Think Clark Gardens For Mother’s Day

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Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board remind families that a visit to Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson makes for a wonderful family outing on Mother’s Daygarden, Sunday, May 10. In addition, this weekend, Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there is a plant sale at the Garden, featuring annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, hanging baskets and vegetables for purchase. The plant sale is run by and raises money for Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc.

“Clark Botanic Garden is at its height of springtime beauty, with tulips, daffodils and other spring blossoms bursting with color,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “This weekend is a great time to visit the Garden for the plant sale or pack a picnic for Mom on Mother’s Day and enjoy spending time in nature with the entire family.”

Founded in 1969, Clark Botanic Garden is a 12-acre living museum and educational facility, dedicated to understanding and appreciating the world’s plant life through horticulture, education and research.

Collections at the garden include native spring wildflowers, conifers, roses, perennials, daylilies, wetland plants, rock garden plants, herbs, butterfly plants, medicinal plants and over a dozen collections of particular plant families.

The Plant Sale will also feature:
• Art Show
• Attic Treasures
• Garden Gift Shop
• Tea Room (sandwiches, home-made cakes)
• Raffles
• Bioferm, “Black Gold” for your garden

Admission to the plant sale is free and cash or check only is accepted when purchasing plants. For more info call 311. Clark Botanic Garden is located at 193 I. U. Willets Road, Albertson, NY 11507.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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