Join Jeff Jabco and Julie Jenneyfor a bus trip to one of the premier botanical gardens in the US. NYBGis located in the Bronx and spans some 250 acres of Bronx Park. Its 50gardens and plant collections contain more than 1 million plants andinclude extraordinary displays such as the conifer arboretum,spectacular rock garden, rose garden, herbaceous and mixed bordersfeaturing groundbreaking designs and plants, 30,000 distinguished trees(many more than 200 years old), and an exquisite orchid collection.
Upon arrival we will take a tram tour together to get an overviewof the garden and then the group will be free to explore on their own –be sure to leave time for the fantastic gift shop! Lunch will be onyour own at one of the NYBG’s cafés or you can bring your own. Tripcost includes coach transportation, admission to NYBG, tram tour, andrefreshments on the bus ride home. Limited to 30. Excursions with theScott Associates are a member benefit; the non-member fee reflects themember cost of the trip plus a $40 year-long individual membership tothe Scott Associates.
Members: $95 Non-members: $135
Register online or call 610-328-8025.
Join Betsy Gullan to visit neighbors with lovelygardens in Chestnut Hill. The two couples each designed their own garden– battling invasive plants and taming steep slopes – and stillmaintain what they have created. Today Myrna and David Pope's garden isa bird and small animal sanctuary with dense plantings ofrhododendrons, azaleas, and pieris, punctuated by fruiting trees andshrubs. The additional shade-loving trees enrich the woodland textureand color. They conquered the steep slope by creating switchback pathsthat provide visual points of interest and plant surprises.
Alice and Richard Farley designed and built their house, withRichard as the architect and Alice as the landscape architect. Aftercutting down by hand more than 50 Ailanthus, their first gardenproject was planting 1,000 daffodils. Alice built the terraces andsteps on her own from the stones she dug up on site, and plantedvirtually the entire garden. The lawn and pool care are still done byRichard. Alice works primarily with native plants, but also withjudicious use of non-native ornamentals to increase year-roundinterest.
Be aware there are steep areas in both gardens; dress for rain orshine; photos for commercial/professional use require writtenpermission of the garden owners. In case of dire weather, the rain dateis May 2. Travel directions will be sent one week before the event.Limited to 25. Excursions with the Scott Associates are a memberbenefit; the non-member fee reflects the member cost of the trip plus a$40 year-long individual membership to the Scott Associates. This trip was organized for the Scott Arboretum by Betsy Gullan.
Members: $20 Non-members: $60