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. Registration required. 10 a.m. Free. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St. www.gecgreenwich.org, 203-869-9242.
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.
Fair Lawn, N.J.: Garretson Spring Festival. Dance around the Maypole. The day also includes Revolutionary War re-enactors, open hearth cooking and spinning demonstrations, a plant sale featuring heirloom hard-to-find perennials and herbs. Gift shop will be open. Refreshments available. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Garretson Forge & Farm Restoration, 4-02 River Rd., 551-206-4380.
Harrington Park, N.J: Perennial Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-noon. Library, 10 Herring St., (201) 768-2615.
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.
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, preventive care and more. $20, $5 children under 12. 2 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.
Lewisboro: Open Days Program Garden Tour. Explore the White Garden, a private garden in Lewisboro, open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Features a collection of more than 300,000 daffodils throughout a woodland, several greenhouses, a labyrinth, theater court, a nymphaeum, and an Asian-inspired moss garden. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $7 per person; children 12 & under free. The White Garden, 199 Elmwood Road, 888-842-2442.
Nyack: Earth Day Program-Where Have All the Monarchs Gone? Maraleen Manos-Jones will take us on an illustrated journey of the metamorphosis of the monarch and share updates on the flight and plight of the butterfly and its migration routes. She will discuss the vital importance of providing habitat for butterflies and other pollinators and discuss ways for us all to become good guardians of our planet’s health, including giving tips for gardeners. Register 1 p.m. Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway
Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.: Starting a Herb Garden, sponsored by the Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club. Gert Coleman, Vice president of the Staten Island Herb Society, will present a program on how to start a herb garden from seed or transplants, in both gardens and containers, and provide tips and techniques on growing, using and storing fresh and dried herbs for recipes, remedies and household tasks. All interested gardeners are invited to attend. Refreshments. 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Community Church, 400 Warren Place, (201) 445-9440.
Nyack: Garden Club of Nyack Garden Slide Show. Landscape Design presented by Linda Chisholm. 1-3 p.m. Library, 59 S. Broadway
Stony Point: Organic Vegetable and Small Fruit Growing Classes offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland. This five part series is for homeowners who are planning to start growing organic vegetables and fruit. Class dates are: 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, and June TBD. Visit website for more information: http://www.rocklandcce.org/events.htm. Register by April 25 with Ellen Chorba at Cornell , 845-429-7085 ext 117. 7-9 p.m. $50 for all five session series. Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland , 10 Patriot Hills Dr., 845-429-7085, ext. 117.
Nyack: Sculpture in the Garden. Installation of a new work by multi-media artist Mark Attebery titled Twist and Shout. -7 p.m. Edward Hopper House, 82 N. Broadway
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.
Dobbs Ferry: Garden Club of Dobbs Ferry Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Dobbs Ferry Railroad Station.
Katonah: EcoBeneficial Gardening 101: Boosting the Ecosystem in Your Own Yard. Kim Eierman explains how the design choices you make and the plants you select make a huge difference in creating a healthy ecosystem. 11 a.m. $25. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, 2610 Amawalk Rd., (845) 278-6738.
Yorktown Heights: Better Late Than Never: Garden Planning. Worshop on how to quickly get your veggie garden ready in time for the summer season. Registration required; $20 per person, $5 for children ages 8-12. 1 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
Yorktown Heights: Kids Cook at Hilltop. Children ages 8 to 12 will learn how to make simple delicious health veggie snacks with Chef Maria Reina. 10 a.m. $15. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
North Salem: Open Days Program Garden Tour – Westchester. Explore two private gardens in Bedford and North Salem, open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine. Begin at Duck Hill, directions to Bedford garden will be provided or call for details. Note times and admission varies at each location. Highlights include woodland walks, extensive cutting garden, unique foot bridges, vegetables, herbs, and orchards. 10 a.m. $5-10 per garden; children 12 & under free. Duck Hill, 23 Baxter Rd., (888) 842-2442.
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, N.J.: 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.
Briarcliff Manor: Briarcliff Manor Garden Club Annual Plant Sale. Hanging baskets, flats of annuals and vegetables, Mother’s Day baskets, perennials, homemade baked goods. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Wells Fargo Bank, 1050 Pleasantville Rd., (914) 432-8529.
Tarrytown: Plant Sale. Features plants selected from the gardens of three different garden societies: annuals; unusual perennials and herbs grown at Lyndhurst; rock garden plants; containers and troughs; native plants; deer resistant varieties and vegetables as well as plant and tree advice. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lyndhurst Estate, 635 S. Broadway
Yorktown Heights: Mother’s Day Herb Planters. Hilltop Hanover’s planters are filled with wonderful aromatic herbs that will produce throughout the summer and fall. Each eco root pouch (planter) is made from reclaimed plastic bottles and filled with fragrant organic herbs, including: Garlic Chives, Rosemary, English Thyme, Pesto Basil, Italian Dark Parsley and Oregano. It will look wonderful indoors or out. Order today, pickup May 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00pm. $5 – $45. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
Greenwich, Conn.: Dahlia Potting Workshop. 10:30 a.m. $55. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St., 203-869-9242.
Palisades: Container Gardening for Spring and Summer. Vivienne Dieckmann, Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension, will share the principles of growing annuals, perennials, and organic vegetables on a deck, patio and other small spaces. 2-3:30 p.m. free. Library, 19 Closter Rd., (845) 359-0136.
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.
Katonah: Mints Are Like Stray Cats, by Arthur Tucker. Spring meeting and lecture, sponsored by the N.Y. Unit of the Herb Society of America. Coffee and registration at 10 a.m., lecture at 10:30, and an herbal luncheon at 12:30, featuring raffle baskets, a plant sale and garden shop. RSVP by May 7 to firstname.lastname@example.org; seating is limited. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Suggested donation: $15. Red Barn at John Jay Homestead, 400 Route 22
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.
Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.: Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club Annual Plant Sale. The sale will feature home-grown perennials, specialty and native plants, annuals, garden-related treasures, herbs, houseplants and baked goods. There will also be a children’s activity table. All proceeds benefit the club’s horticultural scholarship. Rain date: May 18. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Town Green, Warren Place, (201) 652-0729.
Yorktown Heights: Vegetable Kits for Every Gardener. Geared towards novice growers, these carefully crafted vegetable kits containing Hilltop Hanover seedlings, and Hudson Valley Seed Library seeds plus a one hour lecture on gardening techniques, will provide you with everything you’ll need to start growing on your own. Workshops : 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m., or just pick-up between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Registration required; $45 per kit. 10 a.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
Ossining: Walking Tour of Historic Sparta Neighborhood, Ossining. The tour is free, but participation is limited to 20 people. For a reservation, contact email@example.com. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Jug Tavern, 74 Revolutionary Rd., (914) 945-0674.
Chappaqua: 11th Castles of New Castle House Tour. All five homes are filled with the unusual, the charming, and the striking furnishings. Buffet luncheon at Crabtree’s Kittle House for $25. Information: www.newcastlehs.org or call Betsy Towl at (914) 238-4666. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $75 nonmembers. Horace Greeley House, 100 King St.
Bronx: Breaking Ground: A Talk on Ellen Shipman. “The Dean of Women Landscape Architects” spent her youth on frontier outposts before her family moved East. After marrying Louis Shipman, she moved to the Cornish Art Colony and began creating Colonial Revival gardens. By 1920, Shipman established a thriving practice in NYC. Notable projects are Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans, and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham. Includes a visit to NYBG’s Ladies’ Border, designed by Shipman in the 1930s. 10 a.m.-noon. $20. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., 800-322-6924.
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.
Yorktown Heights: Ecological Gardening. Come join Doug DeCandia, Food Growing Project Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, for this workshop on how to set up an ecologically responsible backyard vegetable garden. Topics will include pest management, composting practices, harvesting and pruning techniques. Registration required; $20 per person, $5 for children ages 8-12. 10 a.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., (914) 962-2368.
Greenwich: Getting the Most out of your Vegetable Garden. Location: 668 Lake Ave. 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 Street, (203) 869-9242.
Valhalla: Great Native Plants in Containers. Kim Eierman shares the best choices of native plants to use successfully in containers, how to plant them properly, and keep them healthy for many years to come. Native container gardening is the new frontier — beautiful and eco-beneficial. 10 p.m. Westchester Community College – Classroom Building, 75 Grasslands Rd.
Bronx: Breaking Ground: A Talk on Beatrix Farrand. The only female founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Farrand was born in NYC. She received estate commissions and developed an elegant style with rich architectural detail. Farrand completed more than 110 gardens, including projects for the White House & The Morgan Library, but notable surviving works are Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.; the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine; and the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at NYBG. Includes a visit to the Rose Garden. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $20. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., 800-322-6924.
Mount Vernon: A tree grows at St. Paul’s. 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 our website www.gecgreenwich.org 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ticket prices are available on our website. 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.