September 21, 2017

A Garden Tour for the Pacific Horticulture Society

There's always something new to see during tours of my Bedford, New York farm.

Yesterday, I opened my gardens to the Pacific Horticulture Society, a non-profit resource for west coast gardeners, designers, horticulturists, and other plant enthusiasts. PHS works to inform and inspire members through its quarterly publication "Pacific Horticulture", its web site, and its local and international study programs. One of the events was a five-day tour of several botanical institutions and private gardens in New York City and the Hudson River Valley, including a visit to Cantitoe Corners, my farm in Bedford. The group of 25 was led by Bob Hyland, accomplished plantsman, designer, and owner of Contained Exuberance, Contemporary Pots & Plantings for the Garden in Portland, Oregon.

Before leaving for a busy day at the office, I stopped to greet the group and to welcome them to my home. My head gardener, Ryan McCallister, then guided everyone through my many gardens, groves and allees. Here are some photos - enjoy.