Sunday, August 21, 1:00 pm – 200 Years of Vanderbilt Landscape History


“200 Years of Landscape History” tour led by a National Park Service Ranger starts at the visitor parking area of the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites in Hyde Park, New York at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 21.

The tour concludes at the Formal Gardens where visitors may join Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association volunteers between 1pm and 3:30pm for an additional 30 minute tour.

Interpreter-guides will discuss the history of the gardens, Vanderbilt ownership and the on-going work by the Vanderbilt Garden Association which was formed in 1984 to rehabilitate and maintain the garden plantings.

Park in the Vanderbilt Mansion visitor parking lot and follow the gravel path on the south side of the mansion to the formal gardens. Tours will be canceled in the event of rain. Please call 845-229-7770 or 845-229-6432 for status if the weather is questionable.

Additional garden tours will be held September 18 and October 16.

For more garden tour information please call or email Suzanne Gillespie at 845-473-5957, sgillespie@hvc.rr.com.  Photo from the Poughkeepsie Journal.