my 2014 events

Margaret Roach teaching a workshop in the gardenYOU’RE INVITED! Come to an open garden day at my place, or to a lecture I’m giving near you. My 2014 calendar so far:

open garden days

Garden Conservancy Open Days, Plus Guest Lectures and Plant Sales: My garden in Columbia County, New York, will be open for public tours on four Saturdays in 2014, from 10-4 PM, including May 10, June 7, August 16, and September 20. $5 per adult suggested donation benefits the Garden Conservancy; no ticket or reservations required for tours. A guest lecture will be held down the road each of those days, too (see below); reserve a lecture ticket ahead of time.

Plant sales by Broken Arrow Nursery take place during all my Open Days, 10 AM-4 PM.

Guest lectures (click the links for details and tickets):

Other local gardens are open on some of the same dates as mine, so plan to make a day of it. Details of those, and directions, will be on the Garden Conservancy site.


Workshops: to be announced.


(To inquire about booking me for a lecture, email awaytogarden [at] gmail [dot] com.)

Saturday, January 4, 4 PM: 365-Day Garden lecture at Scoville Library, Salisbury, Connecticut.

Tuesday, January 7, 11:30 AM: Lecture on the 365-Day Garden, at joint meeting of the Garden Club of Hartford and the Connecticut Valley Garden Club at the Hartford Golf Club, West Hartford. (Members and their guests only.)

Wednesday, March 12, 7 PM: Lecture on the 365-Day Garden, hosted by Down to Earth Garden Club, South Windsor Public Library, 1550 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor, Connecticut. Reservations not required; all welcome.

Saturday, March 22: Seed lecture by Margaret Roach, plus seed sale, to benefit Friends of Taconic State Park and hosted by me, at the Copake Grange, Empire Road, Copake, New York. Vendors include Turtle Tree Seed, Hudson Valley Seed Library, Hillsdale General Store and more. Details and ticket information to follow.

Saturday, April 5, 1 PM: The 365-Day Garden lecture for Springfield Museums’ Festival of Flowers at Springfield Museums’ Davis Auditorium, Springfield, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, April 8, 10 AM: Lecture on the 365-Day Garden for Pomperaug Garden Club, at Woodbury (CT) Senior/Community Center, 265 Main St South, Woodbury. Details.

Saturday, April 26: Lecture on seeds at Agroforestry Resource Center (of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties), 6055 Route 23, Acra, New York.

(Saturday, July 26: lecture pending)

Sunday, August 24, 10 AM: 365-Day Garden lecture for Broken Arrow Nursery, 13 Broken Arrow Road, Hamden, Connecticut. Check the website for tickets, or call (203) 288-1026 to reserve.

Saturday, October 25: 12th annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival, Wardsboro, VT. (I am judging!)

Monday, November 17, 10 AM: 365-Day Garden lecture, for Millbrook Garden Club, at the Millbrook (New York) Library. (Members and their guests only.)

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