Four amazing gardens await you as you discover the magic of the Hudson Valley area next August (Thursday, August 8 – Sunday, August 11).Â Discover these exceptional gardens at the 2013 American Conifer Society Annual Meeting:
1) Quaker Hill Gardens – is a spectacular 350-acre private garden owned by the Ziff family. There are over 12 miles of roads, trails and paths, 24 waterfalls, over 10,000 planted trees, 45 acres of ponds and lakes and more than 1,000 native plant species.
2) The Steinhardt Garden (pictured below) – features over 2,000 species of trees, shrubs, lilies, ferns, bulbs and perennials. Over 350 cultivars of Japanese maples are planted on a 7 acres hillside, accented by tons of stone. Along with these wonderful plants, find dozens of unusual waterfowl, llamas, zebras, wallabies, lemurs and camels.
3) Kykuit – Four generations of Rockefellers enjoyed these spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley. the gardens feature the morning and brook gardens, the Italian garden, the Adam and Eve fountain area and several terraced areas featuring classical and contemporary sculpture.
4) The Larned Gardens – details in the future
The host hotel will be The Holiday Inn at Mt. Kisco, New York.Â Look for additional meeting details at www.conifersociety.org. Registration forms should be available by April 2013.