From Stephanie Werskey, Media Coordinator at the Garden Conservancy:
“The Garden Conservancy Invites Friends and Neighbors to Their Favorite Backyards
“The Garden Conservancy will host a special one-day tour on Sunday, June 28 showcasing the passion and very personal, relaxed style of local gardeners — a group of accomplished designers, garden writers, community activists and environmentalists working and living in the Hudson River Valley, home to Garden Conservancy headquarters.
The day begins at 11 a.m. with a picnic lunch in Deborah Needleman’s garden and will be followed by self-guided tours of the gardens of Sharon & Chris Davis, Grace Kennedy & Tim D’Acquisto, Marilyn Young & Eric Erickson, and Joan Turner. The day will also feature “Green Tutorials” by photographer Ngoc Minh Noh and writer Cynthia Kling and will conclude with a wine reception at the home of Bill Burback & Peter Hofmann at Garrison’s Landing on the banks of the Hudson River.
Participants should park at the Garrison Train Station in the morning. Transportation will be available to the various gardens. Directions provided upon receipt of registration. Registration is $40. Advanced tickets are required. Register on-line at www.gardenconservancy.org <http://www.gardenconservancy.org> or call (845)265-2029.
What: Our Backyards – The Garden Conservancy’s Tour of Garrison Gardens
Private garden tour featuring five Garrison gardens. Registration includes shuttle bus transportation, picnic lunch, and closing reception with refreshments. Rain or shine.
When: Sunday, June 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Participants should park at the Garrison train station (1 Upper Station Road, Garrison) for shuttle to the gardens.
Cost: $40 per person; registration required.
For More Information: See www.gardenconservancy.org, or call The Garden Conservancy headquarters, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 845-265-2029.
The Garden Conservancy is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to preserve exceptional gardens for the public’s enjoyment. By facilitating access to these diverse examples of our cultural heritage, the Conservancy encourages greater appreciation and stewardship of these fragile resources. Working in partnership with individual garden owners and public and private organizations, the Conservancy uses its legal, horticultural and financial resources to develop innovative methods of securing a garden’s future.
The Garden Conservancy
P.O. Box 219
Cold Spring, NY 10516