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August 13, 11am
Enjoy a guided 1.5-hour garden tour of Innisfree Garden's
natural and designed features, which make it such
a memorable and moving place. Admission fee: $15 non-members.
August 18, 7 pm
Hear Woods Hole (Cape Cod, MA) Research Center president Philip Duffy's presentation
"Climate Change: How to Make Progress in an Era of Fake News." Mr.Duffy will discuss
new developments in science that underscore the urgency of prompt and effective action
against climate change, and what role states and cities can assume to achieve progress.
The talk will take place at the amphitheateer of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies,
2401 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook


September 2, 11 am
Explore the extraordinary array of native plants at Innisfree with George Petty,
a life-long naturalist, poet, and author of Hiking the New Jersey Highlands:
ilderness in Your Backyard.
Wear walking shoes. Admission fee.
September 9, 5 pm
Visit the fine Italianate Wethersfield Garden, with sweeping panoramic
views, created by financier and philanthropist Chauncey Stillman,
before the lecture: "All the Presidents' Gardens" by Marta McDowell,
who teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden.
She has also written about Emily Dickenson's and Beatrix Potter's gardens.
Light refreshments and book signing follow. Free admission. Lecture is in the Carriage House.
257 Pugsley Hill Rd., Amenia
September 23, 11 am
Behind the Scenes tour of Innisfree Garden: Water in the Garden
(Hudson River Valley Ramble). Learn the water management methods
employed for aesthetic and ecological effects, centered on the
garden's 40-acre Tyrrel Lake. Wear walking shoes. Admission fee.


October 7, 5pm
Peter Hatch oversaw the vegetable gardens at Monticello,
Thomas Jefferson's house and gardens near Charlottesville, VA.,
for 35 years. Come to Mr. Hatch's animated talk, "A Rich Spot
of Earth" and the reception that follows, compliments of
Friends of Wethersfield. At the Carriage House.
257 Pugsley Hill Rd., Amenia