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Order Garden Tour Tickets Today!

The Croton Arboretum’s 21st Annual Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, July 16 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 and Ossining areas. The tour is limited to 200 participants, so order your tickets today. Ordering details below!
The sites on the tour are:
  • A large property at the top one of the highest hills in Croton with a modern house opening to terraces that descend to a swimming pool and a deep koi pond. Garden beds are scattered around and the view over the surrounding hills is magnificent.
  • A large property on the Hudson River with full views both north and south. The house has been successfully restored to its full glory over a period of years. Choice plants and beautiful Asian sculptures and artifacts enhance the terraces leading to the house. On the south side the plantings are more informal and include a replica of a Roman pool.
  • A rare example of a wetland shade garden, created over the last 20 years on land that is traversed by a stream. The garden is best viewed from the terrace in back of the house, but if you do not mind risking wet shoes, feel free to wander across the little bridge among the many unusual plants, driftwood sculptures and stone cairns.
  • A modern house that straddles a stream flowing from a nearby pond. Planting areas have been created among the rocks, where lovely perennials have been placed. Paths made of large flat stones lead to a terrace where the view upstream extends beyond the planted area to naturally occurring reeds, skunk cabbage, and trees.
  • A group of three separate properties, anchored by an 1832 farm house where a local landscape designer has created a series of mini gardens over a period of 40 years. On either side, two neighbors have created their own lovely gardens. Although no concerted effort was made to coordinate their ideas, the three neighbors have achieved a lovely ensemble.
  • Last we have a special treat—a tour of the charming gardens (and the communal vegetable garden) of the historic Methodist Campwoods Grounds in Ossining. Established in 1831—and said to be the oldest Methodist camp meeting in the United States—the site is now the secular home to 45 families who have converted turn-of-the-century gingerbread summer cottages into full-time homes.
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)


Tour maps (and any remaining tickets) will be available on Sunday, July 16, 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.



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