Educational Programs at the Garden

All Programs & Classes Canceled until further notice.

Winter/Early Spring 2020


To reserve your spot in any of these exciting programs, please complete the registration form and mail to the address provided, or come by and register in person, or contact Maria Morgan in the Education department: (516) 484.8603.

Please register even if there is no fee; this will help us to better serve you.

Be sure to visit the garden shop, featuring new and beautiful items, when attending the workshops.

Poetry At The Garden

“Fireside Chat” with Linda Opyr, Nassau County Poet Laureate 2011-13

Linda Opyr is the author of many collections of poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, journals, magazines and newspapers, including The Hudson Review, The Atlanta Review, The Patterson Literary Review, and The New York Times. Once again, Linda has reached out to the poetry community and its friends to join her in another poetry reading at Clark, and in anticipation of National Poetry Month in April. Her programs at Clark in the past have filled the room to capacity. Many of us who attended were amazed at the hidden talents of many of our “neighbors” that day – young and old. Perhaps, you would like to read one of your poems at this program, and of course, we welcome you. On the other hand, if you think you don’t “like poetry,” give it a chance and enjoy a surprising afternoon. You just might be surprised when your neighbor stands up and reads the poem he or she created.

» Download the registration form (PDF)

Program Information

Sunday, March 29th
1 PM

$10 for Members; $12 for Non-Members

Refreshments served.

Pre-registration is required for this program, call Maria Morgan at 516.484.8603.

Let’s Chat About Our Gardens

Let’s ward off the cold winter, chat about our gardens, and “dream” about upcoming Spring flowers. Share your garden experiences with your fellow gardeners, and learn with what plants and/or garden ideas others have had success or failure. Ideas and tips from other gardeners are invaluable. Bring in pictures of your garden, favorite plants, and any “problem” plants. Jim Newman, one of our resident horticulturists, will be on hand to answer your questions. This is an informal “chat session” in order for us to swap ideas about the world of plants. Join us for a fun afternoon when we will share some coffee, tea, cake, and gardening “stories.”

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Program Information

Wednesday, April 1st
1 PM

$10 for Members; $12 for Non-Members

Refreshments served.

Pre-registration is required for this program, call Maria Morgan at 516.484.8603.

Yoga at the Garden

Susan Weston-Bonnici

Increase your flexibility, strength and balance. Release tension and stress during the cold winter and enjoy deep relaxation. Explore the gentle movements of yoga, warm your muscles and joints, increase your range of motion, and prepare for all aspects of your “work” in the garden.

No prior yoga experience is necessary to reap many benefits, but those with yoga experience will enjoy a gentle, therapeutic practice.

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Program Information

8-weekly sessions:
March 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5

Tuesdays, 1 PM – 2:15 PM

Fee: $80 for Members, $95 for Non-Members

Pre-registration is required for this program, call Maria Morgan at 516.484.8603.

Support Our Garden

Annual Fund Drive

Clark Botanic Garden needs your help.

Please help us maintain our programs and preserve the Clark legacy as a thriving botanic garden by contributing to the Clark Botanic 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, MG, shares her insight about “Invasion of the Alien Species,” and “Resist the Alien Species; Alternatives for our Landscapes.”

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