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Reeves-Reed Arboretum goes to the Vanderbilt Mansion and Rhinebeck
Thursday, October 20, 8:30 am to 7 pm
Summit, NJ: Join Reeves-Reed Arboretum on a trip to discover the beauty, charm, and inspiration of the gilded glory of yesteryear as we visit the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Rhinebeck, NY.
Our first stop is Hyde Park, home of one of the oldest and most venerable of the Hudson River estates, the Vanderbilt Mansion. A guided, walking tour of the mansion offers a window into the philosophy of the American country house, the lives of its domestic staff, and its relationship to the surrounding community. Stroll the grounds that boast centuries old trees, p Italianate gardens, and stunning views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains in full fall foliage. After touring the mansion, our group will move onto the Village of Rhinebeck for lunch, shopping, and sightseeing. Rhinebeck is a sophisticated four-corner village steeped in Dutch history and scenic beauty, tree-lined streets and unique specialty shops. The day will be capped off with a wine and cheese reception at the historic Beekman Arms Inn, America's oldest continuously operating hotel, located in the center of the Village.
To register for the Reeves-Reed Arboretum Gilded Glory trip, on October 20, please visit our website, www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call Joyce Zemsky at 908-273-8787 x 1414. The fee for this event is $65 for RRA members, $80 for non-members. Not yet an RRA member? Call now or log on to our website and sign up today.
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from dawn till dusk, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum....a place to grow, for everyone!