Trip: Gardens of Splendor: Tour New York’s Untermyer Gardens Conservancy & Wave Hill with Special Guest Tom Christopher
September 29 @ 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Enjoy the spectacular landscapes of some of New York’s most beautiful gardens on Wednesday, September 29, when CT Hort, along with Friendship Tours, offers a guided day-long tour of New York’s Untermyer Gardens Conservancy and Wave Hill’s gardens. Joining the trip is special guest and horticulture expert Tom Christopher, who will share his expertise and insider’s knowledge during the tour. He is a long-time member of CT Hort, the winner of the Society’s 2017 Mehlquist Award, and one of our most popular meeting speakers. His most recent discussion for CT Hort was in May, when he introduced discussion-goers to Wave Hill.
Once called “America’s Most Spectacular Garden,” Untermyer Gardens is a 46-acre former estate that is now a public garden. It includes multiple garden areas including a Walled Garden, a grand Vista, a Ruin Garden, the Temple of Love, a Rhododendron Walk and a Rock and Stream Garden. A horticultural docent will give a guided tour.
A 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s landscapes also serve as the backdrop for its programs in horticulture, education and the arts. It is also the subject of one of Mr. Christopher’s books, Nature Into Art.
The trip costs $120/non-members or $116/CT Horticultural Society members and includes round-trip motorcoach transportation, admission, guided tours of both gardens, a Friendship Tours tour director and a boxed lunch.
Tour-goers can either meet at 7:30am in the Manchester Park & Ride Commuter Lot at Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road*, or at 8am at Emanuel Synagogue at 160 Mohegan Drive (park in the rear along the back-tree line).
The trip is non-refundable. To reserve, go to www.friendshiptours.net or call Friendship Tours at 860-243-1630. (*This is a new pickup point for CHS trips instead of East Hartford).