Wave Hill and New York Botanical Garden trip
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: This spectacular day will begin at Wave Hill, a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Its mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education, and the arts. The visit includes a guided tour and lunch at The Café or on your own.
After lunch, we will travel 5 miles to the New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark, featuring 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 and the new 3.5-acre Native Plant Garden designed by Oehme, van Sweden. The new native plant 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. The NYBG grounds are free on Wednesdays. Participants can purchase a NYBG All-Garden Pass for $20 that will provide access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
Transportation is a coach bus with restroom on board. The bus departs from Aurora Park Drive in Easton at 7 a.m. and from the Route 50/404 westbound Park and Ride at 7:20 a.m. An additional stop at the Route 301/291 Park and Ride for Chestertown-area participants will be added upon request. The bus will depart from NYBG at 5:30 p.m. to return to the Route 50/404 Park and Ride at approximately 9:30 p.m. and Aurora Drive at 10 p.m. Please e-mail Ginna Tiernan at firstname.lastname@example.org with your desired pick-up location.
Fee: $115 members, $140 non-members includes transportation, driver gratuity, Wave Hill admission, and guided tour at Wave Hill.
Register for the Wave Hill/New York Botanical Garden trip