Arbor Fest: Branches, Blooms, & Bugs

So much to celebrate! Give a nod to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day at Queens Botanical Garden’s tenth annual Arbor Fest with fun for all ages! Greener than ever, this year’s event will spotlight all things branches, blooms, and bugs with live music, nature-themed crafts, garden demonstrations, interactive experiences, performances, and more. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355, (718) 886-3800.

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Landis Signature Spring Plant, Book, and Bake Sale

Out of the ordinary trees, shrubs, and perennials are the hallmark of this event. After selecting your plants and baked goods, stop into our book shop for a huge selection of reading material on many different topics, including, of course, gardening. Landis Arboretum, 174 Lape Road, Esperance, NY 12066, (518) 875-6935.

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Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration Event

Can you hear it? Spring is finally in the air and amphibians all over are calling out as they emerge from our wetlands and vernal pools. Grab your mucky boots and your curiosity and come to The Fells to discover the magic of a New Hampshire vernal pool. John Hay Estate at The Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH 03216, (603) 763-4789.

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Exploring House Plants

Do you walk around the conservatories at Tower Hill and wish you could grow plants like this at home? Take a tour with Matt Tetreault, our conservatory horticulturist, and learn what plants make great house plants, and how you can care for them at home. Participants are encouraged to bring a houseplant to swap. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505, (508) 869-6111.

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Family Hike: Flower Power

Families need nature all year round! We’ll look at buds and blooms and learn how bees find flowers. Go on a StoryWalk, get a bee tattoo, and look at flowers under microscopes. Free and open to all. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway Boston, MA 02130, (617) 384-5209.

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Annual Wildflower Walk

On a slope just south of the Laurel Walk lies the Edgerton and Stengel Wildflower Garden, containing over 75 species of wildflowers. Some of the flowers you can expect to see include: Jack-in-the-pulpit, Virginia Blue Bells, Wild Geranium, Solomon’s Seal and Trillium. Bring a picnic lunch to eat by the pond, and then enjoy a 45-minute walk in the Wildflower Garden. Connecticut College Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320, (860) 439-5020.

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Plant Sale

Native plants are our specialty! Come and choose from hundreds of native perennials, shrubs, vines, grasses and trees! Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens
151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903, (203) 322-6971.

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Workshop: Smartphone Photography Basics for the Garden

Learn about the basics of your device’s camera functions and how to compose better images of your garden and landscapes. Taught by professional photographer Thad Kubis, this class will provide a hands-on, application-based introduction to composition, editing, posting, sharing, archiving, and more. Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington, CT 06793, (860) 868-2200.

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Barn Talk: Hydrangeas – A New Look at an Old Favorite

Today, hydrangea breeding has exploded with hundreds of new hybrids, all with specific pruning and site requirements. Join Barb Pierson, Nursery Manager at White Flower Farm, to understand these requirements and learn how to select hydrangea for your garden. Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington, CT 06793, (860) 868-2200.

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Spring Exhibit

Don’t miss WNY’s favorite spring tradition! With over 22,000 bulbs on display, our Gardens will be filled with all the spring plants you love. Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218, (716) 827-1584.

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