Educational Programs at the Garden

Winter 2019

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.

Holiday Greenery Workshop

STILL POPULAR AFTER 26 YEARS! Decorate your table and home for the holidays by learning techniques of arranging flowers, berries, nuts, and fresh greens from Clark Botanic Garden’s staff. Take home three beautiful holiday arrangements that you personally design with lovely and unusual trim and ribbons. Materials supplied. You will be surprised at how creative you can be. Come with a friend or friends and see how much fun you can have!

Please bring gloves, pruning shears, wire cutters, scissors, and your lunch. Consider also bringing your own favorite bowl or container for one of your arrangements.

» Download the registration form (PDF)

Program Information

Tuesday, December 10, or Wednesday, December 11
10 AM – 2 PM

$95 for Members; $110 for Non-Members

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

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Morning Walks with Bonnie and Jim

Join our two garden horticulturists, Bonnie Lynn Klein and Jim Newman, for a series of seasonal morning walking tours of Clark Botanic Garden.

Bonnie and Jim will help you discover the many seasonal changes in the garden, while sharing the various improvements made to the garden. You will learn about new plants that perform well on Long Island, in our collection of Gold Medal Plants.

Come celebrate the “jewel in the crown,” the horticultural gem of the Town of North Hempstead as we mark our 50th Anniversary as a public garden.

“In walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” —JOHN MUIR

Morning Walk schedule: October 3.
9:00 am Coffee and Snack; 9:30 am Tour Begins.
Fee: $10 members, $12 non-members for each walk.

Registration is required. Call Maria Morgan at (516) 484.8603 to register.

» Download the schedule and mail-in registration form (PDF)

June 2019 Celebration at Clark Botanic Garden

‘Everything Coming Up Roses’

Offered by Cathy Guzzardo, Master Rosarian, Master Gardener, Board Member FDCMG

Everything Coming Up Roses series sessions:

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 8 – 10 AM
    Garden Chores to Keep Your Roses Looking Good
    Short lecture followed by opportunity to do hands on ‘chores’ in the rose garden. Seasonal tips emphasized. Come with gloves and pruners.

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 15 – 10 AM
    Growing Roses in Containers
    Demonstration on what you need to know to be successful: types of containers, choice of roses, suitable rose companions for a container and care of your rose container. Demonstration container to be raffled off.

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 – 10 AM
    Reaching New Heights in the Rose Garden
    Learn how to choose the right rose for a support such as an arbor, trellis or pillar. Try your hand at securing a rose to an arbor. Tips on the care of a climbing rose will be discussed. Come with gloves and pruners.

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 29 – 10 AM
    Propagating Roses
    An opportunity to propagate our state flower, the rose. Take a walk in the garden to select your cutting. All supplies provided. Come with gloves and pruners.
    Fee: $15 members, $18 non-members. Class size limited to 12.

Pre-registration is required.

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

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