Ongoing Events

Docent-Led Tours

Tuesdays–Fridays, 1 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

Explore Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers or enjoy a guided tour of the Poetry Walk with one of the Garden’s docents.

Home Gardening Demonstrations

Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.

In the Home Gardening Center, unless noted

Join Sonia Uyterhoeven, Gardener for Public Education, for tips and advice on making your garden thrive throughout the year. During the exhibition Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers, Sonia covers a different topic each weekend based on themes from Dickinson's poetry.

May 1 and 2

I Tend My Flowers for Thee

In conjunction with the Kickoff Weekend of the exhibition, delve into the world of Victorian flowers and their meanings. Create tussie-mussies—talking bouquets—to express yourself as Dickinson did.

May 8 and 9 (Mother's Day Weekend)

I Hide Myself Within My Flower

Dickinson had a talent for conveying her thoughts and feelings through floral imagery. Expand your floral vocabulary and explore methods of drying, pressing, and expressing yourself through pressed-flower arrangements.

May 15 and 16

A Little Madness in the Spring

Learn about early season chores and happenings in the spring garden.

May 22 and 23

The Flower Must Not Blame the Bee

Dickinson wrote about pollinators and their lives in the garden. Learn “green” gardening practices that will attract important pollinators to your garden.

May 29, 30, and 31 (Memorial Day weekend)

Morning Means Milking to the Farmer

Sustainability and eating locally has become fashionable. Learn how to make homemade butter decorated with herbs and edible flowers.

June 5 and 6

Nobody Knows This Little Rose

In the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

The rose is celebrated by gardeners and poets alike. Learn the basic care of these beautiful flowers.

June 12 and 13

If I Could Bribe Them by a Rose

In the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

Enjoy a refresher course on basic rose care, and learn about several award-winning roses.