Digging Deeper: Beautiful Uncommon Trees and Shrubs for the Home and Garden

Digging Deeper: Beautiful Uncommon Trees and Shrubs for the Home and Garden

Hortus Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Sat, Sep 9, 2023
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

This Digging Deeper presented in partnership with Hortus Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

Why is it that each year, commercial nurseries tend to sell the same most popular plants when there are literally hundreds of choices for northern gardens? Hortus Arboretum & Botanical Gardens will host a walking tour focusing on the magnificent underutilized decorative trees that are lesser known by the gardening public. Hortus features one of the most diverse collections of plants in the upper Hudson Valley, and this tour will highlight some of their favorite trees such as the stewartias, seven sons flower, and the fragrant epaulette tree.

The tour will highlight the best growing conditions for these lovely trees and cover underutilized shrubs like disanthus, witch alders, and bush clovers. The arboretum is located in a beautiful rural setting and is listed as a certified Level ll arboretum, encompassing a total of 21 acres, 9 of which are extensively cultivated.

Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano are the co-directors of the arboretum and will host the tour; last year they published Cold Hardy Fruits and Nuts: 50 Easy-to-Grow Plants for the Organic Home Garden or Landscape, through Chelsea Green Press.

Hortus Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Stone Ridge, NY

Date and Time:
Saturday, September 9, 2023
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.