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 30th-Composting • May 28th-Pruning • June 25th-Dividing Perennials • July 30th-Native Plants • August 27th-Invasive Species • September 24th Spring Bulbs • October 29th-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.
Composting- This quick session covers composting basics and tips on how to get started with home composting.
Pruning- Learn about how and when to prune and the tools needed to keep trees and shrubs healthy and attractive.
Dividing Perennials- It’s time to divide perennial plants when they decrease in bloom or overgrow their space. This brief primer shows how and when to do it.
Native Plants- Get advice on using native plants to increase the diversity of your garden.
Invasive Species- This brief talk covers NY state prohibited plants and how to manage invasive plants in your garden.
Spring Bulbs- Discover how to plant this fall and care for the best spring flowering bulbs for Rockland County.
Winter Sowing- Learn how to start hardy seed outdoors easily in mini greenhouses made from recycled plastic bottles.
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CCE Rockland Education Center
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, New York 10980