Garden Talks and Teas

In Partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners

Listen and learn about various horticultural topics in our beautiful gardens, and then enjoy a tea and hors d'oeuvres ouside or in our 1798 parlors. Pre-paid reservations encouraged, $15 per person.

Wednesday June 24, 1pm.
“Shaker Herbs and Gardening” by Cathie Gifford.

Wednesday July 22, 1pm.
"Monet's Garden" by Sue Pezzolla

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Albany Archeology Field School

A unique learning experience in the heart of Albany

July 13-17, 2015 daily 8am-3pm. Open to all students in the Capital District entering 6th-10th grade.

Join a team of professional archaeologists from Hartgen Archeological Association, Inc. as they explore the Thomas Elkin's Residence. Elkins was a 19th Century dentist, abolitionist, inventor, and world traveler. The archeological field school provides students the opportunity to learn the scientific techniques of archeological excavation, artifact cataloging, site survey, and mounting exhibits. This five-day curriculum delves into the entire archeological process from hypothesis building to dissemination of scientific results. Campers will also get a "behind the scenes" tour of the New York State Museum and present their findings at an open house at the conclusion of the field school.

Print out our application HERE

For more information contact Jillian Altenburg at or 518-436-9826. Applications and deposits are due by June 1. Scholarships are available. Please do not pay your deposit online without first contacting Jillian for an application.

Archeology Camp
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Robin Hood

In Partnership with Confetti Stage, Inc.

August 7-16th, various times, price to be announced.

Confetti Stage, Inc. returns to our gardens to present the play, “Robin Hood.” Bring a blanket/chair, a picnic, and the whole family to our gardens to watch the production.

(picture is from last years production of "The Tempest")