Congers: Three Season Wild Edibles and Medicinals Workshop I. Join master forager Paul Tappenden and herbal teacher Elana Fine for a three season adventure. The final class will be a Thanksgiving Foraged Feast. 955. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rockland Country Day School, 34 Kings Highway. 845-304-5822.
Chestnut Ridge: Earth Day 2012. Hungry Hollow Co-op will celebrate Earth Day with live music, grill, children’s activities, seedlings for sale, recycled art contest, free samples and more. Rain or shine. www.hungryhollow.org or email Kathey email@example.com. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Hungry Hollow Co-op, 841 Chestnut Ridge Road. 845-356-3319.
Bronx: Bird Walk. Look for species that live in the botanical garden year-round, and migrating birds. Saturdays at 11 a.m. through June 30. Admission is from $2 to $20. www.nybg.org. 11 a.m. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard. 718-817-8700.
Bronx: The Orchid Show, through April 22. With garden admission of from $8 to $20. www.nybg.org. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard. 718-817-8700.
Yonkers: Free Workshops. April 21: Lawn Care; April 28: Basic Organic Gardening; May 5: Spring Bulbs mean Summer Color; May 19: All about annuals; June 2: Vegetables and herbs; June 9: Tomatoes; June 16: Fruit trees and bushes; June 23: Roses; July 7: Birds and butterflies; July 14: Perennials; July 21: Hydrangeas; July 28: Insects and diseases; Aug 4: How to deter unwanted animals; Sept 15: Prepare your garden for winter, planting bulbs for spring. Free. 9-10 a.m. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Drive. 914-375-4700.
Croton-on-Hudson: Earth Day Workshops for Kids and Adults. Join Tony from Jonathan Green for an eco-friendly lawn-care workshop. At the same time, the children can attend My First Garden workshop, during which they’ll create their own little garden in an eco-friendly container. Free. 10-11 a.m. Hilltop Farms, 2028 Albany Post Road. 914-358-1531.
Mount Kisco: Picnic for the Planet. Bring your own picnic. Live music performed by 8 Foot River. Family-friendly activities: gardening, treasure hunts and more. Self-guided preserve audio tours available in English and Spanish. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-244-3271, Ext 22. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Arthur V. Butler Memorial Sanctuary, 265 Chestnut Ridge Road. 914-244-3271, Ext. 22.
Cos Cob: Trip to Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring. Enjoy a private, guided tour of more than 12 acres of display gardensLunch is included at Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill in downtown Cold Spring. Wear comfortable shoes. Reservations. www.gecgreenwich.org. $125. 9 a.m. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St. 203-869-9242.
Bronx: Antique Garden Furniture Show and Sale. Featuring the best in antique garden ornaments, hosted by noted expert Barbara Israel. $20 adults, $18 students and seniors, $8 children. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also April 28 and 29. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard. 718-817-8700.
Rye: Arbor Day Tree Walk with Michael Penziner, nature enthusiast and long-time volunteer at the Rye Nature Center. Free. 10 a.m. The Osborn, 101 Theall Road. 914-921-2200.
Cold Spring: Growing Your Own Fruit: Session 2. Topics: types of fruit for the Northeast, pollination, pruning, nutrition, harvesting and storing; orchard planning; preparation before planting; aftercare. Having attended Session 1 is not a prerequisite. Workshop includes morning coffee and lunch beverages; bring your own lunch. To register: Anita Barber at 845-265-3338 or email@example.com. The registration fee can be paid at the door, but advance registration will assure you a seat and notification of location or schedule change. $40. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Glynwood Farm, 1 Glynwood Road. 845-265-3338.
Croton-on-Hudson: Landscape Design for Improving Your Home’s Value. Learn how a well-planned and effective landscape design can improve your home’s value by up to 12 percent. Bring photos of your home’s site for a brief consultation during this one-hour workshop. Free. 10-11 a.m. Hilltop Farms, 2028 Albany Post Road. 914-358-1531.
Patterson: Gardening in the Shade, with Dianne Olsen from Cornell-Putnam. Registration preferred, walk-ins welcome. Free. 1 p.m. Patterson Library, 1167 Route 311. 845-878-6121.
Stony Point: Gerdener’s Day. Gardeners can pick three classes from nine: The Art of Growing Bonsai; Growing a Green, Healthy Lawn; Composting; Gardening for the Birds; Butterfly Gardening; Enhancing Your Life with Herbs; Trash to Treasure: The Recycled Garden; Accessorizing Your Garden and a Wreath-making hands-on Workshop. There will be a Gardener’s Day Market 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Registrants may bring soil samples for free pH testing. The class fee is $20 for individual classes, or $55 for any three classes and registration is due by April 20. noon-5 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland, 10 Patriot Hills Drive. 845-429-7085.
Yonkers: Garden Center Free Saturday Workshops. April 28: Basic Organic Gardening. Free. 9-10 a.m. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Drive. 914-375-4700.
Cold Spring: Alpine Plant Sale. North American Rock Garden Society’s annual plant sale, featuring many specialty vendors of rare and fascinating specimens. Stroll through Stonecrop’s grounds and then find some plants to take home for your garden. $5. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Stonecrop Gardens, 81 Stonecrop Lane. 845-265-2000.
Valhalla: Native Plant Center’s 13th Annual Native Plant Sale. Featuring wildflowers, shade-loving ferns, butterfly host plants, and hummingbird favorites along with thousands of perennials, shrubs, and trees. The sale opens to the public at 10 a.m.; members can enter at 9:30 a.m. www.nativeplantcenter.org or call 914-606-7870. Free. 10 a.m.-noon Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road. 914-606-6600.
Lewisboro, Bedford: Open Days Program Garden Tour. Explore two private gardens in Bedford and Lewisboro, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at the White Garden or visit www.opendaysprogram.org for additional locations. $5 per garden; free ages 12 under. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The White Garden, 199 Elmwood Road. 888-842-2442.
Stony Point: Master Gardener Demo Garden Tours. Master Gardener volunteers invite the public to attend their free monthly tours of the demonstration gardens at Cornell. Visitors can tour the gardens and learn which plants grow best in Rockland. Gardens included: Ralph Snodsmith Perennial Garden; Hillside and Shade Garden; Fern Garden; Herb Garden; Ornamental Grass Garden; Cutting Garden; Container Gardens; Native Plants; and the Rain Garden. Tours will be held on April 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. For information, call weekdays: 845-429-7085. Rain or shine. No registration. Children always welcome.www.rocklandcce.org. Free. 1-2 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland, 10 Patriot Hills Drive. 845-429-7085.
Chestnut Ridge: Take An Edible Walk. The Nature Place Day Camp will be leading a wild edibles walk through Inwood Hill Park. Discover what’s edible in New York City’s backyard and cook up some treats to eat. Free. 1 p.m. The Nature Place Day Camp, Hungry Hollow Road. 845-356-6477.
Valhalla: Community Garden Workshops, second of two given by Master Gardener volunteers. Please pre-register by mailing your check to Cornell. $10. Visit www.cce.cornell.edu/westchester for driving directions. For more information, contact JoAnn DiRico Trautmann at firstname.lastname@example.org. 5-6:30 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester, 26 Legion Drive.
Cos Cob: Lecture by Robin T. Williams, one of Britain’s leading garden designers. www.robinwilliams.co.ukwww.gecgreenwich.org. Members $40, nonmembers $45. 10 a.m. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St. 203-869-9242.
Garrison: House, Studio and Landscape Tours. Tours run through October. 11 a.m. on Fridays; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on weekends. Tour includes home, studio and Woodland Garden of modernist industrial designer Russel Wright. $15 adult; $13 senior; $5 ages 11 and under. 1:30 p.m. Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center, 584 Route 9D. 845-424-3812.
Cos Cob: 51st Annual May Gardeners Market with many local and state nurseries. Breakfast and lunch available for purchase. An early bird special pre-sale will be held from 1-5 p.m. May 2. Admission to the pre-sale is $15. Free on May 5. 9 a.m. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St. 203-661-3159.
Yonkers: Saturday Workshops. May 5: Spring Bulbs mean Summer Color. Free. 9-10 a.m. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Drive. 914-375-4700.
Cos Cob: Floral Occasions with George Von Tobel. Create a mixed pastel arrangement for mother. www.gecgreenwich.org. $90 Must register by May 9. 10 a.m. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St. 203-869-9242.
Greenburgh: Nature Friendly Gardening Series, second in a three-part series with native plant expert Kim Eierman. May 12: Great planting for Pollinators and Beneficial insects; June 16: Bringing Beautiful Butterflies, Skippers and Moths into your Yard. Limited enrollment, pre-registration is required online at www.greenburghnaturecenter.org. $25 per program ($65 for all 3). 10-11:30 a.m. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road. 914-723-3470.
Armonk: Green Acres Garden Club Plant Sale. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. John and Goldie Hergenhan Recreation Center, 40 Maple Ave. 914-273-3325.
Upper Nyack: Garden Club of Nyack Plant Sale. Perennials and shrubs from members’ gardens plus organic seedlings from Hook Mountain Growers and perennials from Bumps & Co. Gardening workshops begin at 11 a.m. http://thenyackgardenclub.wordpress.com/. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 507 N. Broadway. 845-353-0131.
Congers: Three Season Wild Edibles and Medicinals Workshop I. Join master forager Paul Tappenden and herbal teacher Elana Fine for a three season adventure. $55. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rockland Country Day School, 34 Kings Highway. 845-304-5822.
North Salem: Conversation with Local Gardeners. Free. 10 a.m. Ruth Keeler Library, 276 Titicus Road. 914-669-5161.
Yonkers: Saturday Workshops. May 19: All about annuals. Free. 9-10 a.m. Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Drive. 914-375-4700.