Current and Upcoming Events


February 24, 2018
Let's Make Stone Soup
Location : Kosuga Education Building
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

If stone soup sounds a bit odd, bear with me for just a minute. Because I promise it’s delicious! We will be reading te story of Stone Soup and preparing it for the children to enjoy.

And for those of you with little ones, it’s a super fun way to get your kids in the kitchen with you, and potentially  eat their veggies too!

Registration is required by calling 845-615-3828. Cost is $5 per child.


March 24, 2018
Bus Trip to Capital District Garden and Flower Show
Location : Bus leaving arboretum
08:30 AM to 06:00 PM

March 23, 2018. Orange County Arboretum is hosting  a bus trip to Capital District Garden and Flower Show. Bus leaving from the Arboretum at 8:30 for Troy, NY and leaving flower show at 4pm. Tickets are $58. Make reservations at 845-615-3828 by March 16.

Show highlights include plants, bulbs, flowers & seeds available for purchase, tastings with NYS wineries, soil testing by Cornell Cooperative Extension with a minimum donation of $1, plant society & educational booths, lectures, workshops & live cooking and flower demonstrations, tips & trends and Garden Cafe with sandwiches, salads, soups, coffee and more.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Orange County Arboretum.


March 31, 2018
New and Improved Seed Starting
Location : Kosuga Building
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

There are many ways to start seeds indoors to be planted outside when the weather has warmed up. We will be discussing some seed starting ideas and making a few samples using environmentally friendly methods for kids ages 7 and up to take home.

Registation required by calling 845-615-3828. Cost is $5 per child.


April 21, 2018
Let's Make a Fairy Garden
Location : Kosuga Classroom
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

 If you're looking for a kid-friendly gardening project this spring, consider the fairy garden. These whimsical container gardens offer kids a mini, planted playspace of their own with endless opportunity for customization and make-believe.

We will be using plastic containers, soil and plants and many fun things to accessorize their take-home fairy garden.

Registration required by calling 845-615-3828.  Cost is $10 per child.


May 12, 2018
Arboretum Annual Plant Sale
Location : Greenhouses
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Come and see what wonderful new and exciting plants we have for you to purchase for your gardens.


May 19, 2018
Annual Arboretum Plant Sale #2
Location : Greenhouses
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Come and see what wonderful new and exciting plants we have for you to purchase for your gardens.


May 26, 2018
Arboretum Plant Sale #3
Location : greenhouses
10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Come and see what wonderful new and exciting plants we have for you to purchase for your gardens.


June 10, 2018
Fairy Festival
Location : Grounds of Orange County Arboretum
12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

If you missed in 2017, you should bring all your little fairies to our fun festival. There will be activities such as crown making, story time with fairy house building, face painting, wand making, a fairy parade at 1:30 and a hunt in the garden for evidence of fairy activity, plus more.