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Past Programs

Our monthly programs (September-April) feature a wide variety of topics and speakers. 

Recent programs have included:


November 2023The Chanticleer Gravel Garden

Lisa Roper, Horticulturist, Gravel Garden & Ruin, Chanticleer Garden

October 2023 (Tri-State Meeting at NYBG):

A Look at Some of Japan's Finest Alpine and Woodland Plants and Branklyn Garden

Jim Jermyn

September 2023The Folly Tree Arboretum

Tucker Marder, Founder and Director, Folly Tree Arboretum

April 2023Untermyer Gardens: From The Field

Andrew Schuyler, Assistant Head Gardener, Untermyer Gardens


March 2023Native Plants for Small Spaces: Rock Gardens, Crevices and Troughs

Michael Hagen, Curator of the Rock Garden and Native Plant Garden, NYBG


February 2023Spring Alpines of the Spanish Aragonese Pyrenees

Todd Boland. Horticulturist, MUN Botanical Garden, St. John's, NL, Canada


January 2023Crevice Gardens in the East: Plants and Practices

Kenton Seth. Author of "The Crevice Gardener"


December 2022Alpine Flowers of the Swiss Bernese Oberland

Jennifer Kalb. Chapter Member


November 2022The Making of a Garden on a Hill

Chris Young. Author, Editor and Publisher

October 2022 (Tri-State Meeting at NYBG):

Bangsbo Tufa and Crevice Beds and Dutch Alpine Gardens

Kaj Andersen


September 2022Propagation for Everyone

Gelene Scarborough. Gardener at Wave Hill

April 2022A New Way of Thinking About Gardens, Nature and Ourselves

James Golden. Federal Twist

February 2022Wildflowers and Natural Habitat on the Roof

Marni Majorelle. Alive Structures

January 2022:  Gardens Inspired by Gertrude Jekyll and the Cottage Garden Style

Mariel Tribby. Senior Horticulturist, Missouri Botanical Garden

December 2021The Grass is Singing: Rediscovering the Magic of Alpine Plants

Non Morris. Garden Writer and Designer

October 2021Pot Luck: Gardening With Containers

Abbie Zabar. Writer, Artist and Designer

September 2021How Plants Got Their Stripes: The Science of Variegated and

Patterned Leaves

Joseph Tychonievich. Horticulturist, Author, Editor of The Rock Garden Quarterly

May 2021The Highlands of Lesotho

Mike Bone. Associate Director of Horticulture and Curator of Steppe Collection, Denver Botanical Gardens

April 2021Pollinator Ecology

Rebecca McMackin. Director of Horticulture, Brooklyn Bridge Park


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