Cocktails in Great Gardens
June 29, 5 - 7 p.m. This event is sold out!
A private garden in Kinderhook, New York
An allée of mature maple trees welcomes you to the home and gardens at this lovely Kinderhook, New York property. The main garden was conceived as a contained counterpoint to the surrounding farmland with a series of spaces, each with its own character. A kitchen garden of boxwood parterres and espaliered pears is planted with summer vegetables and herbs; the main lawn is enclosed by a boxwood and hornbeam hedge with a visual break revealing a view to the pond, fields, and mountains beyond.
On the south side of the lawn, one path leads to the tranquil Secret Garden, enveloped by old twisted yews, hemlocks and hollies, that includes a perennial garden of both sun and shade plants. Additional paths interrupt the hornbeam hedge leading to a crab apple garden, the small pear room and the pool area, which includes restored farm buildings, one of which is now the pool house. The pool is flanked by a wavy yew hedge and provides an alternate view into the Secret Garden through a hedge of oakleaf hydrangea. Outside the contained gardens are a greenhouse, vegetable and cutting garden to explore and enjoy in the waning summer light.
When: July 27, 2018 5:00 p.m.
Cocktails in Great Gardens
The Climbery, Germantown, New York
Featured in The New York Times, Perennial Magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens, The Climbery is both a private garden and a not-for-profit foundation. Upon purchasing the property 30 years ago, Barbara Packer admired the one clematis in residence which became the inspiration for what is now the largest private clematis collection in the world. The seven-acre property overlooking the Roeliff Jansen Kill is a whimsical wonderland of garden sculptures, statuary and furnishings, intriguing planters and containers, nine pond gardens, and garden rooms accentuated by fanciful surprises.
Of special note are the gazebo and hosta gardens and the round, corner, hill, allée and greenhouse gardens, all developed one at a time to shape the landscape and provide a backdrop for garden art including a life-size horse and bull created from repurposed cans, and an eye-catching sculpture defined by circles welded to form an enormous ball. A visit to this garden is sure to be a summer highlight as we are joined by friends old and new for “Cocktails in Great Gardens.”
Cancellations: To cancel your reservation, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days’ notice prior to the event, we will refund you less an administrative fee equaling 25% of the program cost. Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before an event.