Long Island Garden Events, September 2017

September is here on Long Island, that means it is time to clean up your garden beds and get out and enjoy the start of the crisp fall air! There will be many tours and public events happening all over Long Island to celebrate the upcoming autumnal season. Here is a list of some of the events going on. 

Ongoing Events

  • Tai Chi & Yoga at Old Westbury Gardens – throughout Autumn at Old Westbury Gardens, Click here to learn more.
  • Free Guided Tours of Bayard Cutting Arboretum – Saturdays at 11AM at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Click here to learn more.
  • Madoo Garden – Every Friday and Saturday from 12PM-4PM at Madoo Garden, May 15th until September 15th. Click here to learn more.
  • Free Lawn Care Advice (in person or via email) at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton – Tuesdays through the end of October 2:30PM-5PM, Click here to learn more.
  • Pallets in the Park – Wednesdays and Saturdays through October at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Click here to learn more.
  • What in the World is a Herbarium? – Through October 29th in Ross Gallery, Click here to learn more.
  • CHIHULY Nights – Thursdays to Saturdays through October 6:30PM-10:30PM at New York Botanical Gardens, Click here to learn more.
  • LI Dahlia Society Volunteers Meet – Saturday Mornings through November 9AM at the William Wolkoff Garden at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Click here to learn more.

Dated Events 

  • Then and Now Tour: Garden Styles at Brooklyn Botanic Garden – September 9th, 11AM-12:30PM. Click here to learn more.
  • Late Summer Seasonal Stroll (Adult Program) – September 9th, 11AM-1PM at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve. Registration Required. Click here to learn more.
  • Talk & Tour: Tranquility in the Garden – September 11th, 2PM at Old Westbury Gardens. Click here to learn more.
  • Fall in Love with Composting – September 13th, 6PM-8PM at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. PreRegistration Required. Click here to learn more.
  • Greenwich Village Walking Tour of Urban Gardens & Parks – September 16th, 8AM-4PM. Click here to learn more.
  • Bird Walks with New York City Audubon – September 16th, 9:30AM-10:30AM. Registration Required. Click here to learn more.
  • Afternoon Tea & Tour – September 20th & 21st, 1PM at Orchard Hill in Old Westbury Gardens. Advance Tickets Required. Click here to learn more.
  • Stargazers Skywatching Session at Old Westbury Garden – September 28th, 8:30PM. Click here to learn more.

Thank you to Mjlgarden for the original information. Click here to view more events!

Long Island Garden Events, Winter 2016-17

Winter is here on Long Island, that means it is time to clean up your garden beds and pull out that garden catalog to plan for next year! There will be many tours and public holiday events all over, but don’t fret- there will be some outdoor events and classes going on. Here is a list of some of the events going on. 

Ongoing Events

  • Seasonal Highlights Tour at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens –  Throughout November and December, 1PM-2PM. Click here to learn more. 
  • Holiday Train Show at NY Botanical Garden – From November 19th to January 16th, Click here to learn more.
  •  Wild Medicine in the Tropics at NY Botanical Garden – From January 21st to February 12th, Click here to learn more.
  • The Orchid Show at NY Botanical Garden – From February 18th to April 9th, Click here to learn more.
  • Training Course for New Suffolk County Master Gardener Volunteers – Starting February 1st and ending June 28th. Click here to learn more. 

Dated Events 

  • LI Dahlia Society Meeting and Talk: Dahlia 101 “Storing Dahlias Over the Winter” – Thursday November 17th, 6:30PM at East Islip Library. Click here to learn more. 
  • Gardening Lessons: Designs for Easy Maintenance – Saturday November 19th, 10AM-2PM at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Click here to learn more.
  • Thanksgiving Floral Design – Saturday November 19th, 10:30AM at Old Westbury Gardens. Click here to learn more. 
  • Floral Design Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece – Sunday November 20th, 1PM-2:30PM at Queens Botanical Garden. Click here for more information.
  • Holiday Wreath Workshop – Saturday December 3rd, 11AM-12:30PM at Cornell Cooperative Extension. Call 631-852-4600 for more information and to register.
  • Introduction to Ikebana – Sunday December 11th, 10AM-1PM at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Click here to learn more. 
  • The Camellia Festival – Sunday February 19th, 1oAM-4PM at Planting Fields Arboretum. Snow Date: Sunday February 26th. Click here to learn more. 

Thank you to Mjlgarden for the original information. Click here to view more events! 

Trip to Orient Point

Yesterday, Bob and I took a drive out to Orient Point for Independence Day this past weekend. We visited Catapano Dairy Farm (to see the goats of course) and the Glass Greenhouse. The greenhouse was beautiful, and all the flowers were gorgeous. We stopped at a farm stand and bought peaches, they were so fresh and simply amazing!! Here are some photos from that trip. 

Botanical Gardens and Arboretums Around Long Island

When people say summer on Long Island, the first thing that comes to mind is our lovely beaches and parks. However, there is another way you should be spending your time this summer. Throughout Suffolk and Nassau County there are a plethora of Botanical Gardens and Arboretums. Botanical Gardens were created for the public to enjoy collections of numerous plants while also being a space for botanists to study. Arboretums are a collection of trees. Having botanical gardens on Long Island, allows us to enjoy plants from other parts of the county and even from other parts of the world. Here is a list of beautiful Botanical Gardens and Arboretums throughout Suffolk and Nassau County for you to visit this summer. A huge thank you to LongIsland.com for the original list, you can read more about each garden here.