Explore two private gardens in Pawling, open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine.
Featuring a garden designed to complement an eighteenth-century house with many levels, a courtyard garden, lily pools, and a secret woodland, plus a naturalistic cottage garden with deep planting beds, a hidden colorful pool area, and an herb knot garden.
Fee: $7 per garden; children 12 & under free
Begin at the Scherer garden, or see website for additional locations; hours vary.
Explore the extraordinary array of native plants at Innisfree with George Petty, a life-long naturalist who has led many wildflower and bird walks for the New Jersey Audubon Society.
Fee: $10 Members, $15 general public
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension for a citizen science Blockbuster survey across the lower Hudson valley region. Help us survey for the presence of invasive plants in the Hudson Valley. We’ll show you how! Adopt a block and help us “bust” a move on invasive plants. Using your smart phone or a GPS unit, you’ll be part of a region-wide team of volunteers who will help us identify key invasive species and pristine areas free of invaders. Data collected will help scientist and natural resource managers direct their efforts most effectively. This program is part of the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management’s efforts to stop the spread of invasive species in the lower Hudson valley.
Register at http://putnam.cce.cornell.edu/events/2016/07/05/stop-the-spread
We hope you’ll lend a hand to survey for invasive species as you walk, hike, and bike in our beautiful Hudson Valley.
Questions? Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County at (845) 278-6738 or email Jen Stengle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All registration is online through NY/NJ Trail Conference.
Visit seven wonderful private gardens in Kingston. These are truly special secret spots. Spend a day viewing nature’s beauty, while getting ideas for your own garden. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club, Friends of Historic Kingston and the Ulster County SPCA. Tickets are limited and are $20 through July 7th at Herzog’s True Value, Kingston Plaza, Kingston and Smith Hardware, 227 Main Street, Saugerties or send name, address and check, payable to Boys & Girls Club (must be received by June 30th), to Secret Gardens Tour, P.O. Box 32, Malden, NY 12453.
Tickets on the day of the tour are $30 outside at Herzog’s True Value, Kingston Plaza, between 10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Torrential rain date is July 10th and Tour will run on rain date, even if it rains.
Fee: $20 advance, $30 day of
For more information, call (845) 246-0710
An introduction to the techniques for propagation fruit trees with a focus on such techniques as air grafting, cuttings, layering, seed care, and grafting. This 3 hour class.
For more information or to sign up please contact Wild Earth at 845-532-6554
Monthly meeting of the Mid-Hudson Orchid Society.
For more information call Ruth Nattras at 845-343-2901
Pollinators are facing numerous challenges these days, ranging from habitat reduction to mysterious illnesses such as colony collapse disorder. Come learn about common pollinators (not just bees!) and four, easy ways to make your backyards and gardens prime habitats for these essential creatures. Part of this hour-long class will be held outside in our demonstration gardens to discuss and show pollinator-friendly garden plants.
Fee: $15 in advance; $18 at the door.
Advance registration and payment is required by July 11th for the $15 admission.
Class is offered again 7/14 at 7pm.
To register, please contact Administrative Assistant Jennifer Strianese at email@example.com or by phone at 845-429-7085 x117
Monthly Meeting of the New Windsor Garden Club.
Topic: Tips and Advice for Successfully Growing Veggies in the Home Garden.
Contact: NWGardenClub@gmail.com for more information about our Garden Club and for the address of our meeting, which will take place in the gardens of one of our members.
Membership is FREE.
Exhibition of daylilies grown by our members. Many of the varieties on display will be available at our sale at the same location in August.
Our members will be available to answer any questions you may have on the care and culture of daylilies.
Fee: Free to the public
The Hudson Valley Iris and Daylily Society (HVIDS) presents their 20th Annual Iris Show - 7/16 and 7/17.
Join the Master Gardeners at their award-winning Xeriscape Garden at SUNY Ulster for a class on Rain Gardens, one of many FREE classes in the “Learning in the Garden" series.
Contact Master Gardener Coordinator, Dona Crawford, at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In this class we will take your fish health to another level. We will be working with microscopes to show you how to identify fish parasites. We will also show you how to anesthetize fish for easy handling. Some bacterial infections will not clear with with medicated food. We will show you the proper steps for injecting fish with antibiotics. This class will be set up as a wet lab with live fish. Space is limited. Please register with Mary. Class Instructors: Tom Smith & Erik Carrillo
Explore Innisfree, a powerful icon of mid-twentieth century design now recognized as one of the world's ten best gardens. The group will take a lively 1.5 hour tour focusing on the people, the inspirations, and the natural and designed features that make Innisfree such a memorable and moving place. The terrain is irregular so good walking shoes are suggested. Advance reservations via email are strongly suggested.
Fee: $10 - members/$15 - general public
Take in the sights and essence of the beautiful award-winning gardens at Mohonk Mountain House while gaining insight into how they are created and maintained. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Master Gardener Program as they host their Annual Garden Tour on Thursday, July 28, 2016 starting at 8:00 am at the Mohonk Mountain House.
The Garden Tour is a 2-hour guided walking tour of Mohonk’s formal flower gardens, annual and perennial beds, and magnificent greenhouse. Check-in is at 8:00 am for breakfast in the Main Dining Room, which will be served between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. Tours begin between 9:30 am and 10:00 am. Participants should plan on arriving early as traffic can back up at the gate. Valet parking is available at the Mountain House.
Fee: $55 per person, which includes breakfast and garden tour. Pre-registration is required by Monday July 25 and space is limited, so register early to save your seat. Sorry, no refunds-if you cannot make it, please send someone in your place.
For registration and a printable flyer visit event posting at http://tinyurl.com/2016-Mohonk-Tour.
For more information, or to be sent a registration form, contact Dona Crawford at email@example.com or 845-340-3990 x335.
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County’s Master Gardener Volunteers for a tour of the Demonstration Gardens and a brief lecture on seasonally-relevant topics. Tours are the last Sunday of every month from April through October and include information about the ever-changing display of plants native to our region: perennials, ornamental grasses, annuals, herbs, ferns and more. Also come explore our fenced vegetable and perennial gardens.Each Sunday tour and mini-lecture is approximately 1.5 hours long and starts at 1PM rain or shine.
Invasive Species- Many invasive plants are illegal to sell in NY State. This brief talk will cover prohibited plants and provide information on how to manage invasive plants in your garden.
Master Gardener Volunteers of CCE-RC plan and maintain the Demonstration Gardens, trying out new and different plants to determine their suitability for our area. Many of the plants are selected for drought tolerance or deer resistance. Others are chosen for size, blooming time and winter interest. Maintenance follows Cornell’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM encourages the minimal use of toxic pesticides. Demonstration gardens at CCE-RC include the Cutting Garden, Fern Garden, Herb Garden, Hillside Garden, Native Plant Garden, Ornamental Grass Garden, Ralph Snodsmith Perennial Garden, Rain Garden and IPM Fenced-In Demonstration Gardens.
Master Gardener Volunteer: Training Begins Soon
Are you interested in native plants and pollinators? Could you have a vegetable stand with all the extra produce from your garden? Or are you just passionate about our environment and wish to help educate others? If you are nodding your head yes to one or all of these, sounds like you would make a great Master Gardener Volunteer!
Master Gardener Volunteers are a dedicated and diverse group of people who combine their passion for gardening with a sincere desire to share their knowledge with the community. Master Gardener Volunteers teach classes, answer questions at farmers markets, and help home-owners identify insects and solve pest problems on the horticulture hotline.
Prospective volunteers participate in a 12-week curriculum, one full day per week. The training begins Wednesday, September 7, 2016, and culminates in a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
Classes are conducted by members of the Cornell University faculty, Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators, members of the industry and selected senior Master Gardeners Volunteers. As a Master Gardener Volunteer trainee, you’ll receive an extensive resource manual which contains the texts you’ll need for each class plus materials on ecological lawn care, pruning trees and shrubs, tree identification and much more. The fee of $375 covers guest speakers, the resource manual, all course texts and additional materials.
Each Master Gardener Volunteer makes a commitment to 30 hours per year of volunteer activity for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Environmental Horticulture and Natural Resources educational initiatives. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy, we hope you’ll apply to become a Master Gardener Volunteer. Your first step? Contact Kate Everitt, Environmental Horticulture and Natural Community Educator and Master Gardner Volunteer Coordinator, at 845-278-6738 to learn more and receive your application packet.
Fee: $375 per person