2011 Garden Tour Breaks Records
Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 09:49AM
Croton Arboretum
Photo by Dianna Smith

Thanks to the generosity of the homeowners who opened their beautiful gardens, the hard work of many volunteers, picture-perfect weather and some well-timed (and much appreciated) press coverage, the 15th Annual Croton Arboretum Garden Tour was a record-breaking success. Nearly $5,000 was raised during the event, which included a sale of native plants, donated by local gardeners.

The garden tour is the main fund-raising event for the 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. In addition to supporting projects like the expansion of the Arboretum's handicapped-accessible boardwalk, income is also used for educational events, which the organization often co-sponsors with the Croton library, schools and other civic organizations.

"We want to thank everyone who helped make this year's tour such a smashing success," said Arboretum President, Karen Jescavage-Bernard. "We hope everyone will visit the Arboretum this summer, to enjoy our boardwalk and trails. Watch for news about a fall event we're planning with the CET PTA. Native American crafts expert Barry Keegan is going to share his encyclopedic knowledge of Hudson Valley Native American tool-making and culture in an authentic Lenape structure he's going to build in the Arboretum!"

The picture above is of the Marilyn and Arnold Miller garden. For more pictures see our photo gallery. See you next year!
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