Great Estates Garden & Landscape Weekend Takes Over Dutchess County
Explore the gardens and landscapes of Dutchess County’s Great Estates along the Hudson River. You can always experience the outdoor beauty of these estates from the Revolutionary War, the Gilded Age, and the World War II eras on your own or attend an outdoor event anytime, but you don't want to miss the Great Estates Garden & Landscape Weekend August 12-13, 2023.
Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) invites the public to explore the grounds of Dutchess County’s great estates during the Great Estates Garden & Landscape Weekend, August 12-13, 2023. Visitors can explore the scenic landscapes of the majestic homes along the Hudson and experience outdoor guided and self-guided tours and workshops.
Events include tours of Innisfree Garden, named one of the world's ten best gardens; a Bollywood dance lesson at the Beatrix Farrand Garden at the Home of FDR National Historic Site; and access to rarely seen historic photographs and a discussion of historic landscape and gardening technology at Locust Grove Estate.
Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown
Self-guided tours on Saturday, August 12, and Sunday, August 13
Innisfree Garden, Millbrook
Curator's Tour: “Gardens of Peace” on Saturday, August 12, at 10:30 a.m.
Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie
Guided tour of historic gardens and buildings with Director Ken Snodgrass at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, and Sunday, August 13
Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon
Great Estates Garden Tours on Sunday, August 13, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Roosevelt Home Garden and the Beatrix Farrand Garden at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park
Bollywood Dancing Workshop with Arobi Hanif in the Beatrix Farrand Garden at the Home of FDR on Sunday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Digital Garden Tour with the National Park Service app. Park grounds and gardens are available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Download free through the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburg
Guided Landscape Walk of Staatsburgh’s Grounds: “What You See and What You Don’t See” on Saturday, August 12, at 10 a.m.
Macramé Workshop on Staatsburgh’s Portico on Sunday, August 13, at 3 p.m.
Self-Guided Tours of Staatsburgh’s Grounds
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park
Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck
Garden and Landscape Tour on Saturday, August 12, at 10 a.m.