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F. W. Vanderbilt Garden Association Offers Gilded Age Garden Tours

  |   July 7, 2014  |  Comment

Photo Courtesy of Chronogram Magazine

History and garden lovers of the Gilded to the Modern Jazz Age rejoice: the Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association is offering Interpretive Tours of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion from now through October. These FREE public tours, in celebration of the Association’s 30th Anniversary, will be given between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM (weather permitting) on July 20 and August 17.

Volunteer interpreters will be discussing the history of the gardens as they were in the 1930’s just prior to Mr. Vanderbilt’s death as well as offering an overview of their current efforts to maintain the plants, shrubs, trees, and statuary in the gardens as they were imagined.

Visitors can visit the 1875 Toolhouse building and compare the photographs of the gardens taken during the Vanderbilt era to what they see outside. The Toolhouse will be open every Saturday and Sunday when Garden Greeters will be available to answer questions about the gardens.

When you visit this lovely Hudson Valley gem, park in the Visitor Center parking lot, and walk down the gravel path from the Mansion to the gardens. For further information, e-mail [email protected], visit http://www.vanderbiltgarden.org or call 845-229-6432.

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