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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.

JUNE

Garden Fair
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.

JULY

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.

AUGUST

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.

SEPTEMBER

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.