Garden Fun


See below upcoming garden related events in the local area and throughout the state and beyond.

Please allow yourself to enjoy your garden, a new garden, a public garden, garden tour or a special nature event just take time this season to beautify and green your private spaces and spend quality time in nature !  Enjoy.

Spending time in nature has a way of nurturing the soul.  Katrina Mayer

Longwood Gardens Events
Now thru October 28 — Fountain Performances 11:15 & 3:15
In our Main Fountain Garden Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music to soaring as high as 175 feet
Now thru October 27 – Illuminated Fountain Performances
Illuminated Fountain Performances offer a spectacle unlike any other. Find a place to sit—or stand back in awe—as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combines with music and infinite colors. Before or after the 30-minute show, stroll through the five-acre garden for a nighttime experience evoking old world charm.
Now thru October 27 – Live Music in Beer Garden 5-8
In Beer Garden on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
Now thru November 18 – Autumn Splendor
October 4-27 – Asian-inspired lanterns adorn Conservatory
October 25 thru November 18 – Chrysanthemum Festival
Largest display of exhibition chrysanthemums in U.S with more than 17,000 chrysanthemums trained into giant orbs, spirals, pagodas, columns, and more unique forms—including a traditional fan shape making its debut this year.In late October, the unveiling of the Thousand Bloom Mum—a single plant bearing more than 1,000 perfect blooms on one stem.
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd
Kennett Square

Perennial Plant Conference

The conference will be held at
Scott Arboretum on Friday,
October 19, 2018.
For more information see the Perennial Plant Conference website

The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum Events
October 21 American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic 2:30-4
Historian Victoria Johnson’s ground-breaking book, American Eden, is biography of David Hosack, a pioneering physician and botanist. One goal drove Hosack above all others: to build the Republic’s first botanical garden. Despite innumerable obstacles and near-constant resistance, Hosack triumphed when, by 1810, his Elgin Botanic Garden at last crowned 20 acres of Manhattan farmland. It is now buried under Rockefeller Center. Book signing follows. Fee.
The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Avenue
Morris Township (across from the County Library)
973-326-7603 or or

The New York Botanical Garden Events
Now thru October 28 – Exhibition: Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i
Focus on O’Keefe’s immersion in Hawaiian Islands in 1939. Lush flower show in Enid A. Haupt Conservatory evokes gardens and landscapes that inspired her plus the story of the flora and unique ecology of Hawai‘i. Curated by art historian Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., Deputy Dir. of Art and Programs at Honolulu Museum of Art. See 20 of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawai‘i—and paintings not seen together in New York since 1940. Events, programs, demonstrations, film series, symposium, lecture. Fee.
Now thru October 31 – SPOOKY PUMPKIN GARDEN 10-6
Kids can explore 100 larger-than-life scarecrows set among nearly 1,000 rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds; pot up a spooky black coleus to take home; put on a haunting show with insect, owl, and scarecrow puppets; investigate mysterious Victorian playhouse to learn about bats. Weekends: pumpkin carving demonstrations and live presentations featuring giant bats and reptiles. Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
October 26, 27 – Aloha Nights 6:30-10:30
Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i after-hours viewing in Conservatory and Art Gallery as centerpiece. Gather around fire pits to enjoy live music, dance, and storytelling honoring Pele, Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes.
October – Honey and Harvest Weekend 10-6 & HARVEST WEEKEND
Learn about bees and honey with live hive viewing, sample honey and honey comb, and take home recipes with cooking demonstrations. Edible Academy

October 13 – Giving Voice to the Land “We gave the landscape voice… and turned the museum toward the land,” says Reed Hilderbrand Principal Beka Sturges, ASLA, LEED AP, who has led many high-profile projects—each a powerful spatial demonstration of cultural and environmental value of landscapes. Sturges teaches landscape studio at Connecticut College. November 5 – Thomas Woltz For 20 years, Thomas Woltz, FASLA, CLARB, NZILA, has practiced landscape architecture at intersection of art, ecology and culture. As owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW), he has led design of public parks across North America, Australia and New Zealand, each demonstrating NBW’s commitment to extensive site research, community collaboration, native ecologies, and site history. In 2013 he was named Design Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal Magazine and serves on the Board of Directors for The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture Foundation. Fee.
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road
New York
718.817.8700 or

Delaware Nature Society
Family Canoe Trip  Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Come take the last paddling adventure of the season, enjoy amazing wildlife and vegetation of this beautiful freshwater tidal marsh and river ride.

Visit Delaware Nature Society for registration and fee information


For the complete listing of Delaware Garden Club Events in 2018, please visit the official website for Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs.

Delaware Garden Club Events 


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