Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tea in the Garden with Ulster County's Master Gardeners and Tour of Xeriscape Gardens

Changed to: Sunday August 22nd 2009
Tour Award Winning Gardens with Ulster County Master Gardeners

How about a leisurely summer afternoon stroll through a beautiful award winning Xeriscape Garden? Take in the sights of a spectacularly lush and colorful garden that features flourishing perennial herbs, robust shrubs and captivating flowers.

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Master Gardeners at the Jacob A. Hasbrouck Building on the SUNY Ulster Campus in Stone Ridge on Sunday, August 22 at 2:30pm for a guided tour.

Master Gardeners will explain the principles of drought resistant garden design and planting techniques which help to create this incredible gardening spectacle.

Tea and a guided tour of Victoria Gardens in Rosendale will immediately follow the Xeriscape tour. The cost of the tour, talk and tea is $15 per person. All participants will receive a comprehensive list of water-wise plants to help them start their very own Xeriscape Garden. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Wednesday, August 19. A rain date is set for Sunday, August 23.

The Xeriscape Garden is an interactive teaching tool in the selection of heat tolerant, water-wise plants, integrated pest management and alternative landscaping techniques.

For more information or to pre-register call Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990. A registration form can also be downloaded online at
under the Master Gardener section, simply click on Tea in the Garden for a printable registration form.

Quilt Show at Victoria Gardens

Quilt Show and Rosendale Garden and Studio Tour September 12th, 2009.

The day begins at 10 am at Victoria Gardens, located on the corner of Cottekill Road and Rt. 213 in Rosendale, where Friendly Neighbors will hang their 2nd Annual Quilts in the Garden Show as a “foodraiser” for the local food pantries. The garden shop is a magical setting for this show. Weather allowing, the hundreds of quilts are displayed inside and out from every level. Admission to the show is a canned food donation.
After viewing the quilt show, you can then buy a $20 ticket to the Rosendale Garden and Studio Tour. Proceeds from the tour will benefit Women’s Studio Workshop and community projects through the Rosendale Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact Victoria Gardens (845-658-9007) or visit their website at , ,

Photographs by Bonni Leu Banyard 2008