March At Clark Botanic Garden


Clark_03415AThe following are March events at the Albertson-based Clark Botanic Gardens. The gardens are at 193 I.U. Willets Rd.

Sunday, March 15
Waterviews: Photography, Kayaking and Bird Watching
At 1 p.m., John Cardone presents a PowerPoint lecture from his book Waterviews: A Collection of Photographs, Thoughts and Experiences. Cardone’s photos are taken while kayaking the waterways of Long Island, and mostly the backwater areas less traveled by people and more inhabited by wildlife. Cardone will feature his waterscape and wildlife photographs, and provide general information about kayaks. Cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Refreshments served.

Sunday, March 22
New York, New York: Urban Gems
At 1 p.m., Pat Sommerstad will explore several New York garden favorites from a new perspective and discover new urban gems. The possibilities for surprise and delight are endless. Attendees will have a chance to win some of Sommerstad’s prizes. Comprehensive handouts will be filled with lots of new information. Cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Refreshments served.

Sunday, March 29
Poetry at The Garden
From 2011-’13, Linda Opyr was Nassau County Poet Laureate. She is the author of seven collections of poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, journals, magazines and newspapers, including The Hudson Review, The Atlanta Review, The Patterson Literary Review and The New York Times. On March 29 at 1 p.m., Opyr and her friends will join her in another poetry reading at Clark, one in anticipation of National Poetry Month in April. Those who attended previous readings were amazed at the hidden talents of many of the different types of readers. Attendees are welcome to come and read from their poetry. People are often surprised when a neighbor stands up and reads his or her poem.

Waking Up the Garden
Also on March 29, Jim Newman, a resident horticulturist at Clark, will get residents started on the new gardening season. He will show some of the highlights of what Clark Botanic Garden has to offer, as he demonstrates pruning techniques, division of plants and general garden care. The lecture is held outdoors, so dress accordingly and bring all of your gardening questions. Fee is $10. Registration is a must for all March programs. Contact Maria Morgan at 516-484-8603 or go to the website to download registration form at


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