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VANDERBILT GARDEN ASSOCIATION HOSTS GUIDED TOURS OF THE FORMAL GARDENS

  |   April 23, 2012  |  Comment

The garden season will soon be here, and volunteers from the Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association, Inc. will again offer to the general public Free Interpretive Tours of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY.  Tours are given on the third Sunday of each month, from 1:00PM until 4:00PM, beginning in May and ending in October.   The specific dates are as follows:

May 20, 2012                         August 19, 2012

June 17, 2012                         September 16, 2012

July 15, 2012                          October 21, 2012

Our Interpreters will discuss the history of the gardens, with a focus on the Vanderbilt ownership and the mission of the Vanderbilt Garden Association to rehabilitate and maintain the plants, shrubs, trees and statuary in the gardens as they were in the 1930’s just prior to Mr. Vanderbilt’s death.

Visitors should park in the designated parking area near the Visitors Center and walk down to the gardens, which are located south of the Mansion.  Follow the gravel path that begins on the south side of the Mansion and runs parallel to the Hudson River.   Tours will be cancelled if it rains on Sunday afternoon.  If the weather is doubtful, please telephone beforehand either the Association at 845-229-6432 or the Visitors Center at 845-229-7770.

For additional information or questions, please call or Email Suzanne Gillespie at 845-473-5957 or [email protected].

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