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Spring Celebration

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Every season brings beautiful changes to the Preserve’s landscape, and, in Springtime, we celebrate the return of longer days, warmer temperatures – and budding trees, shrubs, and perennial plants. While these blooms occur naturally, there is much work to do to plant colorful annuals, organic vegetables and herbs, and plants to attract butterflies, honeybees, and other pollinators.

At the Spring Celebration, visitors of all ages are invited to help with these plantings in the Phil Dejana Learning Center Outdoor Classroom! Enriching seed projects will also be available for families to enjoy on site or take home. Pollinator-friendly plants and garden-related gift items will be on display at our special Plant & Gift Sale. And our plush woodland animals will be celebrating Spring in a new display!

A Spring Treasure Hunt will bring families to locations across the Preserve in search of the season’s blossoms and much more.

Sands Point Preserve Organic Vegetable Garden

For vegetable gardeners: the Organic Vegetable Garden near Hempstead House is off to a great start, and Conservancy staff will be at the garden to give informal tours and answer your questions.

The Apiary is abuzz with Spring activity, and beekeeper Jean-Marie Posner will conduct an informal workshop, open to visitors.

Discover the rewarding fun of cultivating plants for food and flowers here at the Preserve and at home.

Rescheduled from May 8.

Upcoming Events at Sands Point Preserve

About Sands Point Preserve

127 Middle Neck Road

Sands Point, NY


    In the early 20th century, Sands Point Preserve was the home of the Guggenheim family. The buildings on the estate are monuments to the opulent lifestyle for which Long Island’s North Shore is known.

    The 216-acre Sands Point Preserve is an interesting mixture of natural and landscaped areas. Diverse natural habitats for a variety of plants and animals are supported on the the Preserve including mature forest, woodlands, fields, meadows, a freshwater pond, glacial cliffs and shoreline on the Long Island Sound.

    Visitors are welcome to stroll, hike, jog and/or run on the six marked trails through the woods, around the pond, and along the beach. Trail maps and schedule of guided nature walks are available at the Gatehouse.