Rescheduled for Saturday, May 15!
Every season brings beautiful changes to the Preserve’s landscape, and, in Springtime, we celebrate the return of longer days, warmer temperatures – and budding trees, shrubs, and perennial plants. While these blooms occur naturally, we have much work to do to plant colorful annuals, organic vegetables and herbs, and plants to attract butterflies, honeybees, and other pollinators.
At the Spring Celebration, visitors of all ages are invited to help with these plantings in the Phil Dejana Learning Center Outdoor Classroom! Enriching seed projects will also be available for families to enjoy on site or take home. Pollinator-friendly plants and garden-related gift items will be on display at our special Plant & Gift Sale. And our plush woodland animals will be celebrating Spring in a new display!
A Spring Treasure Hunt will bring families to locations across the Preserve in search of the season’s blossoms and much more.
For vegetable gardeners: our Organic Vegetable Garden near Hempstead House is off to a great start, and Conservancy staff will be at the garden to give informal tours and answer your questions.
The Apiary is abuzz with Spring activity, and beekeeper Jean-Marie Posner will conduct an informal workshop, open to visitors.
Discover the rewarding fun of cultivating plants for food and flowers here at the Preserve and at home.
Conservancy Members: $15 per car
Non-Members: $25 per car
Pay at the Gatehouse; includes parking.
- New Date!
May 15, 2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Check at Gate House
Directions from NYC: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a left and go under the Long Island Expressway heading north. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.
Directions from points east: Long Island Expressway to exit 36 (Searingtown Road/Port Washington). At the light, make a right onto Searingtown Road. Take Searingtown Road north, it will change into Port Washington Boulevard and then into Middle Neck Road. The Preserve will be on the right.