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12538, Garden, Hyde Park NY, landscape gardener, gardens, Rockefeller's Eyrie Garden in Maine,  great gardens of the world,18th century house, National Park Service, local artisans, History, Events, Gallery Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield

845-889-8851 
  The Beatrix Farrand Garden Association is located at 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. "Beatrix Farrand was a landscape gardener whose work defined the American taste in gardens throughout the first half of the 20th century. For generations, gardens consisted of tender and annual plants set out each year in elaborately shaped beds cut into lawn. Farrand joined the likes of England's Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson in championing the use of perennial plants in combinations based upon color harmony, bloom sequence and texture. This was the birth of the mixed border that is standard in gardens today.

"Beatrix Farrand's work represents the very epitome of her craft. As such, she was sought after by the most powerful individuals and institutions of her day. While most of her gardens have been lost to time, notable exceptions include the Rockefeller's Eyrie Garden in Maine, large portions of the Princeton and Yale campuses, and Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, D.C., indisputably one of the great gardens of the world.

"This rarified context should give present-day visitors to the Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield a better sense of the treasure that lies within its fieldstone walls. Bellefield, an elegant 18th century house remodeled by famed architects McKim, Mead and White for Thomas and Sarah Newbold, now serves as the headquarters for the National Park Service.

"The restoration has resulted in a stunning display of perfectly composed borders - pink; white; blush, cream and grey; and mauve and purple - set off by vine-traced walls and clipped hemlock hedges. Thanks to a recent grant from the Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, a third and final garden gate has been created using Farrand's own working drawings. This magnificent oak door, replete with elaborate Arts & Crafts style hardware, was handmade by local artisans, and is now installed at Bellefield."

The Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield is open to the public free of charge.

    Hours are 7 days a week, 7am to sunset.
    Closed Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Day.

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"During the growing season, we can be found working in the garden every Tuesday morning. Please stop by for a visit."

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12538, home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, FDR, National Historic Site, Visit the Home of FDR, Presidential Library & Museum, Top Cottage retreat, things to do, visiting, family events, kids section, Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hudson River Valley FDR, Franklin D. Roosevelt "Historic Site"

800-337-8474 
  The home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, a National Historic Site, is located at 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park NY 12538, Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.

"All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River. " FDR
The above quote captures FDR's connection to Springwood, the estate that he loved and the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Library was started by FDR here.

    The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site includes:

  • FDR's Springwood, the lifelong home of America's only 4-term President

  • Presidential Library and Museum

  • Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Cottage

  • Summer Programs for children and their families

  • Guided tour of FDR's home

  • Self-guided tour of the Museum, grounds, gardens, and trails of this 300-acre site.

Self-guided tour of the Museum, grounds, gardens, and trails of this 300-acre site. Start your visit at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center and watch the introductory film. Arrange for self guided tours of the Presidential Library and Museum, and Ranger-led tours of the historic home. Visit FDRs Top Cottage retreat, the place he built in 1938 to, "escape the mob" at Springwood. He also brought close friends and political allies here to discuss the state of the world or to simply relax. Designed by FDR to emulate the Dutch colonial architecture found throughout the Hudson River Valley, the structure was planned with accessibility in mind to accommodate his wheelchair and give him greater independence.

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The word is At least one day is recommended to experience Franklin D. Roosevelt, National Historic Site. Visit Springwood, Top Cottage retreat, and Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill Cottage along with the grounds, the library, family events and more.

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12545, Garden, Millbrook NY, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, public garden, Chinese landscape design, American garden Innisfree Garden

845-677-8000 
  Innisfree Garden is located at 362 Tyrell Road, Millbrook NY 12545, Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. Innisfree is a 150-acre public garden in which the ancient art of Chinese landscape design has been reinterpreted to create, without recourse to imitation, a unique American garden.

At Innisfree the visitor strolls from one three-dimensional picture to another. Streams, waterfalls, terraces, retaining walls, rocks, and plants are used not only to define areas but also to establish tension or motion. The 40-acre lake is glacial, most of the plant material is native, and the rocks have come from the immediate forest.

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