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Who We Are
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
Sep172017

Croton Arboretum Beer Tasting

Join us for a beer tasting and meet Justin Sturges, Experimental Brewer at the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Sample three different beers (all graciously donated by Captain Lawrence), learn about the beer brewing process from an expert and take home a free tasting glass. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a lovely private home in Croton. Appetizers will be served. The cost is $20 per person and all proceeds benefit the Croton Arboretum. Space is limited. To purchase tickets call 914-487-3830.
Wednesday
Sep132017

Daniel Shure (1959-2017)

We mourn the passing of our friend and fellow board member Daniel Shure, who passed away recently at the age of 58. Dan was a long-time and well-loved Croton resident, known for his affable personality, wit, and good humor.

He graduated from Utica College and worked for many years at the City University of New York, most recently as Manager of Creative and Web Services. Earlier in his career he worked in public relations at Lehman College, Yeshiva University and Hunter College.

He was a Board Member of the Croton Arboretum and of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and an active supporter of the Croton Community Garden, the Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry as well as other civic organizations. Dan enjoyed biking, camping, photography and walking his beloved dog, RJ.

Born in Newark, New Jersey to the late Augusta and Jack Shure, he is survived by his sister, Abigail Shure of Belleville, New Jersey and numerous cousins and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dan’s memory may be made to: Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, Inc., 15 Walnut Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522.

Tuesday
Jul182017

Garden Tour Raises More Than $4,500

Thanks to the generosity of homeowners who opened their beautiful gardens, the support of local businesses (listed below), and the hard work of many volunteers, our 21st Annual Garden Tour raised more than $4,500 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.

A special thanks to these local businesses for their financial support of the tour:

Thursday
Jul132017

Tickets Are Still Available for the Garden Tour

Our 21st Annual Garden Tour is this Sunday, July 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

ORDERING IS EASY

  • Call (914) 487-3830
  • We will 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.

Monday
Jul032017

Order Garden Tour Tickets Today!

SEE 8 BEAUTIFUL GARDENS, ORDER 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.
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 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.

 

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Call us at (914) 487-3830.