Touring Topics

Martha's Vineyard Trip

Trip completed see pix.
From Tuesday, September 13, 2011 through Thursday, September 15th, 2011 with a special visit to the
Polly Hill Arboretum.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

We will all meet at the Orient Point ferry on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011. There is free parking at Orient Point and if you need transportation, we will coordinate and car pool people from the Hamptons.

10:00 a.m. Leave on the fast ferry to New London, CT.
10:45 a.m. Luxury motor coach will meet us for a garden tour and lunch in Stonington, Ct., a charming town on Long Island Sound.
2:30 p.m. Depart for Woods Hole and Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.
5:15 p.m. Transfer to Vineyard Square Hotels and Suites in Edgartown. The hotel overlooks the historic waterfront -steps away from shopping and dining in Edgartown. Rooms are charming and tea is served every afternoon.
6:30-7:45 p.m. Cocktail reception for group in hotel.
8:00 p.m. Dinner at upscale restaurant in Edgartown featuring continental cuisine and fabulous seafood specialties.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Continental Breakfast at hotel
9:30 a.m. Pick up for special tour of the Polly Hill Arboretum. 12:00- 5:00 p.m. Lunch and Sightseeing Tour of Martha’s Vineyard Island. Stops include a tour of Mytoi Japanese Garden. Dinner on your own.

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Continental breakfast at hotel
9:30 a.m. Tour of one to two private gardens in Martha’s Vineyard
12:00 p.m. Lunch with group
2:30 p.m. Ferry to Woods Hole and transfer to luxury coach for trip to New London Ferry. Box Dinner will be offered on bus. Fast ferry to Orient Point.
Arrive in Orient Point at 8:00 p.m.

Discount offered for early registration.
March 1, 2010
Trip Completed see slide show.
The Philadelphia Flower Show

April 21, 2010 Wednesday Trip Completed see slide show.The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, with a special tour of the garden in the heart of cherry blossom week led by President, Scot Medbury. There will also be time for you to visit the Brooklyn Museum adjacent to the BBG if you wish. Arrangements can also be made for members from the NYC area to join the tour there without using the bus. See page 7 of the March issue of the HAH newsletter for an application.
Tour Completed - View Slide Show
Storm King Art Center
Mountainville, NY
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009
Join us for an exciting day at Storm King Art Center -Details are here!

Tour Completed - View Slide Show
Wave Hill and the NY Botanical Gardens
Bronx, NY
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009
Join us for an exciting day in the Bronx visiting Wave Hill and the NYBG. -Details are here!

Tour Completed - View Slide Show
The Tropical Gardens at SUNY
Farmingdale, Long Island
Monday, August 3, 2009

For the first time ever, the HAH will be visiting this unbelievable garden, a trip that has taken us three years to organize. In August as you enter this remarkable four-acre teaching garden you will find a series of theme gardens and rooms developed since the 1930's. The entrance is flanked by brugmansia overhead, and by purple tradescantia and ipomoea batatas "Margarita" under foot. Richard Iverson, professor of ornamental horticulture has created a brazen paradise of exotic splendor with big leafed tropicals and common house plants. Enjoy long borders of this sub tropical garden planted out with tender annuals punctuated with large forms of tibouchina, phormium, and alocasia macrorrhiza (giant taro). For those unfamiliar with these terms the professor and one of his four design students will be accompanying us through the garden.
In the afternoon, we have been invited to visit the ISABEL HUBBARD private Day Lily Display Garden also in Farmingdale. Ms. Hubbard has hundreds of varieties of day lilies which should be at their best; it is another garden which will be an HAH first.

COST: $65 p/p for members and their guests.

The tour includes Hampton Jitney Deluxe coach, Jitney escort, guided tours, entrance fees, donations and snacks. The tour is limited to 45 people. First come, first serve.
Please mail your checks for this tour before, and not later than JULY 15, 2009
DEPART:Bridgehampton Community House Parking lot 9:00am (bus will arrive at 8:30am)
Hampton Bays LIRR Station 9:20am
In an effort to keep costs down, you are invited to bring a delectable brown bag lunch of your own making plus something to drink, which you may enjoy on the bus as we drive from SUNY to the Hubbard garden.

YES, I/we am interested in the Tropical Garden Tour! More information and payment form.

The Alice Levien Garden & Peconic River Herb Farm!
View slide show of completed day trip!

-----------MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009------------
We’ll visit two wonderful sites on the North Fork. We have been invited to see the beautiful garden designed by HAH member Alice Levien. Her home in Cutchogue will be bursting with spring blooming bulbs, annuals, and early flowering shrubs and perennials. Her garden will only be open to members from 10:30 am until Noon.

Next you can visit The Peconic River Herb Farm. This is a gardener’s paradise located on 14 scenic riverfront acres. They carry a wide variety (over 1,000) of plants and herbs, many of which are hard to find. The setting is inspiring with rustic paths, fountains, statuary, arches and a beautiful vista in which you can enjoy a picnic. Bring your own BROWN BAG LUNCH. Seating is available along the riverfront; cold drinks are available for purchase. The very knowledgeable staff can help you in selection of plants. If you paint or do photography stay after lunch and indulge your hobby.

Cantitoe Corners

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Ms. Stewart’s home in Katonah New York, is a 153-acre property which was first settled in 1784. Her home reminds one of a small village with a series of houses and out buildings. She resides in the 1925 farmhouse known as the Winter House. Adjacent to that is the original Colonial house known as the Summer House, and there is a tenant’s cottage for her daughter’s use.
There are 45,000 Daffodil Bulbs in 45 different varieties, and nearly 1,300 new trees planted since her arrival, as well as a hedge of Korean Tiles. There is a peony garden with 200 different plants which will be in full bloom, and a “Boxwood Room” next to the Summer House.
After viewing the garden enjoy a luncheon at -CRABTREE’S KITTLE HOUSE INN- built in 1790, and now serving world-class Progressive American Cuisine.

We have another garden to visit in the afternoon after Martha Stewart. Bedford House has a French inspired garden which House and Garden says “combines echoes of antiquity with a startling modernism that is rare in a private garden.” The garden belongs to an internationally recognized interior designer and will be a perfect way to end our day in Westchester County.