Special Events at the Garden

Heads-up …

Look forward to Art in the Garden, where visitors will have the opportunity to purchase original floral oil paintings left to the FDCMG in the estate of Walter Wientge, a local resident and long-time benefactor. Some of these paintings are currently available for sale in The Shop, along with many bird ceramic figurines and plates. Many more will likely be offered next year in our Attic Treasures. Also currently on loan to Town of North Hempstead is a display of many other bird figurines in the Education Room. First date for Art in the Garden is Sunday, July 25, 2021, when we will also host the first of our Sunday Strolls in the Garden, with Dr. Jonathan Lehrer, who will speak on ‘The Trees of Clark Garden’. Preregistration for this event is required. Check clarkbotanic.org for details.

Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc. Invites you to join us for Sunday Strolls in the Garden

The Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc.
Invites you to join us for

Sunday Strolls in the Garden

Join us at Clark Botanic Garden on various Sundays, from 1 PM to 3 PM for a guided walk by a noted horticulturist on topics to be explored in the garden itself. The fee is $10 per person for each walk.

July 25: The Trees of Clark Botanic Garden
The specimen trees and shrubs at Clark Botanic Garden give the property the green beauty and serenity which visitors admire. Some may date from the days of Fanny Dwight and Grenville Clark or the days of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Stroll the paths with noted horticulturist, Dr. Jonathan Lehrer, Chair at Farmingdale State College, Department of Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design.

August 15: Amazing Annuals
Annuals provide spectacular pops of interest and color in any garden. Join Bonnie Klein, TNH Horticulturist, as she highlights the many beautiful annuals used in the beds and borders, with an emphasis on the AAS selections.

September 12: All About the Birds and the Bees
Join FDCMG nature educator Glenn Aldridge as he leads you around the garden, opening your eyes to the wonders of nature, much as he does with the many school groups he has hosted over the years.

October 3: Honey and Hives
Our new beekeeper, Don Peterson of 3Bees Apiary, will talk about the honeybee hives in the garden. You will learn about the amazing life cycle of these bees, their importance in our world and how our famous honey is harvested. Honey from the hives will be available for purchase.

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Open Gardens

The Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc. invites you to showcase your garden.

Are you proud of the beauty of your home garden? Would you be willing to open your property to a limited number of FDCMG members for a tour? Modeled after the Garden Conservancy’s popular Open Days, guests would pre-register and be given a map of the gardens open for the day. You have no obligation other than to permit access to your property for a limited number of hours to only those who have registered in advance. Guests would be required to wear masks and safely distance while in your garden. Guests will be advised of these regulations and would be made aware that no refreshments or restrooms will be available at any site. You have the choice to be outdoors to welcome visitors or not.

Please email Roellyn Armstrong at roellyna@yahoo.com to indicate your willingness to host. I will prepare a map of gardens for visitors who have registered. Expected hours of visits will be between 11 AM and 3 PM on a Saturday during the summer or early fall. If there are too many gardens or if the gardens are too distant from one another we might schedule two or more days.

The Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc. Auxiliary Presents Our Fall Harvest and Plant Sale, Friday & Saturday, October 8th and 9th, 2021!
Support the Garden

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, Inc. shares her insight about “Annuals that Perennially Reappear in Your Garden” and “Confessions of a Determined Plant Hunter.”

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