Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County’s Master Gardener Volunteers for a tour of the Demonstration Gardens and a brief lecture on seasonally-relevant topics. Tours are the last Sunday of every month from April through October and include information about the ever-changing display of plants native to our region: perennials, ornamental grasses, annuals, herbs, ferns and more. Also come explore our fenced vegetable and perennial gardens.
The combined tour and mini-lecture on the last Sunday of the month is approximately 1.5 hours long and starts at 1PM rain or shine.
April 29th- Pruning • May 27th- Composting • June 24th- Fall Vegetables • July 29th- Herbs • August 26th- Native Plants • September 30th Spring Bulbs • October 28th-Winter Sowing
Master Gardener Volunteers of CCE-RC plan and maintain the Demonstration Gardens, trying out new and different plants to determine their suitability for our area. Many of the plants are selected for drought tolerance or deer resistance. Others are chosen for size, blooming time and winter interest. Maintenance follows Cornell’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM encourages the minimal use of toxic pesticides. Demonstration gardens at CCE-RC include the Cutting Garden, Fern Garden, Herb Garden, Hillside Garden, Native Plant Garden, Ornamental Grass Garden, Ralph Snodsmith Perennial Garden, Rain Garden and IPM Fenced-In Demonstration Gardens.
Pruning – A brief primer on how and when to prune and the tools needed to keep trees and shrubs healthy and attractive.
Composting – This mini session covers composting basics and tips on how to get started with home composting.
Fall Vegetables – Keep your vegetable garden producing through to frost by a late summer planting of fall vegetables.
Herbs – Learn fun facts as well as the practical aspects of growing herbs, to spice up your life.
Native Plants – Discover beautiful native plants to increase the diversity of your landscape.
Spring Bulbs – Fall is the time to plant spring flowering bulbs. Learn about the best bulbs for Rockland County and how to plant and care for them.
Winter Sowing – Learn how to start hardy seeds outdoors easily in mini greenhouses made from recycled plastic bottles.
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Free to Attend
CCE Rockland Education Center
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, New York 10980