Our first stop will be in Far Hills at the Leonard J. Buck Garden. Developed over 30 years by Buck and Swiss landscape designer Zenon Schreiber to explore the coexistence of plants with the rocky terrain, this garden became a marvel of rock gardening. Alpines and woodland plants are showcased in this 29 acre once private, now public, garden of varied terrain and a diverse collection of plants. You can read more about this garden in the Jan./Feb. 2014 issue of Horticulture Magazine.
Bring your own lunch on this trip to enjoy a picnic on the grounds of the garden. We will provide bottled water.
Our second stop of the day will be in Short Hills at the newly renovated Greenwood Gardens. HAH last visited this garden in 2008 just as its renovation was starting. Assisted by the Garden Conservancy, the owners have brought it back to the grand estate that it once was.
Originally built in the Arts and Crafts style for real estate mogul Joseph P. Day in the early 20th century, it incorporates many fine craftsmen's work of the time. After Day died the estate passed through many owners and fell into neglect until the Blanchard family rescued what they could and added their own additions to the bones of the older place.
We will be delighted by a whole new layer of plantings added to the original gardens still enhanced by an aged patina and a framework of magnificent old trees.
Date: Thursday, May, 29, 2014, approximate time of arrival back in the Hamptons at 7pm
Pick up: Bridgehampton Community House School Street side: 7:00 AM.
Pick up: Hampton Bays LIRR Station opposite 7-Eleven: 7:20 AM.
Cost: $85.00 per person. This includes luxury bus transportation, all admissions, tours, snacks and gratuities.
Cost: $65.00 per person. All of the above WITHOUT transportation.
Payment must be made by May 12, 2014.
REGISTRATION Please call the HAH office to register for this trip, 631 537 2223.
A Tour of the Spectacular Azalea and Rhododendren Garden of
Bruce and Marianne Feller.
Bruce Feller gave a lecture to the HAH in January, 2013. His talk on "Three Seasons of Color: Fall, Winter and Spring" was so well received that he graciously offered our group a tour of his garden in Old Field, NY. Bruce has been involved in the American Rhododendron Society, NY chapter, for more than 20 years serving as board member, vice president and president. He has a showcase garden of these plants as well as a broad selection of other plants all of which are very well sited. He will personally give us a tour of this outstanding garden.
For the first stop in the morning we will visit the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. Planting Fields, the former estate of insurance magnate, William Robertson Coe, and Standard Oil heiress Mai Rogers Coe is one of the few remaining Gold Coast estates on Long Island's North Shore retaining the original 409 acres. Rolling lawns, formal gardens and sprcimen plantings as well as the Camellia Greenhouse and the Main Greenhouse with its unique seasonal display are included in this extraordinary garden.
Included in the tour will be a special lunch at a North Shore restaurant.
Cost: $100 per person including transportation, all admissions and lunch.
Morning:Tour of Planting Fields; Afternoon: Tour of B & M Feller Garden Time: 1.Pickup Bridgehampton 8:30 am 2.Pickup Hampton Bays 8:50 am
Deadline for Registration:
April 15, 2013