Recently, a new roof was completed on the Clark House at Clark Botanic Garden. According to Town of North Hempstead officials, the $365,000 project is part of the five-year capital plan, a project that included repair work such as new shingles, new soffits and new gutters. The Clark House was built in the 1880s as a two-story farmhouse and stayed that way until 1923 when the Clark family took occupancy and converted the structure into a country estate. Throughout the year, the house holds photo exhibits, educational programs and other events for the public.
On Friday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Clark Botanic Garden will host Rose Day. The day will consist of a tour of the Rose Garden with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s master gardeners and the Town of North Hempstead’s horticulturist. Information about the roses and a list of sources where they can be found will be available as well as information about rose diseases. Solutions for gardening problems will also be discussed. For more information, call 311. The 12-acred Clark Botanic Garden is located at 193 I.U. Willets Rd., Albertson.