The Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum has announced this year’s annual garden tour will be held on Sunday, July 11 from 12:30 PM to 5 PM.
For fourteen years, the Arboretum has guided area residents on a summer tour of dozens of spectacular gardens in the Croton/Cortlandt area. Homeowners have generously opened their private gardens to the public for this ever-popular July event.
Event coordinators Gill Mader and Laura Seitz have selected a wide variety of landscape settings to be seen at a half a dozen new local sites in the self-directed auto tour. These include Croton village vegetable and flower gardens and several nearby town properties offering a variety of organic vegetable plots, diverse flower displays, and a hillside slope of grasses. Horticulturalist John Grant will guide visitors through the Pierre Van Cortlandt School vegetable garden, a student project which he supervised. The garden is sponsored by the Croton Harmon Education Foundation (CHEF).
Tickets for the tour are $20 per person or, in an Early Bird Special, two for $35. To insure advance reservations and tickets, call Laurie Salzberg (271-5871), Laura Seitz (271-3265) or Carol Shanesy (271-7645). Tour maps to guide participants to the sites, along with any remaining tickets, will be available on the Sunday of the tour, July 11, from 12:15 to 1:30 PM at Croton’s St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church at 6 Old Post Road North. Proceeds benefit the Croton Arboretum.