Guided Garden and Arboretum Tours at Blithewood
Saturday, September 23, 2023
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT/GMT-4Blithewood Gardens and Arboretum and the Garden Conservancy will host guided tours of the Blithewood estate at Bard College on Saturday, September 23, providing an immersive experience into the history of the grounds as well as the horticultural and cultural significance of the site. Participants will learn about the historic plantings, architecture, and what is in bloom at the gardens while enjoying the natural splendor of the grand landscape overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.
Tours will take place from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm and from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Registration will include a gift of one starter plant for each registrant. Reservations are required. Please visit gardenconservancy.org to reserve your spot.
Blithewood Garden is considered a nationally significant Beaux Arts, Italianate garden with important connections to the evolution of American landscape design and is one of the few intact Hudson River estate gardens that remain from the Gilded Age. At over 100 years old, Blithewood has been greatly diminished by the passage of time, and Bard College has partnered with the Garden Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and share America’s gardens, on the restoration of Blithewood Garden. All proceeds from this event will support the rehabilitation of the grounds.
For more information, call 845-758-6822.
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT/GMT-4