Long Island Botanical Garden Wins Honorable Mention in Diversity Challenge
Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson received recognition.
A Long Island botanical garden recently received recognition from a national nonprofit gardening organization that is testing new varieties of plants never before sold.
The Clark Botanic Garden, located in Albertson, received an honorable mention for designing and growing a garden based on the theme of this year’s All-America Selections (AAS) landscape design challenge, “Diversity in the World. garden “. Gardeners were encouraged not only to execute their designs, but to promote them through social media and real events.
Municipal horticulturalist Bonnie Klein oversaw Clark Botanic Garden’s participation in the challenge, creating a formal Victorian oval that was cultivated and designed by Clark staff. The planting area contains a wide range of traditional plant material for a botanical garden.
Volunteer horticultural professionals working with AAS anonymously test gardens as part of the challenge for a full season. Only the best gardeners are awarded the AAS Winner Award designation for their superior performance.
“This is a testament to the amazing Parks Department team and wonderful staff that work at the Clark Botanic Garden,” said North Hempstead Town supervisor Judi Bosworth. “Their passion and dedication to the Clark Botanic Garden is what makes this special park such a hidden gem to visit here in the town of North Hempstead. “
Founded in 1969, the Clark Botanic Garden is a 12-acre living museum and educational facility for all ages. The garden’s collections include native spring wildflowers, conifers, roses, perennials, daylilies, wetland plants, rockery plants, herbs, and over a dozen collections from particular plant families. .
The Clark Botanic Garden is located at 193 IU Willets Road in Albertson.