According to Crotonblog reader Laura Seitz, “tickets to Croton’s annual Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum Garden Tour to be held Sunday July 15, 2007, remain on sale but are selling fast.” The event, celebrating its 12th anniversary, will include visits to seven local private gardens. The gardens vary from small village gardens to large properties of historic interest, and feature shade loving plants, sunny borders, Hudson and Croton River views, woodland settings, waterfalls and pools, rock gardens, and vegetable gardens. In addition to the self-directed garden tour, a plant sale will be held at the Arboretum.
Tickets for the garden tour—limited to 200are available at $20 each, or two for $35 by calling Laura Seitz at 914-271-3265, Laurie Salzberg at 914-271-5871 or Jill Mader at 271 4216.
The Croton Arboretum, a 20-acre nature preserve of wetlands and woods, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and education and maintained by volunteers. Open free to the public 365 days a year, the Arboretum trails, including a handicapped accessible boardwalk through swamp and marshland, link up with the Brinton Brook Sanctuary and the Village Trail System. For further information, please visit their website at www.crotonarboretum.org or call Director Karen Jescavage Bernard at 914-862-4132.