save the date: 2019 garden event dates

margarte roach garden in springTHE 2019 CALENDAR is loaded, a mix of events here in my garden and at garden clubs and botanical gardens around the region. I hope to see you at one.

open days at margaret’s garden

MY 2019 open garden events, in Copake Falls, NY, are as follows (details and directions on the Garden Conservancy website). No ticket or reservation required to visit the garden. Tickets for May 11 talks and workshops are on sale here.

Saturday May 11, 2019, Garden Conservancy Open Day. 10 AM-4 PM. Plus plant sale by Broken Arrow Nursery, lecture on habitat gardening/bird gardening by me (Margaret Roach) to kick off my newly revamped book “A Way to Garden,” and other local classes in using herbs in food, growing and arranging flowers, mushroom growing and ID, and more. Get the entire day’s schedule (even box-lunch pre-orders!) and reserve a ticket.

Saturday June 8, 2019, Garden Conservancy Open Day. 10 AM-4 PM. Plus plant sale by Broken Arrow Nursery, “Be a Better Birder” lecture and walk/workshop by Kathryn Schneider (formerly president of New York State Ornithological Association, and author of “Birding the Hudson Valley”), wildflower walk with Carol Gracie, and other local classes in food, flowers and more.

Saturday Aug. 17, 2019, Garden Conservancy Open Day and Copake Falls Day. 10 AM-4 PM. Plus plant sale by Broken Arrow Nursery, native plant and pollinator lecture and workshop by Dan Jaffe of New England Wild Flower Society, and other local classes in food, flowers and more. All the details, and tickets for Dan Jaffe events.

elsewhere in 2019


Saturday, March 23, 9th annual Seedy Saturday. Two half-day sessions, 9:30-12 noon or  1:30-4 PM, at Turtle Tree Seed at Camphill Village, Copake, NY. The 9th annual Seedy Saturday, celebrating the coming of spring, will be welcomed back to Turtle Tree Seed in Copake, NY, for talks and all-new demos, followed by hands-on sowing in the greenhouses and lots of Q&A. Learn to start seeds like a pro, and go home with a flat full of ones you sowed yourself. All the details, and tickets.

Thursday, March 28, NY Botanical Garden Winter Lecture, Bronx, NY. 10 AM. “The 365-Day Garden” talk, plus book signing.


Saturday, April 6, 10:30 AM, Greene County (NY) Master Gardeners Spring Garden Day. “The 365-Day Garden” talk, plus book signing.

Saturday, April 13, Michigan Master Gardeners of Oakland County, via webinar. “The 365-Day Garden” lecture.

Thursday, April 25, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, at Elm Bank headquarters, 6:30 PM. “The 365-Day Garden” lecture plus book signing.


May 2, 6 P.M., Oblong Books lecture series and book signing at the White Hart Inn, Salisbury, CT. Free, but reservation required.

Saturday, May 11, 10-4 PM garden Open Day (see above and details/tickets here).

Sunday, May 12, 11:30 AM, “The 365-Day Garden” talk at Atlas Spring Market, Newburgh, NY. Two days of vendors (including my longtime friends at Atlock Farm, and many other choice plant and gardenwares sellers). Read more about the market, with full vendor list. Tickets for my talk on Sunday.

Tuesday, May 14, Green Fingers Garden Club,Greenwich, CT.

Thursday, May 23 at 6 PM, “The 365-Day Garden” lecture, Northshire Books, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Saturday, May 25 at 10 AM, Pound Ridge (NY) Nursery, “The 365-Day Garden” lecture plus book signing. To reserve a free spot, email nursery [at] poundridgenursery [dot] com with “Margaret Roach lecture” in the subject line of your email.


Saturday, June 8, 10-4 PM garden Open Day (see above).

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 PM, talk at Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford, CT.

Thursday, June 20, 7 PM, Tower Hill Botanic Garden talk, “Making a Garden for the Birds,” plus book signing.

Sunday, June 23, 2:00 PM, “The 365-Day Garden” talk for LI Horticultural Society at Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY.

Saturday, June 29, 6 PM, “The 365-Day Garden” talk at Northshire Book Shop, Manchester, VT.


Monday, July 1, “Making a Garden for the Birds” talk for Books on the Common and the Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield, CT.

Saturday, July 13, “meetup” and workshops with me and Adam Wheeler, plus talk on “Making a Garden for the Birds” at Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, CT. Details and tickets.

July 20, 7:30 PM, 6th annual Moth Night in Taconic State Park, Copake Falls, NY; an event I host. Tickets and details.


Saturday, Aug. 3, 11:00 AM, “The 365-Day Garden” talk at The Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, NH.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 AM-4 PM, garden Open Day (see above).


Saturday, Sept. 14, NY State Writers Institute Book Festival, talk and panel with Ken Druse.


Sunday, Oct. 27, lecture at Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township, NJ


Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1:00 PM, Williamstown (MA) Garden Club talk on “The 365-Day Garden.”