Maraleen Manos-Jones, Butterfly Woman, will be your guide as you stroll through the extensive gardens, take a mindful walk through a labyrinth, adjourn to the art studio, sip iced garden teas, nibble on butterfly cookies, and learn how you can help protect all pollinators with an inspiring illustrated talk by Maraleen.
Tours at both 10am & 4pm.
Fee: $10 suggested donation
Reservations and directions: 845-657-8073 or email email@example.com.
This week's topic: Bush Fruit & Berries – An introduction to bush fruits and their maintenance with a focus on such fruits as Currants, Gooseberry, Honeyberries and Goji. An intensive step-by-step class designed to introduce gardeners and food fanatics to the cultivation of flavorful ornamental plants. The class will cover all aspects of landscaping with fruiting plants such as site selection, planting, propagation, and selecting varieties that will fit within each persons home environment. Six classes total sheduled throughout season. Register for one or all.
Fee: $50 per class, includes snack (fresh and preserved fruit from the gardens), tea and seedlings
(845) 256-9830 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Vanderbilt Garden Association interpreters will offer FREE tours of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (weather permitting). Tours begin at the entrance to the gardens. The volunteer interpreters will discuss the history of the gardens, with a focus on the Vanderbilt ownership and the mission of the not-for-profit Vanderbilt Garden Association to rehabilitate and maintain the plants, shrubs, trees, and statuary in the gardens as they were in the 1930’s just prior to Mr. Vanderbilt’s death. They will also provide information about three major projects the gardens are currently undergoing: the renovation of the Cherry Walk, the replanting of the Rose Garden terraces, and the rehabilitation of the Rose Garden fountain. Visitors can also visit the 1875 Toolhouse to look at photographs of the gardens taken during and since the Vanderbilt era.
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Join a tour led by a staff horticulturist and learn all about our Systematic Order Beds revised to follow the Phylogenetic tree tracing the history of plant evolution. Simply fascinating!
Fee: $10/members - no charge
845.265.2000 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a leisurely stroll around the campus to explore some of the beautiful trees that make up our landscape. Arboretum Director, Amy Parrella '99, will talk about Bard's unique tree specimens, seasonal highlights and staff favorites. Bard Arboretum Walks are held the 3rd Thursday of each month, March-November. Meet at Ludlow (front north door), Main Campus. Rain or Shine.
Fee: FREE and open to the public.
Call if any questions, 845-758-7179, Horticulture/Arboretum Office
Walk through the garden with a staff member and discuss the story of Innisfree: the people, the nonprofit, and the extraordinary landscape. The tour lasts about 1.5 hours, and good walking shoes are suggested. Advance reservations via email are strongly suggested.
Fee: $10 for Innisfree members, $15 for the general public.
The Mid-Hudson Orchid Society is dedicated to providing a supportive community to encourage communication and education among individuals who are interested in the growing and study of orchids. Learn from experienced orchid enthusiasts, view blooming orchids at each meeting’s Show Table, buy orchids, and listen to expert speakers give advice and share their knowledge of orchids… all at our monthly meetings. Become a member or join one of our meetings and watch friendships bloom.
For further information, please call Ruth Nattras 845-343-2901.