Hudson River Ramble
REVISED: Was "Back to School Bus Trip"
The Friends and DIG IT! Magazine are teaming up again to bring you another exceptional garden tour. Leave the driving to us as you enjoy going on a “Hudson River Ramble” for a day of gardens, history and, yes, a college! The itinerary includes the Blithwood Garden at Bard College, lunch in beautiful Rhinebeck, New York and finally Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson.
Register by September 5
The bus leaves the Arboretum Parking lot at 8:45 am SHARP and returns at approximately 6:00 pm
Blithewood Garden at Bard College
Blithewood Garden is a formal Italianate walled garden on the banks of the Hudson River. Created in 1830 by Andrew Jackson Downing, renowned landscape architect, the garden has since undergone several owners and renovations. Located on the western side of the Beaux-Arts Levy Institute, the garden offers magnificent views of the Hudson and Catskill Mountains. Enjoy a 1-hour tour with head gardener Bessina Harrar or wander on your own.
Lunch in Rhinebeck, New York
Lunch in Rhinebeck is not to be missed! From the corner of Market and Montgomery Streets, there are bistros, historic taverns, a Mediterranean trattoria, regional-sustainable restaurants, pastry shops and pizza parlors all within two blocks. They represent a variety of cuisines and prices for you to choose from.
Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson
Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson is a showplace for the Romantic Movement landscape era. It includes water features, garden “rooms”, an arboretum, greenhouse and more. Tours of the house and grounds will be offered.
Leave 8:45a SHARP
Return approx. 6:00p