Gardening, Spring and Thyme in the Country. It all begins again

Now that spring is here, gardeners can combine their love of plants, gardens, horticulture and garden tours with a get a way to Columbia County, NY. So many avid gardeners live here and share their expertise and plants.  You can learn a lot about gardening in one weekend.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Plant Sale this Saturday, May 2nd
  • Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School May Faire  from 11:30 to 3:30 games and activities for kids, puppet shows, student exhibits, artisan craft vendors, live music, and tasty treats and a plant sale
  • The Hudson Farmers Market opens this weekend with many vendors selling plants
  • The Ramp Fest at the Basilica has everything to do with gardening and it is this weekend in Hudson,The Ramp Fest
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Steepletop” House and Garden Tours start Memorial Day weekend  436 East Hill Rd, Austerlitz 518-392-EDNA (3362)

  • Garden Conservancy Open Days, Plus Guest Lectures and Plant Sales: in Columbia County, New York, is for public tours on four Saturdays in 2015, from 10-4 PM: May 9, June 6, August 15, and September 19. $7 per adult suggested donation benefits the Garden Conservancy; no ticket or reservations required for visit; pay at the door. An 11 AM lecture by a guest expert is held down the road at a local church each of those days, too (see below), and often an afternoon workshop.
  • Only 45 min away   There is something for everyone at the Berkshire Botanical Garden.  Click this link Berkshire Botanical Garden for a list of scheduled events classes, and exhibits.  To call the garden at 413.298.3926.