GREAT ESTATES GARDEN & LANDSCAPE TOUR

Saturday and Sunday
July 17 and 18
11am   12pm   1pm

Mount Gulian, in cooperation with Dutchess Tourism and 6 additional historic sites, invites visitors to explore our unique horticultural history on July 17 and 18.  Garden tours will be given at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm.  Learn about the garden’s origins, evolution, and notable gardeners, including the story of James F. Brown, a fugitive slave who worked as the estate’s master gardener after his freedom was purchased by the Verplanck family, and Virginia Verplanck whose literary contributions include two gardening books, Every Day in My Garden and A Year in My Garden from the early 20th century.  Learn tips, tricks, and techniques from the past that kept gardens green and glorious, and about the gardeners who committed their garden work to page.  Admission to this special program is: $12 adults; $10 seniors; $6 youngsters (6-18 years).  Children under 6 and Mount Gulian member are free.  Reservations are required.  Please call 845-831-8172 or info@mountgulian.org