Dutchess County, NY Open Day

Dutchess County, NY Open Day

The Brine Garden—Duncan & Julia Brine

Sun, Oct 15 
12:00 PM- 6:00 PM

With an emphasis on native plants, this naturalistic, six-acre garden and arboretum connects ecologically and horticulturally diverse areas. The thirty-three-year-old garden has a maturing plant collection including an allée of Taxodium d. (with knees), groups of Chionanthus v. (with drupes), and more than twenty viburnum (native and non-native), some with showy berries. Several imposing hedges of Miscanthus giganteus structure the areas and relate to the Phragmites of this formerly agrarian landscape. You will receive a property map and a plant list which indicates U.S. and Dutchess County natives. Anne Raver of the New York Times profiled this landscape designer’s garden. The Brine Garden is a chapter of Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley and Gardens of the Hudson Valley and is featured in Designer Plant Combinations, 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants, Horticulture, and Hudson Valley Magazine, among others. Duncan Brine speaks and writes about naturalistic landscape design and he’s an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden. See images on www.gardenlarge.com.

Directions: From the south (Westchester County, New York City), take Route I-684 North to the end where it becomes Route 22. Continue north about 25 minutes. From the intersection of Routes 55 and 22 in Pawling continue north about 3 miles (passing Trinity Pawling High School and gazebos on right.) Turn right onto Route 68/North Quaker Hill Road. Bear left at the first intersection onto Hurd’s Corner Road. Go 0.5 mile. Park on right side of Hurd’s Corner Road across from Bluebird Inn Road on left. Walk in on Bluebird Inn Road to last house on left.

From the north (Northern Dutchess County, Columbia County), take Route 22 south. At the intersection with Route 55 in Wingdale continue south about 4 miles. Turn left onto Route 68/North Quaker Hill Road. Bear left at the first intersection onto Hurd’s Corner Road. Go 0.5 mile. Park on right side of Hurd’s Corner Road across from Bluebird Inn Road on left. Walk in on Bluebird Inn Road to last house on left.
From Northwestern Connecticut, take Route 7 in Gaylordsville, CT, go west on Route 55 towards New York. At the “T” intersection, turn left and go to Route 22. Turn left onto Route 22 and go 4 miles. Turn left onto Route 68/North Quaker Hill Road. Bear left at first intersection onto Hurd’s Corner Road. Go 0.5 mile. Park on right side of Hurd’s Corner Road across from Bluebird Inn Road on left. Walk in on Bluebird Inn Road to last house on left.

Open Days 2017: July 30, October 15. 
Hours: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.

Buy discounted admission tickets in advance! They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase.
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance.

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