save the date: 2019 garden event dates
THE 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, but tickets for talks and workshops listed below will go on sale in March:
Saturday May 11, 2019, Garden Conservancy Open Day and Copake Falls 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 food, flowers and more.
Saturday June 8, 2019, Garden Conservancy Open Day and Copake Falls 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.
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; link to come soon.
Saturday, May 11, 10-4 PM garden Open Day (see above).
Tuesday, May 14, Green Fingers Garden Club, Greenwich, CT.
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, 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.
July 20, 7:30 PM, 6th annual Moth Night in Taconic State Park, Copake Falls, NY; an event I host.
Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 AM-4 PM, garden Open Day (see above).
Tuesday, Sept. 10th, 1:00 PM, Williamstown (MA) Garden Club talk.
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