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June 24 • 08:33 AM
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Annual Mohonk Garden Tour and Buffet Luncheon returns to Mountain House


06/15/2012 - Come, enjoy the sights and essence of Mohonk's gardens while gaining insight into how they are created and maintained at this years Mohonk Garden Tour and Luncheon hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's Master Gardener Program.

Garden enthusiasts will be guided on a two-hour walking tour of Mohonk's formal flower gardens, annual and perennial beds, and magnificent greenhouse on Thursday, June 28 at the Mohonk Mountain House located at 1000 Mountain Rest Road in New Paltz. The tours are guided by a member of Mohonk's Landscape and Garden Staff.

Tours will begin between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. followed by a buffet style lunch served at noon in the West Dining Room. This years featured presentation, "The Eccentric Garden: The Wonder of the Personal" with guest speaker, David Chinery will follow lunch.

The most interesting gardens are those that reflect the personality of their owners or creators. Chinery's presentation will examine how eccentric or personal gardens exhibit their charms in at least one of five different ways, using digital as well as film images taken during the author's travels.

David Chinery is a Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator with Rensselaer County who serves as the horticulturist and Master Gardener coordinator. He earned a B.S. degree in Plant Science from Cook College, Rutgers University, and a M.S. degree in Landscape Horticulture from The Ohio State University.

The fee is $65 per person, which includes the presentation, the gardens tour and the luncheon. Pre-registration is required no later than Friday, June 22. No refunds. If you cannot make it please send someone in your place. Participants should plan on arriving early as traffic can back up at the gate. Valet parking is available at the Mountain House.

For more information contact Master Gardener Coordinator, Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext 335.

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's community programs and events call 845-340-3990 or visit us online at www.cceulster.org . Follow us on www.facebook.com .

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) is a 501(c) 3 subordinate government agency of the State of New York under Article 5, 224(b) of the NYS County Laws organization that utilizes research based knowledge through their partnership with Cornell University. This information is disseminated through their on-going community programming in the areas of Agriculture, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Science and Environmental programs held throughout Ulster County.

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