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Past Programs

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

Recent programs have included:

April 2024: Hypertufa Troughs

Sandy Schaller - Wave Hill Staff Gardener

March 2024: Cretan Travelogue:  Lessons from Crete for Rain-Shadow Gardeners

Paul Spriggs - Co-author of The Crevice Garden

February 2024: Growing Rare Flower Bulbs: Cultivating Rare and Unusual Bulbs in the Rock Garden and Beyond
Mark Akimoff -  Owner, Illahe Rare Plants

January 2024 Gardening on Rock

Anne Spiegel2011 winner of the prestigious Linc and Timmy Foster Millstream Garden Award from NARGS

December 2023:  Heronswood Garden: A New Chapter

Rizaniño ‘Riz' Reyes Assistant Director, Heronswood Garden


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 2023 Untermyer Gardens: From The Field

Andrew Schuyler - Assistant Head Gardener, Untermyer Gardens


March 2023:  Native 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 2023 Crevice Gardens in the East: Plants and Practices

Kenton Seth - Author of "The Crevice Gardener"


December 2022 Alpine 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


September 2022Propagation for Everyone

Gelene Scarborough - Gardener at Wave Hill

April 2022 A 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 2021 The Grass is Singing: Rediscovering the Magic of Alpine Plants

Non Morris - Garden Writer and Designer

October 2021:  Pot 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 2021 The 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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