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Upcoming garden events on Long Island

Saturday, Aug. 11

11 a.m.: Cherry Grove Garden Club meeting

All are welcome, and actually having your own garden is not a requirement. On the agenda: a discussion of the proposed garden maintenance plan for the Community House, planning for an early fall garden cleanup day and a fall walking tour. (202 Surf Walk, Cherry Grove)

Aug. 15 

7 p.m.: Picnic Pops at Old Westbury Gardens

How about a concert al fresco? Vince Giordano and His Nighthawks will be performing tunes from the '20s and '30s. Bring a picnic or purchase food at the cafe and sit on the lawn. Gates open at 5 p.m. Bonus: Arrive early and get a free dance lesson at 6:15. $10, $8 seniors; ages 17 and under admitted free. (71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury)

Aug. 25

9:30 a.m. Garden as Art Tour

Gather at Guild Hall in East Hampton for a continental breakfast, lecture and presentation by garden enthusiasts. $100, reserve. (158 Main St.,  East Hampton)

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