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Bard College: The Montgomery Place Campus to Host Free Exhibit on Historic Garden Tools, July 1 through October 31

Mark Primoff
Tools for grafting fruit trees, from Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit Trees, by William Forsyth (1803)
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—This July 1 through October 31, Bard College: The Montgomery Place Campus will host a new seasonal exhibition focusing on the antique garden implements used at Montgomery Place for vegetable gardening, landscaping, orchard care, and ornamental floral display. The exhibition, “Historic Garden Tools of Montgomery Place,” is being presented by the Landscape and Arboretum Program at Bard, with special thanks to Claire Copley. It is free and open to the public and will be on display in the Greenhouse Tool Room on the Montomery Place Campus, which is open daily from sunrise to sunset, including its gardens, arboretum, and three miles of hiking trails with views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. Montgomery Place mansion tours take place Saturdays, through October 21, at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Tours are $10 per person. No reservations are necessary; first come, first served. Pets are not allowed. For more information, please visit or call 845-752-5000.
Montgomery Place, a 380-acre estate adjacent to the main Bard College campus and overlooking the Hudson River, is a designated National Historic Landmark set amid rolling lawns, woodlands, and gardens, against the spectacular backdrop of the Catskill Mountains. Renowned architects, landscape designers, and horticulturists worked to create an elegant and inspiring country estate consisting of a mansion, farm, orchards, farmhouse, and other smaller buildings. The Montgomery Place estate was owned by members of the Livingston family from 1802 until the 1980s. In 1986, Livingston heir John Dennis Delafield transferred the estate to Historic Hudson Valley in whose hands it remained until 2016, when Bard acquired the property.

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This event was last updated on 06-30-2017