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Garden Intelligence: Lectures, Workshops, Events

May 27 – 29, Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion The Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association will hold its Memorial Day weekend plant sale, where hundreds of plants will be sold at reasonable prices, including a variety of perennial plant divisions from the Vanderbilt Formal Gardens. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the not-for-profit Association, which raises all funds to rehabilitate, plant and maintain the Formal Gardens. Rain or shine, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

June 3, Columbia County
The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program
Tour Versailles on Hudson, Hudson Hill, Texas Hill and Ketay Garden, as well as the garden of Peter Bevacqua and Stephen King, where Pondside Nursery will be on location. Check website for garden hours.

June 9 & 10, Cornwall
Books and Blooms The Cornwall Library’s annual benefit event will include the lecture “Kitchen Garden Design: The Art of Growing Food” by Ellen Ecker Ogden on Friday at 6 p.m., which will be followed by a cocktail reception and a silent auction. Tours of five gardens in Cornwall run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, as does the Library’s sale of new and out-of-print gardening books.

June 16 & 17, Columbia County
Spencertown Academy Arts Center The annual Hidden Gardens Tour will feature a lecture by columnist Ron Kujawski on vegetable gardening, a Garden Market on The Green, a workshop on hummingbird-friendly planters, and self-guided tours of six private gardens in Spencertown, Ghent and N. Hillsdale plus the gardens of Edna St. Vincent Millay at Steepletop in Austerlitz. Festivities kick off on Friday with the Twilight in the Garden Cocktail Party at “Falling Waters” in Spencertown.

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