FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2017
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Town’s Clark Botanic Garden Hosts Industry Professionals Earning Continuing Education Credits
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North Hempstead, NY – The Town of North Hempstead’s Clark Botanic Garden, located in Albertson, is a living classroom for many industry professionals. Over the years it has hosted different horticulture and arboriculture organizations for meetings, tours and continuing education credit classes. This summer the Garden will proudly host the annual meetings for the Long Island Nursey Landscape Association (LINLA) and the Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardeners Association (NSLGA). The classes also include a Twilight Tour of the garden given by Town Horticulturist Bonne Klein.
Twilight Tours provide industry professionals with a glimpse at the behinds the scenes efforts and highlight all of the practices at Clark Botanic Garden. The tours, geared for the professionals, will also focus and explain industry standards.
“Having our own Clark Botanic Garden host these leading industry organizations is something that we can all be very proud of,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “Clark is a botanical showcase, as we continue to add new collections of plants each year and expand our educational programs.”
“We welcome these professional groups to come and view our beautiful grounds,” said Council Member Peter Zuckerman.
Ms. Klein has extensive expertise in the best landscape management practices including soil, IPM, plant choices, mulching, pond maintenance, irrigation and turf management. She is on the DEC instructors list able to provide continuing educational credits when approved.
Founded in 1969, Clark Botanic Garden is a 12-acre living museum and educational facility dedicated to understanding and appreciating the world's plant life through horticulture, education and research. The Garden was included in ProFlowers list of the 15 Best Botanical Gardens in the state, which was based on the garden’s educational programs, unique plant collections and reputation for providing excellent customer care to visitors. Clark Botanic Garden is located at 193 I U Willets Road in Albertson. Watch a video of an overview of Clark Botanic Garden at: http://bit.ly/2qw6cFA
Twilight Tours for industry professionals are by appointment. Groups and organization who would like more information or are interested in scheduling a tour can call 311 or 516-869-6311 from outside the Town.