Category Archives: Family Event

Plant Sale Sells Out!

Our annual pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale and Garden Fair was Saturday, May 13. Members arrived at Greenburgh Nature Center on Friday morning to set up. Perennial plants were carefully arranged on tables and benches by growing condition: sun, shade, or both. All native plants were marked.

In the greenhouse, our growers arranged and priced the annuals they’d lovingly tended all winter.

The buyers arrived promptly at 9 a.m. Saturday, as advertised.

They bought by the wheelbarrow-full.

Happy to tote their purchases to their cars.

They bought by the boxful.

Plants, of course, were for sale, and bespoke Garden Club of Irvington aprons and Garden Journals, too, featuring original photography and botanical art by our members.

Should coleus be planted inside or outdoors? What about on a sunny windowsill. At our plant sales, customers always get expert garden advice from members including Renee Shamosh, club co-president (left) and Dori Ruff, greenhouse chair (right).

Customers brought their children.

Who helped them choose native and shade-loving perennials outdoors and colorful annuals from the greenhouse.

Some kids painted a special pot for their lucky Mom.

The cashiers carefully rang up the purchases.

The Greenburgh Nature Center staff was incredibly gracious and helpful.

And just like that… the whole greenhouse was empty. And so were the tables and benches that had displayed so many beautiful perennials.

We’re already planning what went fastest and what to grow for next year. Remember, be here the day before Mother’s Day at 9 a.m. sharp. In the meantime, keep visiting this site for news of our activities and public events, including illustrated talks by experts on conservation and horticulture designed to benefit you, your garden, and our communities.

Kudos to the committee, who handled all aspects of planning and setup—everything from ordering unusual native perennials to ensuring that credit-card processing would go smoothly. L-R: Deb Flock, Cena Hamptden, Alix Dunn (executive director of the Greenburgh Nature Center), Cathy Ludden, Anne Myers.


Filed under Family Event, GCA Events, Greenburgh Nature Center, Irvington Garden Club Events, Plant Sale

Mark Your Calendar — Garden Fair and Plant Sale May 13!

At Greenburgh Nature Center. Get there early for the best selection!

Be sure to visit Greenburgh Nature Center between 9 am and 1 pm on Saturday, May 13, the day before Mother’s Day, for our annual Plant Sale & Garden Fair. (We totally sold out last year in the pouring rain.)

What’s new this year?

• MORE perennial natives. MORE deer-resistant and shade perennials. MORE unusual, colorful annuals.

• Plus our usual helpful gardening advice by horticulture experts.

• Doors open an hour earlier.


• Most perennials aregrown in members’ gardens! Look at this beauty someone is gifting (or keeping for herself).

• While you make your selections, there’s the always-fun (and free) potting activity for kids in the Manor House.

• We also have beautiful Garden Journals for sale — with photographs and botanical art by our members.

• And we take credit cards.

Greenburgh Nature Center is located at 99 Dromore Road, just off Central Avenue in Scarsdale. Free parking and admission.



Filed under Conservation, Family Event, Greenburgh Nature Center, Horticulture, Irvington Garden Club Events

Love Your Park on May 6

Bring your garden tools and join us!

Saturday, May 6, is “I Love My Park Day” all across New York State.

All concerned citizens and invited to join us in Hastings! You’ll work with with members of the Garden Club of Irvington and Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct to:

• Pick up trash on the Aqueduct.

• Remove invasive plants like mugwort and tree-strangling vines.

• Plant native shrubs.

It’s a family program co-sponsored by Parks and Trails New York and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

When: 10 am – 1 pm on May 6, rain or shine

Where: The Hastings-on-Hudson section of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail at the corner of Broadway and Chauncey Lane, next to the Hastings Pollinator Pathway
Five Corners Pollinator Garden. Please park across Broadway in the Foodtown lot, which has given us special permission.

Bring: Work gloves and, if you have them, a weeder, spade and shovel. Plus your own snacks and a filled reusable water bottle (and help say NO to more plastic).

You’ll Get:  Expert instruction on how to identify and get rid of invasive plants and tree-strangling vines, lots of satisfaction, and a great “I Love My Park Day” T-shirt!

Sign Up! Go to: (and scroll down to Hastings-on-Hudson) to register.

We look forward to enjoying working alongside with you there!

Filed under Conservation, Family Event, Rivertowns Westchester NY