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
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.
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.
MARTHA STEWART CORDIALLY INVITES YOU
View slide show of completed trip!
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.