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 about landscaping with native plants, invasive species identification and eradication, and to build camaraderie working alongside landscape professionals and enthusiasts. Volunteer participation also 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

2019 Landscape Workdays 

Saturday, April 27, 9am-2pm: Riparian Buffers - Google it!

Please join our Spring awakening and help us plant 50 trees, native to the wetland habitat. The trees will enhance the woodland understory and provide much needed erosion control in the most sensitive and lovely areas experienced on Manitoga's trail system.

Learn, explore, and be proactive! You'll be proud.

Saturday, November 2, 10am-3pm: Family Landscape Workday & Bonfire

Roll up your sleeves and meet other arborists, horticulturists, garden designers and landscape enthusiasts. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcomed. Hot cider and toasted marshmallows. 


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.