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Annual Croton Arboretum Garden Tour Set for July 11

July 6, 2010

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.


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