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About Clark Botanic Garden

Founded in 1969, Clark Botanic Garden is a 12-acre living museum and educational facility. We are dedicated to understanding and appreciating the world's plant life through horticulture, education and research. Collections at the garden include native spring wildflowers, conifers, roses, perennials, daylilies, wetland plants, rock garden plants, herbs, butterfly plants, medicinal plants and over a dozen collections of particular plant families.

Clark Botanic Garden also has a wonderful gift shop. The Shop in the Garden has many new and beautiful items available, and it is open during all of the garden's programs. Members of the Garden receive a 10% discount in the Shop.

Daylily Society AwardClark Botanic Garden is proud to be listed as an official Daylily Garden by the American Hemerocallis Society. An AHS Display Garden is established to display the very best daylily cultivars to the general public. Its purpose is to educate the visitor about modern daylilies and how they can be used beautifully and effectively in landscapes. There are only about 325 official Daylily Gardens in the United States. Please visit ours!

Mission Statement

Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded to support, enhance and preserve Clark Botanic Garden as a serene, tranquil oasis for all to enjoy. We develop and present educational programs for both adults and children, to better appreciate the natural world. All funds raised and donated to the Foundation are used for these purposes. These 12 acres were bequeathed by Grenville Clark in memory of his wife Fanny to remain a sanctuary for birds, plants and visitors. Louisa Clark Spencer, daughter of Grenville and Fanny, is an active member of the Board.

What's in A Name …
It seems that we have been mixing our references to Clark Botanic Garden, causing confusion among our many garden members. To be accurate, membership in The Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Incorporated, means that you are supporting the ongoing financial support of the Clark Botanic Garden, through the FDCMG, Inc. So, the corporation is an entity established as a not-for-profit to raise funds for the purpose of preserving and protecting the garden. Clark Botanic is the physical space of the garden that is owned, operated and maintained by the Town of North Hempstead. Both FDCMG, Inc. and TNH are collaborative partners in an historical Conservation Easement to protect the space in perpetuity.

The auxiliary, which was once correctly identified as Clark Botanic Garden Auxiliary, is, today, more correctly identified as the Auxiliary of the Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc. So, while our shorthand reference may be Clark Garden, there are distinctions. We will no longer host a Facebook page for Clark Garden—visitors will have to go to the page maintained by the Town. But we will continue to identify our website as clarkbotanic.org.

In the future, all our upcoming events will be posted on our website and sent via email to all members of FDCMG, Inc. There will be one last mailing with upcoming activities for this year, and then we will inaugurate e-blasts.

Support the Garden by becoming a member of Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc.

Annual Fund Drive

Clark Botanic Garden needs your support.

Please help us maintain our programs and preserve the Clark legacy as a thriving botanic garden by contributing to the Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc. Annual Fund. The garden's success is directly dependent on your generosity.

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Ask the Clark Gardener

Each month one our expert gardener shares insight, motivation and inspiration about gardening. This month, Roellyn Armstrong, Chairperson, FDCMG, shares her insight about “The Eternal Promise of Spring,” and “An Unwanted Gift of This Winter’s Snowfall.”

Please send your gardening questions, comments or stories to the Clark Gardener.