2008 Programs at the Mountain Top Arboretum
All programs are free unless noted otherswise.
Some events are weather dependent, so call ahead in case of heavy rain.
Saturday, June 14, 10 AM-3 PM
A day-long event featuring select hardy trees, shrubs, herbs, hardy perennials
and native plants for sale, plus advice from Master Gardeners. Lunch and
delicious refreshments available. Come meet your fellow gardeners and
neighbors. Free Admission to Fair.\
The Gilboa Tree: A Breakthrough in Paleobotany
Saturday, June 28, 11 AM
Learn all about the exciting breakthrough discovery of a primitive fossil
tree from the Gilboa fossil forest with "The Catskill Geologist,"
Hartwick College Professor Robert Titus.
Designing Container Gardens
Saturday, July 12, 11 AM
Ray Rogers, expert plantsman and author of Coleus: Rainbow Foliage for
Containers and Gardens, will teach a mini-workshop in designing unique
container gardens. Ray will be signing his new book, and plants will be
available for purchase.
Damsels and Dragonflies.
Saturday, August 9, 1 PM
Audubon Society educator Larry Federman will explain about damselflies
and dragonflies, and then we'll go down to the pond to catch and release
these fascinating creatures. Nets provided!
Gorgeous Fall Flowers
Saturday, August 23, 11 AM
Robert Hyland, owner of Loomis Creek Nursery, and author of Borders for
Sun and Shade, will show us the latest trends in fabulous colorful perennials
for you autumn garden. Bob will bring a selection of plants to sell, too.
Hudson River Ramble Tour of the Arboretum
Sunday, September 14, 9:30 AM
Meet at the Arboretum parking lot for a tour of the Arboretum with Joan
Kutcher, the Executive Director. Enjoy the foliage, flowers and birds
of the Catskills during their most beautiful season.