Special Events at the Garden

The Auxiliary of the Clark Botanic Garden
invites you to the

Autumn Sip & Stroll

Saturday, September 23, 2017
4 pm – 6 pm
Clark Botanic Garden’s Clark House and Patio

  • Wine tasting and light refreshments
  • Live music
  • Basket of cheer raffle
  • A twilight garden tour!

Reserve your space by September 16!

» Download the registration form (PDF)

Sip and Stroll – A Twilight Wine Tasting & Garden Stroll

Sip and Stroll – A Twilight Wine Tasting & Garden Stroll

Bus Trip to Landcraft & Cooperage Inn

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Bus leaves the Garden at 8am, and returns approximately 6pm

Fee: $90 for members, $105 for non-members or guests

Join us on our bus trip as we tour (at 10:00am) one of the most unusual and beautiful gardens on Long Island – Landcraft Environments in Mattituck. Having seen an increase in gardening with tender, exotic and tropical plants, the owners have been in the forefront of this gardening trend and constantly grow and cultivate new cultures from all over the world. “To enter this exquisite Mattituck garden is to experience the wonder of India, the flora of the Himalayas, and the landscape of Japan without leaving the North Fork.” The property features a 4-acre garden with a hideaway tiki hut, two ponds, a 12-seat handcrafted dining table, and hundreds of local and exotic plants from around the world.

At 12:30pm, we will board the bus and head to the Cooperage Inn in Baiting Hollow, for lunch. Our menu consists of a green salad, an entrée choice of chicken breast, thick cut pork chop, Atlantic salmon, Rigatoni a la Vodka, or flat iron steak. Chocolate Mousse is our dessert along with coffee or tea. Unlimited soft drinks are available, and a cash bar for those who wish an alcoholic drink. Please indicate your entrée choice on the form.

After lunch, we will board the bus and head to Briemere Farms for a quick visit to purchase their famous, delicious pies and baked goods.

Space is limited so register now!

» Download the itinerary and registration form (PDF)

Landcraft Environments in Mattituck

Cooperage Inn

Trip to Kykuit & Union Church

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Bus leaves the Garden at 9:30am, and returns approximately 7:00pm

Fee: $100 for members, $115 for non-members or guests

Our Fall bus trip takes us to Sleepy Hollow, an historic river town of Westchester County, to tour Kykuit, home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Kykuit – Dutch for “lookout” – is the Hudson Valley’s most exceptional historic home. The Classic Tour includes the main floor of the house complete with its fine furnishings and art; the subterranean art galleries; the Inner Garden and West Terrace, with spectacular views of the Hudson River and the outdoor sculpture collection; and finally the mammoth Coach Barn with its collection of antique carriages and classic automobiles. For those of you who have never visited Kykuit and Union Church, you are in for a special treat; one can visit it over and over again because it is that spectacular.

At 11:30am, we will begin the day with a 45-minute guided tour of Union Church Of Pocantico Hills. Works of Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, two modern-day masters, are featured in the spectacular stained glass windows at this beautiful church built by the Rockefeller family in the early 20th century. The building boasts the only cycle of church windows created by Chagall in the United States.

At 12:15pm, the bus will take us up the road to enjoy a buffet lunch at the Café at Philipsburg Manor, an early 17th century farm. Lunch will consist of assorted sandwiches and wraps; choice of two: potato salad, Caesar salad or Garden salad, fresh fruit salad and cookie/brownie platter. Lunch includes a drink setup. Coffee and tea are available for sale at the café.

At approximately 1:45pm, we will get ready to board a private Kykuit bus for the 2pm tour, the 2:15pm, and 2:30pm tours of Kykuit. Each tour runs 2 to 2 1/4 hours.

Please register quickly as the trips fill up fast.

» Download the itinerary and registration form (PDF)


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