NYBG GLOW

This holiday season, let it GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden. Discover the beauty of our landmark landscape and historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated with a newly expanded 1.5-mile colorful experience. GLOW happens on these specific dates: November 24, 26, 27; December 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30; January 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. Tickets for NYBG GLOW go on sale for NYBG Members on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Tickets for the general public will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

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Holiday Train Show

The Holiday Train Show®—a favorite holiday tradition—is back at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) for its 30th year. Visitors will marvel as model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, and cinnamon sticks. Tickets for the Holiday Train Show go on sale for NYBG Members on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Tickets for the general public will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

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2021 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium – virtual

The 2021 Massachusetts Gardening Symposium is open to gardeners of all levels of experience, including home gardeners, Master Gardeners, and Green Industry professionals. Themed “Inspiration for Next Year’s Garden,” the event is set for September, when gardeners are typically putting their current gardens to bed and formulating plans for enhancements for the coming year. Pricing for the four-lecture program is $60.00 through July 1; $80.00 from July 2 to September 7. Registration closes September 7, 2021, and attendance is limited.

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Mindfulness through Ikebana: 4-part online course

In our busy world, the Japanese art of ikebana offers a moment of calm. Flower arrangement is an opportunity to practice mindfulness, connect with the natural world, and express your creativity. The Sogetsu school of ikebana emphasizes adaptability and self-expression, designed to be practiced by anyone, anywhere in the world. In this four-session course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Sogetsu-style ikebana, including how to select plant materials, basic techniques to create beautiful arrangements, and the philosophy behind the practice.

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Biodiversity Weekend with The Caterpillar Lab at Bedrock Gardens

Come see amazing caterpillars brought to you by The Caterpillar Lab. (www.thecaterpillarlab.org) Enjoy wonderful educational experiences for all with special tours and family programs. Bedrock Gardens is an emerging public garden integrating unusual botanical specimens and unique sculpture into an inspiring landscape journey.

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Book Signing Event Weekend at Bedrock Gardens

Join Bedrock Gardens and our Founding Director John Forti for a book release/signing. John is a historical horticulturist, ethnobotanist, slow food biodiversity advocate, educator, lecturer, garden designer, garden consultant and the Executive Director of Bedrock Gardens. We are celebrating the publication of his newly released book entitled “The Heirloom Gardener – Traditional Plants and Skills for the Modern World.”

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Virtual Connecticut Master Gardener Association Symposium

On Saturday, March 20th starting at 9:00 am, Connecticut Master Gardeners, guests and the public will have the opportunity to hear national and regional experts talk about “Gardening Any Time, Any Place” by virtually attending the Connecticut Master Gardener Association (CMGA) 28th annual garden symposium. Speakers include Margaret Roach, Dan Benarcik, Tovah Martin, Lorraine Ballato, Irene Brady Barber, Gregory Bugbee, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente.

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The Story of a Garden: Creating Coltsfoot with Juliet Hubbard at Hollister House Garden

Juliet and John Hubbard have created an enchanting cottage garden around a colonial house that has in the family for over 100 years. A series of perennial and vegetable gardens, formal in composition, are softened by the informal planting of old-fashioned roses, peonies, irises, and day lilies. Follow Juliet as she shares her story of designing, creating and gardening at Coltsfoot.

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Life in the Studio: Inspirations and Lessons on Creativity with Frances Palmer at Hollister House Garden

In this talk Frances will explore the links between her exquisite pottery and the bountiful flowers that she grows in two large cutting gardens. Using her own stunning photographs, Frances traces how the ceramics and flowers are inextricably linked in her creative process.

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Mind Your Matrix: Successful Plant Combinations at Hollister House Garden

Learn about matrix planting! It is the planting of three to five equally competitive plants that are vigorous enough to act as “living mulch” providing weed suppression and moisture retention around larger perennials and shrubs. Emphasis on, but not exclusively using, native plants.

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