New York Botanical Garden bus trip
Friday, October 11, 2013 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Join an exceptional day at the New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark, with one of the world’s greatest collections of flora within its 250 acres of natural terrain, dramatic rock outcroppings, rolling hills, waterfalls and ponds, 50-acre old growth forest, and Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
The day will include a guided tour of the new Native Plant Garden led by Travis Beck, NYBG Landscapes and Project Manager and recent author of Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, or another talented NYBG curator. The new 3.5-acre Native Plant Garden showcases the beauty and diversity of native plants and the best in contemporary garden design. Designed by Oehme, van Sweden, this new garden combines contemporary architectural elements, dramatic water features, sustainable materials, and diverse plantings to celebrate the elegant beauty of native plants, the drama of the natural landscape, and the Garden’s commitment to education and conservation.
A gourmet bagged lunch by Abigail Kirsch will be served upon arrival at the historic and newly refurbished Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill nestled along the banks of the Bronx River. Dinner can be purchased at the Garden Café and Leon Levy Visitor Center Café – both offer homemade soups and sandwiches in addition to savory and sweet snacks.
The bus departs from Creamery Lane/Aurora Park Drive parking lot in Easton at 7 a.m. and from Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely at 7:30 a.m. An additional stop at the 301/291 Park and Ride for Chestertown-area participants will be added upon request. The bus will depart from the NYBG at 6 p.m. to return to the Arboretum at approximately 9:30 p.m. and Creamery Lane at 10 p.m. Registration required. Limit: 45
Fee: $ 125 members, $150 general public includes transportation, tip, All-Garden Pass, curator-guided tour of Native Garden, and lunch
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