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Past Programs

Our monthly programs feature a wide variety of topics and speakers.  Recent programs include:


January 2022 (via Zoom):

Gardens Inspired by Gertrude Jekyll and the Cottage Garden Style

Mariel Tribby.  Senior Horticulturist, Missouri Botanical Garden


December 2021 (via Zoom): 

The Grass Is Singing: Rediscovering the Magic of Alpine Plants

Non Morris.  Garden Writer and Designer


October 2021 (via Zoom): 

Pot Luck (gardening on a NYC penthouse terrace, featuring Abbie's special pots and containers)

Abbie Zabar.  Writer, Artist and Designer


September 2021 (via Zoom):  

How Plants Got Their Stripes -- The Science of Variegated and Patterned Leaves

Joseph Tychonievich.  Horticulturalist, Author and Editor of The Rock Garden Quarterly


April 2021 (via Zoom):

Pollinator Ecology

Rebecca McMackin.  Director of Horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park


March 2021 (via Zoom):

Botanizing in the Himalaya – Yunnan, Shangri-La and The Borderlands of Tibet

Matt Mattus.  Horticulturalist, Plantsman, Gardener and Author


February 2021 (via Zoom):

The Evolution of My Garden – From Old Garden to New

Elisabeth Zander.  President of North American Rock Garden Society


January 2021 (via Zoom): 

The Alpine Collection at Denver Botanic Gardens

Mike Kintgen.  Curator of Alpine Collections, Denver Botanic Gardens


February 2020:

Tales from the Primrose Path

Elizabeth Lawson.  Writer, Naturalist and Gardener


January 2020:

Troughs:  Gardening in the Smallest Landscape

Lori Chips.  Author and Alpine Manage at Oliver Nurseries


December 2019: 

Present Moment Past:  The Irish Hunger Memorial

Richard Faraino,  Horticulturalist, The Irish Hunger Memorial


April 2019:

The Best Alpines of my Life

Ger van den Beuken.  Netherlands Horticulturalist and Nurseryman


Recent Tours have included:

June 2021  Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

May 2021  Several private gardens in Fresh Meadows and Little Neck, Queens

May 2019  Several private gardens and a community garden in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

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