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The Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides environmental stewardship for 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
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Sunday
Jul242016

Garden Tour Raises $2,700 

 

Thanks to the generosity of homeowners who opened their beautiful gardens, the support of local businesses, and the hard work of many volunteers, our 20th Annual Garden Tour raised $2,700 in much-needed funds.


The tour is a major fund-raising event for our all-volunteer, non-profit organization, which provides environmental stewardship for 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum in Croton. The money raised will support regular maintenance, educational programs and restoration projects.

We hope you will visit the Arboretum this summer to enjoy our boardwalk and trails.

Friday
Jul152016

Tickets are still available!

Our 20th Annual Garden Tour is this Sunday, July 17, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ORDERING IS EASY

  • Call (914) 487-3830
  • We'll reserve your tickets and you can pay the day of the tour.
  • Tickets are $20 each (or $35 for two, if you reserve them in advance).
  • Pay for tickets and pick up your tour map on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 6 Old Post Road North (at the corner of Grand Street), Croton-on-Hudson.
  • The tour takes place rain or shine. Refreshments are provided. All tour profits benefit the Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc.
Here are descriptions of the gardens:
  • A magnificent seven-acre garden, 28 years in the making, with 500 blooming lotus plants in a pond fed by a 14th century gargoyle, four greenhouses for tropical plants, a vegetable garden, cactus garden, and a giant bamboo garden.
  • A pair of his-and-hers gardens created by a master gardener, who devoted hers to vegetables and perennials—many natives of this area that she has raised from seed and nurtured with organic fertilizer—and her husband, whose garden features huge, spectacular plants. The ensemble presents a range of horticultural interests that is unusual on a suburban plot.
  • A village garden, started on a small scale many years ago but then expanded greatly when the owners purchased the lot next door, cleared the land, and brought in bricks for paths bit-by-bit from the abandoned brickworks at George’s Island. They reconfigured old foundations into a pond with waterfalls and koi fish, and built a gazebo next to it, surrounded by hundreds of hostas and other plants.
  • A charming multi-level flower and vegetable garden, with a broad deck leading to a lawn and then to flower beds with herbs and vegetables in the mix, flowing informally down a gentle slope to a very productive vegetable garden. Hurricane Sandy did a great deal of damage here, but a wonderful restoration occurred and returned this lovely garden to the quiet peaceful place it used to be in the midst of a very busy corner of the village.
  • An exquisite garden on a terraced hillside plot, developed with a particular eye to color—colors in blocks, colors that complement each other, and colors that reflect the gardener’s special interest in bicolor plants. The garden also includes some unusual plants, including an enormous tricolor willow and a twelve foot high ironweed. This is an example of how an incredibly beautiful garden can be made from familiar plants, often grown from seed or acquired locally, and then grown impeccably.
Tuesday
Jun282016

Order Garden Tour Tickets Today!

Our 20th annual garden tour will be held on Sunday, July 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., offering participants a private, self-guided tour of a variety of beautiful gardens in the Croton, Cortlandt, and Ossining areas. The tour is limited to 200 participants, so order your tickets today. Details below!

The sites on the tour are:

  •  A magnificent seven-acre garden, 28 years in the making, with 500 blooming lotus plants in a pond fed by a 14th century gargoyle, four greenhouses for tropical plants, a vegetable garden, cactus garden, and a giant bamboo garden.
  • A pair of his-and-hers gardens created by a master gardener, who devoted hers to vegetables and perennials—many natives of this area that she has raised from seed and nurtured with organic fertilizer—and her husband, whose garden features huge, spectacular plants. The ensemble presents a range of horticultural interests that is unusual on a suburban plot.
  • A village garden, started on a small scale many years ago but then expanded greatly when the owners purchased the lot next door, cleared the land, and brought in bricks for paths bit-by-bit from the abandoned brickworks at George’s Island. They reconfigured old foundations into a pond with waterfalls and koi fish, and built a gazebo next to it, surrounded by hundreds of hostas and other plants.
  • A charming multi-level flower and vegetable garden, with a broad deck leading to a lawn and then to flower beds with herbs and vegetables in the mix, flowing informally down a gentle slope to a very productive vegetable garden. Hurricane Sandy did a great deal of damage here, but a wonderful restoration occurred and returned this lovely garden to the quiet peaceful place it used to be in the midst of a very busy corner of the village.
  • An exquisite garden on a terraced hillside plot, developed with a particular eye to color—colors in blocks, colors that complement each other, and colors that reflect the gardener’s special interest in bicolor plants. The garden also includes some unusual plants, including an enormous tricolor willow and a twelve foot high ironweed. This is an example of how an incredibly beautiful garden can be made from familiar plants, often grown from seed or acquired locally, and then grown impeccably.

HOW TO ORDER TICKETS

Tickets are $20 each (or $35 for two, if purchased in advance). The tour is limited to 200 participants.

MAIL YOUR CHECK TO: 
Carol Shanesy
47 Nordica Drive
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
(make your check out to Croton Arboretum)

DAY OF THE TOUR

Tour maps (and any remaining tickets) will be available on Sunday, July 17, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 6 Old Post Road North (at the corner of Grand Street), Croton-on-Hudson. The tour takes place rain or shine. Refreshments are provided. All tour profits benefit the Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc. a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides environmental stewardship for 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum in Croton-on-Hudson.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Call us at (914) 487-3830.

Wednesday
Jun082016

Meet-Up and Trail Day

We’re looking for volunteers to help keep the trails clear, pick up litter, spread mulch and do light trail work at our new monthly Meet-Up and Trail Day. The first event will take place on Saturday, June 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and thereafter at the same time on the second Saturday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to help maintain Croton’s 20+ acre wetland habitat and meet neighbors who share a love of hiking and the environment. Have questions? Call 914-487-3830 or email members@crotonarboretum.org.

Saturday
Jun042016

Save the Date!

The 20th Annual Croton Arboretum Garden Tour will take place Sunday, July 17. We will post information about the gardens and start selling tickets a few weeks before the event.