Plant Sale, plus review of changes in the Alpine Garden




Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We will hold our annual Master Gardener Plant Sale, plus a review and explanation of how the Alpine Garden has changed this year.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to buy quality locally grown plants and help support our Xeriscape Garden!  The sale will offer an array of plants from our Xeriscape garden itself, plus plants grown in the Master Gardeners’ gardens (printable Plant Sale flyer).

This is only one of several workshops in our “Learning in the Garden” series where workshops are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from June through October, at the Xeriscape Garden at SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge, NY.  The series is a hands-on approach to explain the principles of gardening. Each month there will be a specific topic discussed and demonstrated by Master Gardener volunteers as the garden moves through the season.

Workshops start at 10 am, rain or shine, and usually last about an hour. For these, pre-registration is suggested but not required. Please use printable registration form to register by clicking here or RSVP to Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335 or email

Schedule for Learning in the Garden Series (full brochure here for all classes):

  • June 20   Pruning Trees and Shrubs
  • July 18   Invasive Weed Walk
  • Aug. 15   Edging the Garden Bed
  • Sept 19   Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale  – plus a review and explanation of how the Alpine Garden has changed this year.
  • Oct. 17   Fall Planted Bulbs

What is a xeriscape garden? The Xeriscape Garden is an interactive teaching tool in the selection of heat tolerant, waterwise plants, integrated pest management and alternative landscaping techniques. Master Gardeners will explain the principles and ecobenefits of this drought resistant garden design and planting techniques which help to create this incredible gardening spectacle.

Xeriscape was developed in Denver, CO at a time when there were severe water shortages, and it is now one of the most accepted landscape practices in the western part of the US. In fact, some southwest cities require that all new landscaping be xeriscape! The term xeriscape is derived from the Greek word Xeros which means dry. It refers to a landscape that uses little supplemental water.

Free guided tours of the Xeriscape Garden are available by request for your group or organization. Call the Master Gardener Hotline at 845-340-3478.
CCEUC provides equal employment and program opportunities. Please call our office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.


Dona Crawford
Community Horticulture Program Coordinator
(845) 340-3990 x335


SUNY Ulster
491 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge, New York 12484