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Vanderbilt Garden Association Offers FREE tours of the Formal Gardens

Vanderbilt Garden Association interpreters will offer FREE tours of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site on Route 9 in Hyde Park between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM (weather permitting).

Tours begin at the entrance to the gardens.

The volunteer interpreters will discuss the history of the gardens, with a focus on the Vanderbilt ownership and the mission of the not-for-profit Vanderbilt Garden Association to rehabilitate and maintain the plants, shrubs, trees, and statuary in the gardens as they were in the 1930’s just prior to Mr. Vanderbilt’s death. They will also provide information about three major projects the gardens are currently undergoing: the renovation of the Cherry Walk, the replanting of the Rose Garden terraces, and the rehabilitation of the Rose Garden fountain. Visitors can also visit the 1875 Toolhouse to look at photographs of the gardens taken during and since the Vanderbilt era.

Members of the FWVGA provide guided tours every third Sunday from May through October. Private tours can be arranged upon request. In addition, volunteers are available for presentations to local civic groups.

Date:Sunday, Aug 19th, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:Free
Contact Phone:(845) 229-6432
Contact URL:http://www.vanderbiltgarden.org
Location: Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
119 Vanderbilt Park Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

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