Bronx: The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary. Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island’s charm and ambience. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones. Daily except Mondays through April 21. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd.
Upper Nyack: Annual Flower Show, sponsored by the Garden Club of Nyack. Free. 1 to 4 p.m. The theme for this year’s show is “The Hudson River Valley.” Upper Nyack Elementary School, 336 N. Broadway.
Somers: Seed Starting Workshop. Also April 12. A two-session class in the greenhouse to show you how to start your summer veggie seeds. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $25; pre-registration required at 914-886-5108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35.
Patterson: How to Plan a Garden. The Putnam Cornell Cooperative Extension will teach you how to take a step back and design your flower or vegetable garden with space in mind. Registration preferred, walk-ins welcome if space allows. 1 p.m. Free. Library, 1167 Route 311, 845-878-6121 ext.10.
Englewood, N.J.: Garden in the Morning. The Flat Rock Brook Gardeners invite one and all (everyone is welcome regardless of experience) to the kick-off of the 2014 gardening season. Gardeners meet every Wednesday in April and May, and continue through the month of October. Each session begins with a 10-minute mini-lesson. Just bring willing hands and gloves! No need to register. 9 to 11 a.m. Free. Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., 201-567-1265.
Greenwich, Conn.: Grafting Tomatoes. Grafting plants is another form of propagating herbaceous, fast growing plants such as annual vegetables. Horticulturist Alan Gorkin will discuss the relatively new process of grafting tomatoes, and why we do it. Students will practice the technique in class and take materials home to grow in their own garden. Registration required. 10 a.m.-noon. $35; materials fee $7.50 paid day of class. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St., 203-869-9242.
Harrington Park, N.J.: Color Theory for The Garden, with Bruce Crawford, director of the Rutgers Botanical Gardens and an adjunct professor in Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University. 7:30 p.m. Free. Library, 10 Herring St. 201-768-2615.
Greenburgh: DIY Garden Series-Part 1. How to start your vegetable garden series, including garden location and space allotment, soil testing and treatments, animal exclusion techniques, and more. Part 1 of 2. 2 to 4 p.m. $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road.
Greenburgh: DIY Garden Series-Part 2. How to start your vegetable garden series, including garden location and space allotment, soil testing and treatments, animal exclusion techniques, and more. Part 2 of 2. Open to everyone, even if you didn’t attend Part 1. 2 to 4 p.m. $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road.
Ossining: Walking Tour of Historic Sparta Neighborhood, Ossining. Tour will begin at the Jug Tavern (Rockledge Avenue and Revolutionary Road, behind the CVS) at 1 p.m. Participants will then walk about six blocks through the neighborhood learning about the historic homes in the landmarked district. Limited to 20 people. For a reservation, contact email@example.com. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Free. Jug Tavern, 74 Revolutionary Rd. 914-945-0674.
Mahopac: A Garden of Colors: Planning a Colorful Landscape. Discover how to plan, plant and maintain a colorful landscape at home. During this presentation each participant will plan his/her own garden of perennial plants which maintain colorful blooms and foliage throughout spring, summer and fall. Learn about the best choices for planting, keeping flowers in bloom for as long as possible, what blooms when and how to make the most of what you plant. Registration is required. 7 p.m. Free. Library, 668 U.S. Route 6, 845-628-2009, ext 100.
Larchmont: The Life, Times and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand, America’s First Female Landscape Architect, sponsored by the Garden Club of Larchmont. Garden writer and speaker Colleen Plimpton entertains and enlightens with a one-hour presentation on Farrand, with a first-person program in costume. 1 p.m. Refreshments. Free. Russell Hall at Larchmont Avenue Church, corner of Forest Park and Larchmont avenues
Greenwich: The Native Plant Garden: Living Inspiration for Bringing Nature Home, sponsored by the Greenwich Land Trust. Brian Sullivan, Vice President of Landscape Outdoor Collections and Gardens at the New York Botanical Garden will discuss the newly opened Native Plant Garden. Learn how to incorporate a palette of beautiful plants compatible with local landscapes in your home garden. Participants will be given a sampling of Northeast native plants to grow in their gardens, courtesy of Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses. Registration required. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $15. Greenwich Library Meeting Room, 101 W. Putnam Ave. 203-629-2151.
Briarcliff Manor: Maintaining Healthy Trees. Brad Gurr, ISA certified arborist and branch manager at SavATree, will explain the proper ways to maintain your trees and shrubs. Learn to prune, why to prune, what to prune and how to prune. 11:45 a.m. Free. Briarcliff Manor Garden Club, 48 Macy Road, 914-432-8529.
Yorktown Heights: Berries Beyond. Join farmer Max Zanke for a workshop on how to establish and maintain healthy berry plants. Topics will include site selection, soil preparation, pruning and harvesting techniques. Registration required; $20, $5 for children under 12. 10 a.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Yorktown Heights: Beer Brewing 101. Robert LeBoyer will show you how to brew batches of your favorite beer in your own kitchen. Registration is required; $40, limited to 20. 1 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Scarsdale: Flourishing Gardens vs. Plant Diseases. Plant pathologist Margery Daughtrey will highlight new diseases that are affecting ornamental plants, including impatiens, boxwood and roses. 10 a.m. to noon. $15 in advance, $18 walk-ins. Send checks to Cornell Cooperative Ext. of Westchester, 3 W. Main St., Suite 112, Elmsford, NY 10523. Info: http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/westchester/ 914-285-3590, Scarsdale Library, Olmstead Road.
Yorktown Heights: Couples Cooking, with chef Maria Reina, who has a weekly “Seasonal Chef” column on The Journal News’ Small Bites blog (www.lohud.com/food). Bring a bottle of wine, someone special and savor the satisfaction of a homemade meal. Limited to 12 couples, registration required, $95 per couple. 7 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Yorktown Heights: Gluten Free Cooking. Mary Opfer leads a hand-on workshop where you’ll learn how to turn nutritious spring vegetables into hearty, gluten-free meals. $20 per adult, $5 for children under 12. 2 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Ramsey, N.J.: Get Down & Dirty in Your Garden on Earth Day. Janet Schulz will share design tips, which plants go well together and plants especially suited for the shade. She has more than 40 years of experience in the garden center industry. 7 to 8 p.m. free. Library, 30 Wyckoff Ave., 201-327-1445.
Greenwich, Conn.: Kerry Mendez: Simplifying Gardens to Fit Our Lifestyles. Registration required. 10 a.m. $45. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St., 203-869-9242.
Rye: 2014 Daffodil Show, an annual celebration of narcissus blooms of every cultivar and species. Come with friends or family to see winning entries at the sunny yellow 1907 Carriage House of the Jay Heritage Center. Entries accepted between 8 and 10:15; viewing 1:30-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Little Garden Club of Rye. Free. Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road.
Greenwich: Cash & Carry Flowers. Workshop with tips on choosing and arranging store-bought flowers with expert floral designer Miriam Landsman. Girls Night Out, light dinner and dessert provided; bring your own beverage. Registration required. 7-9:30 p.m. $40. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street, 203- 869-9242.
Bronx: Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe. 10 a.m. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd.
Greenwich, Conn.: Green Schools Walk in the Pinetum. Come find out about the many ways Greenwich students have been contributing to our natural resources. Come on a hike and tour trail projects of the past, present and future with Deanna Novak and Meg McAuley Kaicher. Learn how students can get involved, get their hands dirty, and link up to global conservation efforts. Registration required. 10 a.m. Free. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St. www.gecgreenwich.org, 203-869-9242.
Yorktown Heights: Wild Edibles. Farmer and naturalist Wilson Chang leads a workshop where you get your hands dirty foraging for a variety of native species and then cook what you find. Adults only. 10 a.m. $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Yorktown Heights: Don’t Bug Me: Preemptive Insect Preparation. Workshop on organic pest management techniques, interspecies planting recommendations, preventive care, and more. $20, $5 children under 12. 2 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Greenwich: Byram Park Cleanup Day, sponsored by the Junior League of Greenwich. Clean up the park and plant flowers. 9 a.m. to noon. Free. 4 Ritch Ave., 203-869-1979.
New City: Seed Selection and Starts at Home!. Excited about gardening this year, but not so sure about starting your veggies from seed? The workshop will cover the basics of seed selection, timing, growing mediums, germination, lighting and making the most of your soil. Farmer Shane Hardy will discuss why you might choose one seed for a 250-member CSA and another for a small home garden. Be prepared to get soiled with soil. 10 a.m. $15. Cropsey Community Farm, 220 S. Little Tor Road, 845-634-3167.
Greenwich, Conn.: May Gardeners Market. Rain or shine. Vendors for home & garden. For information, call at 203-869-9242 or visit www.gecgreenwich.org 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St.
Pocantico Hills: Sheep Shearing Festival 2014. Watch farmers shear our flock of Finn-Dorset sheep. Learn about wool and sheep at education booths. Observe professional weavers and spinners. Try your hand at carding, combing and felting wool. Sells out every year. Youth (2-14): $15; adults $25.10 a.m. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, 914-366-6200.
Briarcliff Manor: Spring and Summer Wildflowers, with Carol Gracie, author and lecturer who has worked for the Nature Conservatory and the New York Botanical Garden. 11:45 a.m. Free. Briarcliff Manor Garden Club, which is accepting new members, 48 Macy Road, 914-432-8529.
Mahwah: DIY: Edible Gardening, with author and gardener Greg Carbone from DIY Backyard Farms. 7 p.m. free. Library, 100 Ridge Road.
Greenwich, Conn.: Tour of Two Historic Properties: Reeves-Reed Arboretum & Greenwood Gardens. Lunch at Basilico’s Italian Restaurant. The Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s formal gardens include the Keller Azalea Garden, Rock Garden & the old Wisner House. Designed by a partner of Frederick Law Olmstead in 1889 and enhanced with design trends of the 20th century. Greenwood Gardens was restored and re-opened 2013. The gardens were commissioned in 1912 and subsequent owners added Italianate gardens with tiles and tea houses. Registration required. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $125. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St., 203-869-9242.
Chappaqua: Chappaqua Garden Club Plant Sale. Perennials and annuals and Mother’s Day gifts. Free gift wrapping. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 9; 8 a.m. to noon May 10. Chappaqua Train Station, 108 Allen Place
Greenwich, Conn.: Barnys Greenwich. Spring Trunk Show & Garden Boutique. Trunk show, garden and plant boutique, flower arranging, and potting demonstration. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 954 Lake Ave.
Greenwich, Conn.: Dahlia Potting Workshop. 10:30 a.m. $55. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St., 203-869-9242.
Pocantico Hills: Organic Sustainability in Action, Lecture and Tour. Jack Algiere will talk about organic farming techniques at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. 10 a.m. to noon. $15 in advance, $18 walk-ins. Send checks to Cornell Cooperative Ext. of Westchester, 3 W. Main St., Suite 112, Elmsford, NY 10523. Info: http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/westchester/ 914-285-3590, 630 Bedford Road.
Greenwich, Conn.: Organic Composting, Vermiculture, Bokashi. Master Gardener Nick Mancini will teach you how to build an inexpensive bin, make you aware of the difference between hot piles versus cold composting, and which bins are best for each process. He will discuss vermicomposting and the Japanese way of composting called bokashi. One lucky person will win a bunch of red wigglers to start a wormery. Registration required. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $35 plus material fee. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St., 203-869-9242.
Greenwich: Wildflowers and the Primrose. Rain date: May 22. A sight to behold are the Primrose in the wetlands of the Pinetum. Planted more than 75 years ago, these beauties are breathtaking when they are at their peak in the spring. We will also visit the 50th Anniversary Wildflower Trail and learn about the lore and adaptability our native woodland wildflowers. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. Free. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street, 203-869-9242.
Yorktown Heights: Couples Cooking with Krista Espinal, sous chef at the Birdsall House in Peekskill. She specializes in locally based farm to table cuisine, new American fusion that is applied with classic French techniques. Bring a bottle of wine and someone special, and savor the satisfaction of a home-made meal. Limited to 12 couples, registration is required. $95 per couple. 7 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
New City: Soil Preparation. Come and learn how to prepare the soil and create a flourishing and productive garden in our new vegetable field. Farmer Shane Hardy (or Jose Romero Bosch) will walk you through preparing a bed with the right mixture of compost, existing soil and amendments. 10 a.m. $15. Cropsey Community Farm, 220 S. Little Tor Road. 845-634-3167.
Greenwich, Conn.: Getting the Most out of your Vegetable Garden. Location: 668 Lake Ave. Small spaces can produce an abundant harvest when following a succession planting plan. Join Alan Gorkin for a walk through the teaching vegetable garden at Lake Avenue Farm to see first-hand how to get the maximum yield from your vegetable garden. He will focus on companion and succession planting, followed by questions and answers. Registration required. 10 a.m.-noon. $35 plus material fee. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St., 203-869-9242.
Mount Vernon: A tree grows at St. Paul’s. A walking tour of the historic grounds of St. Paul’s, exploring the history and variety of trees at the site. 1 p.m. Free. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., 914-667-4116.
Greenwich: Grandiflora Garden Tour. For information or to purchase tickets, call 203-869-9242 or visit www.gecgreenwich.org 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ticket prices online. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street, 203-869-9242.
Bronx: Rose Garden Festival. Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden’s overlooks. 10 a.m. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd.
Briarcliff Manor: Annual June Picnic. Briarcliff Manor Garden Club will be holding its annual June picnic inside the Pavilion at Law Memorial Park. Please bring an appetizer, entree, salad or a dessert to this event. Also a flower or two from your garden in a vase and a placemat to enhance your dining experience. Non-members welcome. Accepting new memberships: 914-432-8529 11:30 a.m. Free. Law Memorial Park Pavilion, Pleasantville Road
Fairfield: Lunch & Lecture: Historic Gardens. Noon-2 p.m. Fairfield Museum Shop, 370 Beach Road, 203-259-1598.
Scarsdale: Tour of Margee Falk’s Garden. 10 and 11 a.m. (arrive half-hour early). $15 in advance, no walk-ins. Send checks to Cornell Cooperative Ext. of Westchester, 3 W. Main St., Suite 112, Elmsford, NY 10523. Info: http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/westchester/ 914-285-3590. Parking only at Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road.