From Orchids to Orchards: Horticulture in Albany

Explore the history of gardening in Albany within a national context: orchards, orchids, hothouses, conservatories & more.  Register here.

Learn about the fascinating range of gardening practices used by gardeners of the past – from hothouse orchids to orchards of heirloom apple trees. Each topic will be framed by the history of the Ten Broeck Mansion – which included a greenhouse, orchards, and tropical household plants from 1764-1947. Free online programs Wednesdays from 7-7:30 pm.

  • April 6: Historic Apple Orchards in Upstate New York, David Zakalik, MA, Cornell University. Plus introduction from NE New York Orchid Society.
  • April 13: Greenhouses: A Transatlantic Exchange, Alan Stein, author of The Conservatory: Gardens Under Glass (Princeton Architectural Press). Purchase book here (20% discount code for the book sent with registration).
  • April 20: Rebuilding Dickinson’s Conservatory, Jane Wald, Director, Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst MA.

Free program series made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts and generous members of the ACHA like you. Thank you.