Landscape Workdays

LanDscape WorkDays

Volunteers Invited to Lend A Hand in the Landscape

Every year we set aside special landscape maintenance days for community members to come together and work side by side at Russel Wright's National Historic Landmark woodland garden. Manitoga's landscape staff with guest specialists provide training for teams working on major projects to ready the site for the season and share a hands-on experience of Wright's landscape vision.

It is an opportunity to learn landscaping with native plants, invasive species identification and eradication, build camaraderie working alongside landscape professionals and enthusiasts, and satisfies many organizations' requirements for community service. 

Come for all or part of the day.
Lunch is provided.
Dress for woodland terrain and weather.
Please RSVP to

2018 Landscape Workdays 

Saturday, April 21, 9am-2pm: Quarry Amphitheater 

Manitoga will celebrate the recently installed Trail Head Kiosk. Special focus on the Quarry Amphitheater Restoration will include creation of a new path and dogwood and fern planting. In honor of Earth Day and our appreciation, every volunteer will go home with their very own Manitoga Mountain Laurel!

Saturday, September 15, 9am-12pm: Along the Water’s Edge

It’s a day at the beach - the Beach Room that is - at the base of Manitoga’s waterfall. As close to the water's edge as we can go..... and maybe further! Be prepared to get wet.
Please come join our landscape crew and lend a hand to make this wetland border garden stunning. We’ll plant a variety of wetland species - adding to existing Joe Pye weed, ferns, and golden rod. You will be sure to encounter all the wetland creatures as well. We need lots of helping hands to pull pond weed, prune around rock ledges, and dig out gravel to define the pool edge. Tasks for all ages.  We’ll have waders and kayaks on hand. Bring water shoes or boots. Lunch provided.

Landlubbers welcome too!

Saturday, November 3, 10am-3pm, Family Bonfire

For details or to volunteer, contact Landscape Manager Emily Phillips


Landscape Work Days are made possible in part by a gift from Carol and Raymond Krizmanic and grants from the Malcolm Gordon Charitable Fund and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.