Past Workshops

Honey Harvesting

Saturday, September 3, 2022, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

With Chris Kelly of Promise Land Apiaries

DESCRIPTION:

Join us for a Honey Harvest workshop! Local Master Beekeeper Chris Kelly of Promise Land Apiaries will guide participants through the wonderful world of beekeeping and harvesting honey.

Bog Garden Workshop

Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

With Dennis Shrader and Kerry Ann McLean

DESCRIPTION:

Bogs are unique wet environments – part aquascape, part landscape; typically fed by precipitation; containing lots of decomposing vegetation but very nutrient poor; generally acidic – they can edge larger deeper waterforms like ponds and lakes or exist independently. Learn how to construct and plant a bog garden as we build our own here at the Landcraft Garden.  Hands-on and informative. Taught in English with Spanish translator.

Tillandsia Frames Social

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

With Kerry Ann McLean, LGF Horticulturist

DESCRIPTION:

Tillandsias are plants that in their native habitats cling to branches, barks, and rocks; they are remarkable plants adapted to thrive without soil. Landcraft Garden Foundation Horticulturist Kerry Ann McLean will demonstrate how to create and take care of a tillandsia frame while guests enjoy making their own frames and taking time to relax and socialize in the garden’s Ruins.

Flower and Foliage Arrangements with Lilee Fell

Saturday, July 30, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

With Lilee Fell

DESCRIPTION:

Create two different styles of arrangements with flowers and foliage that have been gathered from the Landcraft Garden, as well as other spectacular flowers. Renowned floral decorator Lilee Fell will demonstrate how to work with the movement of flowers, and help you create an arrangement that is an expression of yourself and your own style. Lilee travels to the Netherlands every year to see the newest trends in cut flowers and has studied with great floral designers from Belgium, France, Germany, and Spain. She is a third-generation member of The Garden Club of America, has created floral décor for The Royal Family and clients throughout the East End and the Caribbean, and is known for being conscious of her environmental footprint.

The Quiet Colors: Painting Silver and White Plants in Watercolor with Rebecca Allan

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

With Rebecca Allan

DESCRIPTION:

Gertrude Jekyll taught us to appreciate the luminosity and beauty of white flowers and leaf variegation, and at Landcraft, the white garden room is stunning. During this workshop, artist/horticulturist Rebecca Allan will demonstrate techniques for painting the subtle range of white and silvery tones of plants including Artemisia, Cosmos, Hydrangeas, and succulents in the garden. Introductory techniques for mixing and layering warm and cool tones, and drybrush will be demonstrated. Everyone will have reflective time to practice and stroll the gardens. Open to 15 participants regardless of experience, age 18 and up. Materials provided.  Please bring your own lunch. Rebecca Allan is a visual artist, and the founder of Painterly Gardens, a Bronx-based garden design firm. She is certified in sustainable garden design by New York Botanical Garden.

Local Entomology and Insect Collecting for Families

Thursday, July 7, 2022, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

With Jeff Petracca of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

DESCRIPTION:

80% of the world’s species are insects – inhabiting soil, plants, water, and air. We will explore insects in the Landcraft Garden with Jeff Petracca, Entomologist and Educator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He is a fantastic teacher for both children and adults of all ages. This entomology workshop includes exploration, instruction, and collecting in the garden; seated instruction in the West Terrace; break time with snacks; and finally photographing & documenting the specimens.

Watercolor Painting

Friday, June 24, 2022, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

With Wendy Prellwitz

DESCRIPTION:

Explore plein air painting in the garden with watercolor! We will take inspiration from the light, multitude of plant forms, and joy of color, as well as the garden environment.

To begin, we will cover some fundamental aspects of working with watercolor through demonstrations and exercises: characteristics of the paint itself, materials and tools, an intro to color mixing and manipulating wetness.

Afterwards we will choose places to work directly in the garden, beginning with several small quick studies, leading to more finished pieces as time allows, with individual attention to each participant’s process.

At day’s end, we will gather to review and share our work together.

Live Raptor Presentation

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10:30 am – Noon

With The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center

DESCRIPTION:

Meet four rehabilitated raptors from the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center. Our taloned guests will include a red-tailed hawk, a great horned owl, a peregrine falcon, a screech owl, a long-eared owl, and/or a turkey vulture. You will learn about each bird’s personal story, and the natural history of each species. After the hour-long presentation, participants will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with their favorite raptor.

Flower Mandalas – Summer Session

Friday, June 17, 2022, 8:30 am – 10:30 am

With Dennis Schrader and Kerry Ann McLean

DESCRIPTION:

Flower Mandalas are circular designs that symbolize life, the universe and our connections to both. They also represent the transient nature of everything. During this workshop, we will use flowers, found objects, petals, and other plant material to create Mandalas on the paths connecting the Rondels. Later in the day as visitors step through them, the Mandalas will scatter– revealing the ephemeral nature of things. The workshop will be led by Landcraft Garden Foundation co-founder Dennis Schrader and Horticulturist Kerry Ann McLean.

Turtle Rescue in the Garden

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

With Turtle Rescue Center of the Hamptons

DESCRIPTION:

Outreach Educator Erika Haberkorn from Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons in Jamesport will offer an informative presentation on the lawn at Landcraft Garden Foundation. She will discuss native terrestrial and aquatic turtle of Long Island, their habitats, and natural history. She will provide helpful tips on how to protect wild turtles from injury and suggest ways to enhance your backyard for long-term survival and reproduction of turtles. Erika will bring along two live turtles from rehabilitation and guests will have the opportunity to get a closer look at their anatomy. Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons has rehabilitated more than 1500 turtles who were injured or in need of medication. Families with children encouraged to attend.

Succulent Pizza Workshop

DATE: Saturday – March 26th
TIME: 10am – 12pm
PRESENTED BY: Devin Sullivan & Landcraft Environments

Workshop Description:
Design your own personal succulent pizza in Landcraft’s greenhouse!Learn about the original Landcraft concept from our very own Devin Sullivan as she leads you through the artistic process of designing low terracotta saucers planted with Echeverias, Sedums, Kalanchoes, Graptopetalums, and various other interesting succulents. Leave with your own personalized 8” Succulent Pizza, and the know how to care for them!

Winter Walk & Warm-up: Experience the Virtues of the Dormant Garden & A Greenhouse Stroll

DATE: Saturday – March 5th
TIME: 10am – 1pm
PRESENTED BY: Vincent A. Simeone – Horticulturalist /Lecturer / Garden Writer www.vincentsimeone.com

Workshop Description:
Winter is one of the most beautiful times of the year to appreciate the garden. Although plants lie dormant, interesting characteristics such as the growth habit, ornamental fruit, and bark interest become most evident. In addition, conifers and broadleaved evergreens can provide unique foliage texture and colors that illuminate the landscape. Vincent A. Simeone, Horticulturalist, lecturer and garden writer, will lead guests down the paths of a winter wonderland focusing on the process of selecting and designing with exceptional trees, shrubs and even a few native grasses. One of Simeone’s main goals is to inspire gardeners to utilize exceptional horticultural treasures such as winter fruiting plants; select broadleaved evergreens and conifers; deciduous trees offering striking bark textures and colors; and flowering shrubs that bloom on the fringes of the winter season. This “walkabout” will also offer important information on sound garden maintenance practices and a plant palette that will provide food and shelter for animals in winter. The gardens at Landcraft Foundation is the perfect setting for an intimate exploration of the virtues of a winter garden. Dormancy will break in time, but beforehand there is much to appreciate and benefit from. Once the charms of the February morning wear off and reality settles back into our bones, what a better way to warm up than with an informative, stimulating and yet nourishing walk through a greenhouse in full swing? Participants will experience the warmth and lively houses of Landcraft Environment’s nursery led by founder and owner Dennis Schrader.

Birding for Beginners II: Winter Residents at LGF

DATE:    Friday, December 10, 2021
TIME:    10:00am-11:30am
PRESENTED BY: Jennifer Murray- North Fork Birder and Naturalist
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
The winter garden is very much alive! Come see and hear just how much this land abounds with wildlife! After an enthusiastic response to our first birding offering – thank you! – we are excited to present an additional round with local birder Jennifer Murray. Participants will explore ornithology in the diverse botanical grounds of the Landcraft Garden Foundation. This 90-minute workshop builds birding skills from mnemonics to understanding bird behavior. Murray will help participants identify common backyard birds and our “winter residents.” We will also search for less common birds from Brown Creepers to Bald Eagles. Participants will be led through the grounds on an exploration using sight and sound, then invited to find a quiet spot in the gardens or native meadows to observe birds from the ground to the sky! Come join us for this educational and sensory experience. The workshop is open to 20 participants (12+). Binoculars are optional.

Tickets available HERE.

TICKET COST (for each session):  $25 member/$35 non-member
ENROLLMENT:  20 Max
AGE:  12+
WEATHER:  Rain date- Monday, December 13, 2021

WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY:  Refunds must be requested at least 7 days before event by e-mailing info@landcraftgardenfoundation.org .  Landcraft Garden Foundation Credit will be given for the full ticket price, minus any Eventbrite processing fees (if applicable).  Credit must be used within 1 year of event, and can be applied to future workshops, events, garden admission or gift shop purchases.

SPECIAL NOTES: Wear appropriate winter gear. Comfortable shoes. Please be prepared to silence all cellphones and adhere to instructor’s request for quiet when appropriate. Thank you!

Birding for Beginners: Observing Birds in the Garden with Jennifer Murray

DATE:    Friday, December 3, 2021
TIME:    10:00am-11:30am
PRESENTED BY: Jennifer Murray- North Fork Birder and Naturalist
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Participants will explore basic ornithology in the diverse botanical grounds of Landcraft Gardens. This 90-minute workshop builds birding skills from mnemonics to understanding bird behavior. Local birder Jennifer Murray will help participants identify common backyard birds and our “winter residents.” We will also search for less common birds from Brown Creepers to Bald Eagles. Participants will be led through the grounds on a birding exploration using sight and sound, then invited to find a quiet spot in the gardens or native meadows to observe birds from the ground to the sky! Come join us for this educational and sensory experience through the gardens and grounds. The workshop is open to 15 participants (15+). Binoculars are optional. Tickets available HERE.

TICKET COST (for each session):  $25 member/$35 non-member
ENROLLMENT:  15 Max
AGE:  15+
WEATHER:  Rain date- Sunday, December 5, 2021

WORKSHOP REFUND POLICY:  Refunds must be requested at least 7 days before event by e-mailing info@landcraftgardenfoundation.org .  Landcraft Garden Foundation Credit will be given for the full ticket price, minus any Eventbrite processing fees (if applicable).  Credit must be used within 1 year of event, and can be applied to future workshops, events, garden admission or gift shop purchases.

SPECIAL NOTES: Wear appropriate winter gear. Comfortable shoes. Please be prepared to silence all cellphones and adhere to instructor’s request for quiet when appropriate. Thank you!

Food Preservation Workshop Series

DATES:    Mondays: September 20th & November 15th 2021
TIME:    10:00am-1:00pm
PRESENTED BY: Maryann Birmingham, Certified Food Preservationist & Proprietor, Case’s Place
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
These half-day, hands-on workshops will teach participants the art and
technique of canning using delicious North Fork fruits and vegetables. Participants will take home their canned creations and also receive a free Landcraft Garden visitor pass.

TICKET COST (for each session):  $90 member/$100 non-member
REGISTER HERE:
– September 20th, “Seasonal Relishes & Salsa”
November 15th, “Chutney & Carrot Cake Jam”
ENROLLMENT:  4 Max
AGE:  18+
WEATHER:  Rain or shine.

SPECIAL NOTES: Proof of COVID vaccination is required for this event. Participants should bring an apron, hair-tie and wear closed shoes. Ticket price is for single class admission only. All workshops will take place in the professional kitchen at Cases Place Restaurant, 650 First Street, New
Suffolk 631-734-8686. All canning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be served.

SPONSORED BY: Slow Food East End

Late Season Botanical Drawing with Rebecca Allan

DATE:    Saturday, October 9th, 2021
TIME:    10:00am-3:30pm
PRESENTED BY: Rebecca Allan – Painter and Horticulturist
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Revealing the beauty of plants in a drawing is enhanced by how an artist translates them into an expressive composition on paper.  Fall provides the distinctive forms and textures of seed pods, branches, and fruits that we will observe as we draw from simple, handmade arrangements of these subjects. During the one-day workshop, artist/horticulturist Rebecca Allan will demonstrate drawing techniques with pencil and bamboo pen and ink, inspired by late-season plants, in the garden and in botanical artworks by such artists as Maria Sybilla Merion, Ellsworth Kelly, and Elizabeth Blackladder. Everyone will have reflective time to practice drawing skills and stroll the gardens.  The workshop is open to 15 participants (18+).

TICKET COST:  $90 member/$100 non-member – tickets available HERE
ENROLLMENT:  4 Min – 15 Max
AGE:  18+
WEATHER:  Rain or shine.  If rain, workshop to be held in Glass Greenhouse

SPECIAL NOTES:  Morning Coffee, light snacks and a boxed lunch to be provided… Please select your lunch preference on Eventbrite for special dietary requests, at checkout.  Bring your own water bottle for filling at our filling station, or purchase a refillable bottle in our gift shop.  Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, bug spray and a sun hat or sunglasses recommended.

Honey Harvest at Landcraft Garden

DATE: Saturday, Sept 4th 2021
TIME: 10:30am – 12:00pm
PRESENTED BY: Chris Kelly – Educator & Master Beekeeper (Promised Land Apiaries)

Distinguished by unique and varied pollinator paths throughout expansive display gardens as well as ten acres of native meadows of plants and wildlife, Landcraft Garden Foundation is an ideal setting to learn about the importance of the Honeybee as the “little self-sacrificial servant” in the broader symbiotic relationship between plant and bee life. Bees play a vital role as pollinators in every aspect of nature’s constant dance. They contribute to complex, interconnected ecosystems that allow a diverse number of different plant and animal species to coexist. Using Landcraft’s very own bee colonies and pollinator heavy gardens, Master Beekeeper and Cornell trained entomologist, Chris Kelly, will teach participants how to better understand the importance of the bee, as well as how gardeners and wildlife lovers alike can contribute to their prosperity in our very own backyards. In addition to his informative walk & talk, Kelly will demonstrate his hands on approach to beekeeping, capped off with a demonstration on harvesting honey straight from the source. Come join us for a special closeup of the honeybee – learn the basics of how, why and what we do to establish a hive – then taste for yourself the wonder of raw, unfiltered honey.

The workshop is open to 24 participants.  Participants will receive a small jar of Bee & Dee Landcraft Honey to take home!

TICKET COST:  $20 member/$35 non-member/$15 Children ages 5-12
REGISTRATION: Register & purchase tickets on Eventbrite
ENROLLMENT:  24 Max
AGES:  5+
WEATHER: Rain or Shine (Honey Harvest will occur in our greenhouses in case of rain)

Seeing the Beauty of Plants: Botanical Drawing with Rebecca Allan

DATE:    Saturday, August 7th
TIME:    10:00am-3:30pm
PRESENTED BY: Rebecca Allan – Painter and Horticulturist
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Distinguished by its collections of unique and varied plants and trees, in expansive display gardens and greenhouses, Landcraft Environments is a wonderful setting to bring together the study of drawing with horticulture. This one-day workshop engages participants in the practice of observing and documenting a variety of plants in the gardens. Experienced horticulturist and artist Rebecca Allan will demonstrate techniques of drawing with pencil and ink, observing the form, habit, and patterns on various specimens. Come join us for a special opportunity in art and horticulture. The workshop is open to 15 participants (18+).  Materials provided.  Workshop, coffee and boxed lunch generously sponsored by an anonymous donor.

TICKET COST:  $90 member/$100 non-member
ENROLLMENT:  4 Min – 15 Max
AGE:  18+
WEATHER:  Rain or shine.  If rain, workshop to be held in Glass Greenhouse

SPECIAL NOTES:  Morning Coffee, light snacks and a boxed lunch to be provided… Please select your lunch preference on Eventbrite for special dietary requests, at checkout.  Bring your own water bottle for filling at our filling station, or purchase a refillable bottle in our gift shop.  Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, bugspray and a sun hat or sunglasses recommended.

Yoga in the Garden with The Giving Room

Join The Giving Room on Saturday mornings for a beautiful and inspiration filled exploration of peace in nature. Before or after asana, experience the gardens as a place for a walking or seated meditation. Let two harbingers of love – yoga & gardens – come together on flowery grounds.

DATE: Saturdays, from June 5th to October 30th 2021
TIME: 8:30am – 9:30am
REGISTRATION:  Visit The Giving Room’s registration page to sign up.