meeting & Blowout Tuber Sale. Note this is a Saturday meeting in the Garden!
Regular garden work detail from 9:00 to 11:00.  Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Wolkoff Garden.

Saturday, June 16,  7 AM to 4 PM:   42nd Annual Southampton Rose Society Rose Show.   Location: Roger’s Memorial Library Morris Room (lower level).

Friday, June 15, 7-9pm: Take Flight: Bees and Brews at Old Westbury Gardens.  Twilight garden discussion on backyard beekeeping and conservation. Later sample seasonal and year round beers from featured brewery Greenport Harbor Brewing Company 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.

Rosa, New Dawn

New Dawn -climber, on an arbor

Sunday, June 17, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.:  Exploring the Rose Family. Preregistration Required.  Learn botanical traits, identification, food crops, and medicinal properties of members of the rose family.

Sunday, June 17, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Plants of the Arab World Walking Tour.  Join QBG staff as we explore the stories and histories of plants and trees native to the Arab world from papyrus to QBG’s historic blue atlas cedar trees. Registration required: Tour is included with Garden admission.

Sunday, June 17, 2pm: Talk and Tour: Roses.  Enjoy a 45 minute stroll through Old Westbury Gardens led by master gardener and volunteer docent Regina Watkins. All tours meet at the West Porch Beech.

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Plant Focus Adult Program at Caumsett State Park. This intensive, hands-on program will help you improve your knowledge of plant identification with use of guidebooks.  Bring drinking water, wear hat and sunscreen.  Plant identification books helpful.  Short walk in tall grass meadow. Some sitting on grass. Reservations are required: (631) 423 – 1770.

Saturday, June 23, 10 am-12pm: Art in the Garden: Our Botanical World Photo Walk with Professional Women Photographers.  Join members of Professional Women Photographers as they lead a photo walk around QBG. This tour of garden highlights is open to all camera types, including smart phones, as well as all ages and skill levels. Get shooting tips while exploring the best blooms. Participants age 18 and older can enter photos in QBG’S “People, Plants, Cultures” photo contest.

Saturday, June 23, 10:00am – 11:30am:  The Vegetable Garden, Step 2: Second Sowings & Organic Controls.  Learning what to plant when will allow you to reap the rewards of fresh vegetables well into the autumn season. Garden Manager Rick Bogusch will also discuss organic controls for pests like cabbage loopers, flea beetles, slugs and more.

Saturday, June 23, 4:30pm-7:00pm: Planters: ON+OFF The Ground IX at Longhouse Reserve. 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton.  $20; $10 members.

Sunday, June 24, 1pm: Tutorial: Natural & Homemade Mosquito and Tick Repellent at the monthly meeting of Long Island Horticultural Society. Speaker: Scott Serrano & Allyson Levy, 2:00pm: “Edible Landscaping: Useful & Uncommon Fruiting Plants”

Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.: Great Native Plants for Containers.  Preregistration Required.  Learn the best choices for native plants in containers, and how to keep your plants healthy for many years.

Sunday, June 24, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm: June Roses Mini Photo Sessions.  Make Father’s Day memorable with a gift of colorful family portraits at Queens Botanical Garden! Sign up for a 15-minute mini photo session by professional family photographer Eryn Hatzithomas ( Receive eight (8) photos to remember this special occasion. Photos are taken in QBG’s Rose Garden, an award winning space that will be a perfect backdrop for your family photos.

Saturday, June 30, 9:30am to 12:30 p.m.: “How to Grow Great Roses” lecture by the Manhattan Rose Soceity @ The Queens Botanical Garden. 43-50 Main Street, Flushing. Bagels and Coffee Served.

Sat, June 30, 10am-4pm: The Garden Conservancy Open Days, Suffolk County: Mt. Sinai

Saturday, July 7, 10:00am  to 3:00pm: Open House at the Horticultural Research & Extension Center, Riverhead.  You are invited to an Open House at LIHREC on Saturday, July 7, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. rain or shine! Everyone is welcome and admission is free.  The gorgeous display gardens will be in full bloom and open all day, and we will offer guided garden tours throughout the day. We will also offer special seminars, activities for children, and a plant sale. If you would like to know what else is happening at our 68 acre research farm, hop on the hay wagon and check it out.



One thought on “Garden Events for June 2018

  1. Thank you for including my Art Show at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in your Garden Events for June! I’m giving an Artist’s talk on Saturday June 9th at 1pm in the Manor House galleries.

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