What’s coming up on the garden calendar – The Journal News / Lohud.com
Bronx: The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary. Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island’s charm and ambience. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones. Daily except Mondays through April 21. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd.
Yorktown Heights: Gluten Free Cooking. Mary Opfer leads a hand-on workshop where you’ll learn how to turn nutritious spring vegetables into hearty, gluten-free meals. $20 per adult, $5 for children under 12. 2 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Mahopac: The Edible Landscape. Workshop led by Putnam Master Gardeners, to learn about edible plants and how to integrate them into your landscape. Registration required. 7 p.m. Free. Library, 668 U.S. Route 6, 845-628-2009, ext 100.
Bedford: Birds & Bees: Wildlife Needs. Lecture by Chris Nagy, Mianus River Gorge’s director of science and land management about the connectedness of animals, plants and humans in our region, highlighting the role that preserves and private lands play in the protection of our quality of life and the environment. 7 p.m. Free. Bedford Historical Hall, 608 Old Post Road, 914-234-6992.
Nyack: Year Round Organic Vegetable Gardening. Co-Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Learn how to maximize the space you have, and organically grow vegetables and fruits all year. Register by calling the library at 358-3370, ext. 214 or by going to our events calendar at www.nyacklibrary.org. 7 p.m. Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway
Valhalla: Native Gardening for Bees in Crisis. Pollinators are critical to our environment, responsible for one out of three bites of food that we eat as well as the reproduction of almost 70 percent of the flowering plants across the globe. Kim Eierman shares the best strategies for supporting pollinators in any landscape. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $80. Westchester Community College – Academic Arts Theatre, 75 Grasslands Road, 914-606-6830.
Greenwich, Conn.: Kerry Mendez: Simplifying Gardens to Fit Our Lifestyles. Registration required. 10 a.m. $45. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St., 203-869-9242.
Rye: 2014 Daffodil Show, an annual celebration of narcissus blooms of every cultivar and species. See winning entries at the 1907 Carriage House of the Jay Heritage Center. Entries accepted between 8 and 10:15; viewing 1:30-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Little Garden Club of Rye. Free. Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road.
Greenwich: Cash & Carry Flowers. Workshop with tips on choosing and arranging store-bought flowers with expert floral designer Miriam Landsman. Girls Night Out, light dinner and dessert provided; bring your own beverage. Registration required. 7-9:30 p.m. $40. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street, 203- 869-9242
Bronx: Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe. 10 a.m. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd.
Dumont, N.J.: Bergen County African Violet Society 57th Annual Show & Sale. The 57th Annual Judged African Violet Show & Sale, featuring horticultural & design entries. There will be commercially & club grown African violets & other gesneriads, as well as pots, soil, fertilizers & more. Members will be available to answer questions, and there will be demonstrations of repotting, grooming & propagation. 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Free, donations welcome. Old North Reformed Church, 120 Washington Ave., 201-519-3319.
Greenwich, Conn.: Green Schools Walk in the Pinetum. Come find out about the many ways Greenwich students have been contributing to our natural resources. Come on a hike and tour trail projects of the past, present and future with Deanna Novak and Meg McAuley Kaicher. Registration required. 10 a.m. Free. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St. www.gecgreenwich.org, 203-869-9242.
Greenwich: Byram Park Cleanup Day, sponsored by the Junior League of Greenwich. Clean up the park and plant flowers. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. 4 Ritch Ave., 203-869-1979.
New City: Seed Selection and Starts at Home!. Excited about gardening this year, but not so sure about starting your veggies from seed? The workshop will cover the basics of seed selection, timing, growing mediums, germination, lighting and making the most of your soil. Farmer Shane Hardy will discuss why you might choose one seed for a 250-member CSA and another for a small home garden. Be prepared to get soiled with soil. 10 a.m. $15. Cropsey Community Farm, 220 S. Little Tor Road, 845-634-3167.
Yorktown Heights: Wild Edibles. Farmer and naturalist Wilson Chang leads a workshop where you get your hands dirty foraging for a variety of native species and then cook what you find. Adults only. 10 a.m. $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Yorktown Heights: Don’t Bug Me: Preemptive Insect Preparation. Workshop on organic pest management techniques, interspecies planting, preventive care and more. $20, $5 children under 12. 2 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Fair Lawn, N.J.: Garretson Spring Festival. Dance around the Maypole. The day also includes Revolutionary War re-enactors, open hearth cooking and spinning demonstrations, a plant sale featuring heirloom hard-to-find perennials and herbs. Gift shop will be open. Refreshments available. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Garretson Forge & Farm Restoration, 4-02 River Rd., 551-206-4380.
Harrington Park, N.J: Perennial Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-noon. Library, 10 Herring St., (201) 768-2615.
Lewisboro: Open Days Program Garden Tour. Explore the White Garden, a private garden in Lewisboro, open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Features a collection of more than 300,000 daffodils throughout a woodland, several greenhouses, a labyrinth, theater court, a nymphaeum, and an Asian-inspired moss garden. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $7 per person; children 12 & under free. The White Garden, 199 Elmwood Road, 888-842-2442.
Nyack: Earth Day Program-Where Have All the Monarchs Gone? Maraleen Manos-Jones will take us on an illustrated journey of the metamorphosis of the monarch and share updates on the flight and plight of the butterfly and its migration routes. She will discuss the vital importance of providing habitat for butterflies and other pollinators and discuss ways for us all to become good guardians of our planet’s health, including giving tips for gardeners. Register 1 p.m. Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway
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