Native Plant Center Events
9th Annual Native Plant Weekend
When: Saturday–Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Where: Rosedale Nurseries, Inc.
51 Saw Mill River Road, (Route 9A)
Hawthorne, NY 10532-1598
Description: This weekend-long sale at Rosedale Nurseries is a benefit for The Native Plant Center. A percentage of all sales on September 8 and 9 (that don’t require delivery) will be donated to The Native Plant Center. Find native trees, shrubs, perennials, and more with the help of our knowledgeable personal shoppers and nursery staff who will answer questions and help you make selections for your landscape.
Free workshops each day by Go Native U instructors:
Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m.: Get to Know Native Plants, Carolyn Summers
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m.: Workhorse Native Plants for Attracting Wildlife, Karalyn Lamb
Sunday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m.: Native Perennials to Plant Now, Barbara Fischer
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m.: Native Plants for Migrating & Overwintering Birds, Kim Eierman
Free field walk at John Jay Homestead
When: Saturday, September 22, 9–10 a.m.
Where: Meet in main parking lot at the John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street (Route 22), Katonah, NY.
Description: Join The Native Plant Center in exploring the gardens around the house as well as the adjacent meadow and woodlands to discover how to incorporate native species into your own back yard. No pre-registration is necessary. Heavy rain cancels the event.
Native Plant Gardening Know-How
When: Friday, September 28, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Westchester Community College, Classroom Building, Room 100
Description: Native plants are increasing in popularity—and rightfully so. They turn ordinary spaces into beautiful oases that offer multiple benefits. Discover how to successfully plan, design, and maintain a native plant garden. Learn why it is important to incorporate native plants into your landscape, what elements can transform your yard from barren to bountiful, and how to care for your installation sustainably.
To register, call 914-606-6830 and press 1.
Friday, September 28, 2018
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Classroom Building, Room 100, Park in Lot #4,
Native plants are increasing in popularity—and rightfully so. They turn ordinary spaces into beautiful oases that offer multiple benefits. Discover how to successfully plan, design, and maintain a native plant garden. Learn why it is important to incorporate native plants into your landscape, what elements can transform your yard from barren to bountiful, and how to care for your installation sustainably.Schedule:
Add Life to Your Landscape - 9:30–11:30 am
Lunch (on your own) - 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Design for Small Spaces - 12:15-1:45 pm
Break - 1:45-2:00 pm
Best Practices for Garden Maintenance - 2:00-4:00 pm
NEW! Add Life to Your Landscape Gardens are ecosystems full of life. The plants you choose matter to the diversity of life within your garden and the surrounding landscape. Explore the concepts of ecology and translate them to practical steps to use in your garden, focusing on native plant communities, plant-animal interactions, and resources developed for the Northeast. CE-GRDN 2113, Jessica Schuler, $55. #83507
Jessica A. Schuler is Director of the Thain Family Forest at The New York Botanical Garden, where she is responsible for the management of the 50-acre, old-growth urban forest, including ecological restoration and the development of education and research programs. She teaches about urban forest restoration, invasive species, and native plants. Jessica earned a BS in plant science with distinction in research from Cornell University. She is an ISA-certified arborist, a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner with the Society for Ecological Restoration, and a member of the Steering Committee of The Native Plant Center.
NEW! Design for Small Spaces: The New American Cottage Garden
With The Native Plant Center’s New American Cottage Garden as a case study, learn how to design a small landscape for people and wildlife. The class will move outdoors to tour the garden to see how the covered principles might be replicated in your own landscape. CE-GRDN 2114, Ken Uhle, $40. #83384
Ken Uhle has been a practicing landscape architect for 31 years, the past 26 of which have been as the landscape architect for the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in landscape architecture and is licensed in New York and Connecticut. Ken is an avid gardener whose home garden is annually part of the Garden Conservancy Open Days program. He is a member of the Steering Committee of The Native Plant Center.
Best Practices for Garden Maintenance
Discover how to maintain a chemical-free, thriving native plant garden with best practices for weeding and invasive plant control, basic plant identification, and suggestions for equipment that will make the job easier. CE-GRDN 2074, Carolyn Summers, $55. #83098
Carolyn Summers, co-founder of Go Native U, is a landscape designer, the author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East, and creator of Flying Trillium Preserve in the Catskills. She has worked for Trust for Public Land, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. She is a member of the Steering Committee of The Native Plant Center.
Free Talk: Heroes of Horticulture
When: Thursday, October 25, at 7 p.m.,
Where: Gateway Center Davis Auditorium, Westchester Community College.
Description: Hear about the people who have made a major impact on the American landscape from author Barbara Paul Robinson. Based on her book of the same title, Robinson will examine the influences of those who have preserved exceptional gardens, restored public parks, set standards for land preservation, and made impressions in other ways. A light reception precedes the lecture; books will be available at a special event discount for signing.
The talk is part of the Rocky Hills Environmental Lecture Series, which honors the legacy of the late Henriette Suhr, whose 13-acre property in Mount Kisco is protected by a conservation easement. The Native Plant Center hosts the evening in partnership with The Garden Conservancy and Westchester Land Trust.
No registration is necessary. For more information click here.