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Jul112019

23rd Annual Croton Arboretum Garden Tour

The Croton Arboretum’s 23rd annual garden tour will be held on Sunday, July 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. This ever-popular event will offer participants a private, self-guided tour of a variety of beautiful gardens in the Croton-on-Hudson area. 

Tour coordinator Laura Seitz has selected a diverse group of landscape settings created by local residents who have generously offered to open their private gardens to the public, all within Croton or a short distance away. The gardens include:

  • A magnificent fountain sits in the midst of a profusion of sun-loving and shade plants, perennials and ferns, with a stone path leading to a pool garden, a hidden rock garden, and a vegetable garden.
  • A home with an incomparable view of the Hudson River has a large shade garden in the front and the path leading down to the pool and great lawn in back features terraces of mature, sun-loving perennials. 
  • A beautiful garden at one of Croton’s historic Old Stone Houses, designed by Elisabeth Stevenson and her son, architect Harvey Stevenson, beginning in the early 1900s. 
  • A magnificent, perfectly groomed multi-acre garden overlooking a lake holds a mixture of indigenous plants, species, and rare cultivars, hundreds of hellebores, giant bamboo, and over 300 laurels. A highlight is the lotus pond fed by a 14th-century French gargoyle, with a wisteria covered viewing house above, and stepping stones in the water.
  • A lovely mature garden, created over a period of 40 years by the president of a local garden club, contains towering evergreens that started as living Christmas trees, vegetables planted for children and grandchildren, many elegant potted plants that set off outdoor living areas, and specimen plants and bushes—each with a history of how it came to be there.
  • A rustic 18th-century farmhouse and barns, with beautiful stands of birch and perennial beds, is also an organic vegetable farm (with 650 chickens) in which people buy shares.

Tickets for the tour are $20 each (or $35 for two, if purchased in advance). The tour is limited to 200 participants, so order your tickets today by calling (914) 487-3830

Tour maps and any remaining tickets will be available on Sunday, July 21, 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. Free refreshments are provided mid-tour.

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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