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Garden Intelligence: Lectures, Workshops, Events

August 19, Columbia County
The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program
Tour Mansfield Garden in Hillsdale, as well as the garden of Margaret Roach in Copake Falls, where specialty growers Broken Arrow Nursery will be on site selling plants. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

August 20, Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site The Vanderbilt Garden Association interpreters will offer free tours of the formal gardens. Visitors can also stop by the 1875 Toolhouse to look at photographs of the gardens taken during and since the Vanderbilt era. 1-4 p.m.

August 31, Cornwall
Digging Dahlias The Berkshire Botanical Garden presents an off-site field study at Something to Crow About dahlia farm, where grower Amanda Chase will lead the group through her collection of 2500 plants (over 200 cultivars). 10 a.m.

Sept. 6, Rhinecliff
Morton Memorial Library The Sustainability Series presents “EcoBeneficial Gardening 101: Boosting the Ecosystem In Your Own Yard.” Kim Eierman will explain how design choices, plant selection, and maintenance practices can attract and support more birds, butterflies, pollinators and beneficial insects. 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 9, Stockbridge
Berkshire Botanical Garden Fall Hive Management: Join Mass. state beekeeper Ken Warchol for an in-depth program on fall hive management of honeybees. This lecture/demonstration will focus on how to prepare your beehives to survive the winter including hive preparation, feeding and pest control. 10 a.m.

Sept. 9 & 10, Washington
Hollister House Garden
As part of Garden Study Weekend, enjoy cocktails in the garden and the opportunity to shop the Rare and Unusual Plant Sale on Saturday evening, before it opens to the public on Sunday. 4–6 p.m. On Sunday, the sale runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. See website for list of vendors.

Sept. 10, Litchfield County
The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program
Tour Steep Acres in Roxbury, and three sites in Washington: the garden of Philip Gorrivan and Lisa Rossi Gorrivan, The Sumacs, and White Ash Farm. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Additionally, Hollister House Garden will be open and holding a rare plant sale as part of its Garden Symposium Weekend.

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