Landscaping tour of Grey Towers property

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:35

MILFORD - An outdoor dining table filled with water? Turkeys made of lead? Towering trees with leaves that turn copper in the fall? These are just some of the unique features that will be explored and explained during a special landscape tour of Grey Towers National Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. Grey Towers Horticulturist Elizabeth Hawke will provide an inside look at how some of the plants, trees, buildings and other features were incorporated into the landscape design of the 1886-French Chateauesque mansion. Grey Towers, donated to the public in 1963, currently is administered by the USDA Forest Service as a museum, education and conference center. This special landscape tour differs from regular public tours because the entire program will be focused on the exterior grounds of the estate. Group size is limited and pre-registration is suggested. Regular tour fees apply. For more information or to pre-register, call 570-296-9630 or send an e-mail to