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Visitor Information

Garden Hours

Open daily; 10am – 6pm (restrooms open 10am – 3pm)

Visitors may walk the paths with face masks and follow social distancing rules. No groups or gatherings. The Clark House remains closed.

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Gift Shop

Open everyday, 11am – 3:30pm.

Safety protocols are in place with only two shoppers permitted at a time, and all shoppers must be fully masked. Honey will be available for purchase later in the season. Be sure to stop by and see some of the new items.

Virtual Tour

If you choose not to visit just yet, view our new virtual tour of the garden hosted by Glenn Aldridge, Education Director at Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc..

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Rain Garden

Be sure to visit the Rain Garden. Built as a collaboration between the Town and Sustainable Long Island, the Rain Garden serves as a teaching tool.
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A voluntary donation is greatly appreciated.

Travel Directions

By car:
Northern State Parkway: Take exit 29 (Roslyn Road), turn South onto Roslyn Road, then right onto I.U. Willets Road, followed by a right into the Clark Botanic Garden parking field, just before the railroad crossing.

Long Island Expressway: Take exit 37, and turn South onto Willis Ave. Go about 1 mile, and then turn left onto I. U. Willets Road. Go approx. 4 blocks, crossing over railroad tracks. Clark Garden is on your left.

By train:
LIRR Oyster Bay Line to Albertson station. The Garden is immediately east of the station.

By bus:
N23 or N27 bus to I.U. Willets Road, then walk east 1/4 mile.

Native Plants Found in the Pollinator and Rain Gardens at Clark

Native plants are beneficial to the environment. Over time they adapt to the pressures in the areas in which they grow and often serve an essential role like providing nectar for pollinators or helping alleviate flood water during heavy rains. To learn more about the role of native plants at Clark, visit the Pollinator and Rain Gardens.

Native Plants in Town of North Hempstead ParksTo learn more about native plants found in Town of North Hempstead local parks, including Clark Botanic Garden, visit their web page:

Annual Plantings at Clark in Full Bloom

Clark Botanic Garden, Inc. is an All-America Selections (AAS) Display Garden
An AAS Annual Display Garden provides the public an opportunity to view the newest AAS Annual winners in an attractive well-maintained setting. The Display Garden also provides educational signage about the AAS Annual plants. There is a network of nearly 200 dedicated display gardens across the US typically at Arboretums, Botanic Gardens, or University Gardens.

Come visit the AAS Annuals at Clark Botanic Garden and get ideas for your own garden. They are located at the main entrance along the walk and the AAS vegetables are in the Family Community Garden.

All-American Display Garden

All-American Display Garden

All-American Display Garden

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Reciprocal Privileges

Reciprocal Admissions Program, American Horticultural Society 2021

As a benefit of membership to Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc., now offers reciprocal privileges (free or discounted admission and other discounts) at horticultural institutions affiliated with the American Horticultural Society. Just show your current CBG membership card to receive free admission.

For a complete list of participating institutions, visit the American Horticultural Society's Reciprical Admissions Program web page:


Mountford Gift & Garden Shop

In the spirit of Mary Mountford, the artist, The Shop at Clark Botanic Garden will feature works by artists who live and create right here on Long Island. Stop in and see Mary's paintings as well as beautiul pottery, beeswax candles and more crafted by our fellow Long Islanders which we proudly support.

To learn more about Mary Mountford and the history of The Shop, click here.

Mary Mountford with granddaughter Linda Nakamura at Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc.

To download The Mary Mountford Story click here.


Town of North Hempstead Parks & Recreation

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Annual Fund Drive

Clark Botanic Garden needs your support.

Please help us maintain our programs and preserve the Clark legacy as a thriving botanic garden by contributing to the Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc. Annual Fund. The garden's success is directly dependent on your generosity.

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Ask the Clark Gardener

Each month one our expert gardener shares insight, motivation and inspiration about gardening. This month, Roellyn Armstrong, Chairperson, FDCMG, Inc. shares her insight about “Flowers You Donít Want to See in Your Spring Garden.”

Please send your gardening questions, comments or stories to the Clark Gardener.