Special Events at the Garden

Bus Trip to Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Bus leaves the Garden at 8:00am, and returns approximately 6:00pm

Fee: $90 for members, $110 for non-members or guests
. Fee includes both guided tours and the cost of the bus.

Come with us to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and enjoy a Seasonal Highlights Guided Tour that will include the famous Cranford Rose Garden, one of the country’s finest rose gardens, featuring nearly 1,200 species and varieties. Explore the many specialty gardens within this 52-acre natural wonder, including the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the cottage-style Shakespeare Garden, and the Alice Recknagel Ireys Fragrance Garden.

The one and a half hour tour begins at 10:00 a.m, after which we will be on our own for lunch at the Garden’s outdoor Terrace Café (its menu can be found on the Internet). Or, you may wish to have lunch indoors at the Yellow Magnolia Café for which reservations are required (718-307-7136). Its menu is also on line.

At 1:45 p.m, we will head for the Brooklyn Museum (a walk across the parking lot) for a one-hour guided tour of the Museum Highlights, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Of course, if you prefer to tour the Museum on your own, and perhaps visit one of its special exhibits, that is certainly an option. Many of us do not get to visit this wonderful Museum very often, and I hope this offers you the chance to explore it.

Please register quickly as the trips fill up fast.

» Download the itinerary and registration form (PDF)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Steinhardt Conservatory
The Town of North Hempstead Presents

Tuesday Night Concerts at Clark Botanic Garden 2019!

Concerts begin at 7:00 pm
Free Admission; Bring a chair/blanket, tour the beautiful garden, bring a picnic supper and sit back!

Call 516-869-6311 for further information.

JULY 9 – rain date Wednesday, July 10


Dedicated to celebrating the sound and many hits of Phil Collins. When you recognize the music you will want to join in.

July 16, North Shore Pops Concert Band

JULY 16 – rain date Thursday, July 18

North Shore Pops Concert Band

Long Island's Favorite Concert Band! Performing Broadway's best and classical favorites, everyone loves the Pops!

JULY 23 – rain date Thursday, July 25


Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents Cinderella

The most classic of all fairy tales springs into life in this fast paced musical production.

JULY 30 – rain date Thursday, August 1

Folk Night in the Garden with David Sear followed by Gathering Time

David Sear will present a tribute to the legendary Pete Seeger in a centennial birthday tribute. Pete Seeger was a mentor and good friend of David.

Gathering Time is a popular, high energy fold-rock 3 piece harmony group. They feature the classics of the great folk music from the 60s and 70s.

AUGUST 6 – rain date Thursday, August 8


An eight piece band presenting favorite hits of the 80s and beyond. Don't miss this fun filled evening in the garden.

July 9, PseudoSsudio; Dedicated to celebrating the sound and many hits of Phil Collins

July 23, Plaza theater Productions; Cinderella

David Sear, July 30

Gathering Time, July 30

August 6, Decadia; favorites from 80s and beyond
Anniversary Garden Gala save-the-date


50th Anniversary Garden Gala

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Tickets: $100 per guest; Tables $1,000 seats ten

You are invited to the Clark Botanic Garden 50th Anniversary Garden Gala, on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 6 PM under a tent on the concert lawn.

The evening will feature hot and cold passed hors d’œuvres, wine and beer, and a full hot and cold buffet dinner followed by dessert and coffee.

  • Dance and enjoy the nostalgic music of the period with the Just Sixties band.
  • Hear Poet Laureate of Nassau County, Linda Opyr, deliver her original poem in commemoration of the garden’s anniversary.
  • Stroll to the newly dedicated Louisa Clark Spencer Moonlight Garden outside the library.
Commemorative Journals as well as limited numbered editions of the poem will be given to guests. Raffles for gifts from our sponsors will be available.

» Clark Botanic 50th Anniversary Gala flyer (PDF)

Support the Garden

50th Anniversary 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 Garden 50th Anniversary Fund. The garden's success is directly dependent on your generosity.

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