Special Events at the Garden

Yoga for Gardeners

Sponsored by The Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc.

Instructor – Susan Weston-Bonnici, MA, RYT

Tuesday afternoons; 1 pm – 2:15 pm
8 weekly sessions beginning in March; March 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and May 7

Garden Members: $80, Non-members: $95

  • Increase flexibility, strength and balance.
  • Release tension and stress.
  • Enjoy deep relaxation.

All welcome – no prior yoga experience necessary.

To register call Maria Morgan, 516.484.8603.

The Poets Celebrate Clark Garden’s 50th!

Linda Opyr – Nassau County Poet Laureate 2011-13

“Fireside Chat” – Sunday, March 24th at 1 pm

Fee: $12 for Members; $15 for Non-Members. Refreshments served.

Linda Opyr, Nassau County Poet Laureate 2011-13, is the author of seven collections of poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, journals, magazines and newspapers, including The Hudson Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The Atlanta Review, The Paterson Literary Review, and The New York Times. In 2018 her poems appeared in journals in Ireland, the UK and the United States.

Once again, Linda has reached out to the poetry community and its friends to join her in another poetry reading at Clark, asking them to focus on gardens and/or Nature in honor of Clark Botanic Garden’s 50th Anniversary. Her programs at Clark in the past five years, in anticipation of National Poetry Month in April, have filled the room to capacity. Those who attended were amazed at the hidden talents of some of our “neighbors.” 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 wonderful afternoon. You might be surprised when your neighbor stands up and reads the poem he or she created.

Call Maria Morgan at 516.484.8603 to register, or download the registration form to mail in.

» Download the registration form (PDF)

Linda Opyr — Nassau County Poet Laureate 2011-13

The Auxiliary Presents the 50th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Click on banner to download the 50th Annual Spring Plant Sale flyer

» Download the 50th Annual Spring Plant Sale Flower (PDF)

Bus Trip to Broolyn 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
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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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 “Pruning in Winter,” and “Looking for Spring in All the Wrong Places.”

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