THOUGH TICKET SALES are not open yet for most of them (soon!), I’ve heard from lots of you asking when my open garden tours, hands-on workshops and other such programs are happening in 2017. Here’s the list:
July 22, evening: Moth Night
Fourth annual Moth Night, part of National Moth Week, in Taconic State Park, led by expert entomologists (co-hosted with Friends of Taconic State Park), 7 PM onward; ticket info.
Saturday August 19: Open Day and Native Plant Talks
10-4 Garden Conservancy Open Day at my garden, plus plant sale with Broken Arrow Nursery
11 AM native plant lecture by Claudia West of North Creek Nursery, co-author of “Planting in a Post-Wild World” (click for ticket info)
1:30 native-plant gardening workshop with Claudia West (click for ticket info)
Saturday September 2: Mushroom Walk
Mushroom Walk with John Michelotti, president of the Mid- Hudson Mycological Association (co-hosted with Friends of Taconic State Park). Click for ticket info.
Saturday September 16: Workshops with Broken Arrow
“Open-Day Plus” half-day workshops in my garden, co-taught with Broken Arrow Nursery’s Andy Brand (for those wanting more one-on-one than we can provide visitors at bigger Open Day events). Plus plant sale. Reserve a ticket now (space very limited).
Saturday March 25: Seed Events
7th annual Seedy Saturday, a day of hands-on workshops at Turtle Tree biodynamic seed company at Camphill Village in Copake, NY, to benefit nonprofit Turtle Tree and Friends of Taconic State Park; tickets on sale and more details at this link.
Saturday May 6: Open Day, Plant Sale, Rock Gardening and Pollinator Garden Talks
8:30 AM bird walk with Will Yandik in Copake Falls, NY (co-hosted by Friends of Taconic State Park). Reserve a ticket now (space limited).
10 AM-4 PM Garden Conservancy Open Day at my garden, plus plant sale with Broken Arrow Nursery
11 AM lecture on rock gardening by Joseph Tychonievich (learn more about Joseph and his new rock-gardening book or reserve a ticket now)
1:30 PM lecture on supporting pollinators in the garden by Joseph Tychonievich (reserve a ticket now)
- Get full details for all May 6 events on this other page. For Open Day visit only, which requires no advance tickets, get directions on the Conservancy site.
Saturday May 13: Wildflower Walk
Wildflower walk with Carol Gracie (co-hosted with Friends of Taconic State Park); reserve a ticket now. Or, learn more about Carol here.
Saturday June 3: Workshops with Broken Arrow
“Open-Day Plus” half-day workshops in my garden, co-taught with Broken Arrow Nursery’s Adam Wheeler (for those wanting more one-on-one than we can provide visitors at bigger Open Day events). Plus plant sale. Reserve a spot now (space very limited).
Saturday June 24: Lee Reich Drip-Irrigation Workshop
Half-day, hands-on drip-irrigation workshop with Lee Reich. Learn how to finally set up a proper watering system yourself. Read all about the event and reserve a ticket now (space very limited), or learn more about Lee Reich. (Rain date Sunday the 25th.)
Speaking of year-round gardening, have you ever seen WINTER BLOSSOMS FROM THE OUTDOOR GARDEN by A W DARNELL 1st ED 1926? Beverly Nichols raves about having stumbled on it in his charming memoir, DOWN THE GARDEN PATH 1st Ed 1932.
Thanks, Sylvia. Don’t know the Darnell book. Must inquire!
Hello Margaret. I was planning on visiting your garden on June 3rd. I did not realize that you had scheduled a workshop on that day. Is it be possible to visit without attending the workshop? Thank you.
The June date is half-day workshops, but no regular “Open Day” self-guided visits, no. May is the open day — trying to vary which spring time to open every other year, as May and June look so different.
I’m writing to you from chilly northern WI. While on my walks , I have listened to every one of your podcasts. I’ve decided I must come and see your garden. However, because of the distance, I can only attend one open house. Can you tell me which you would recommend – where I can see and learn the most? I so appreciate your work – I have learned SO much!
Hi, Karen. Emailed you separately…but the spring events details are at this link.
MARGARET, WHEN WILL YOU HAVE YOUR 2018 DATES AVAILABLE?
Usually I have them figured out in October-ish sometime, Holly. There is coordination with Garden Conservancy and local groups and so on and I’m working on that now.
I read a few of the books when I was a child and also read a few to my daughter. Coincidentally, last week I checked out Little House in the Big Woods from our library to read.