Grey Towers May programs; Tours, garden walk, Audubon lecture
MILFORD, PA — The gardens at Grey Towers National Historic Site are awakening from their winter slumber, drawing visitors to the historic mansion for a number of public programs offered in May. The estate entrance is at 122 Old Owego Tpk.
On Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m., learn about the garden landscape, which includes hundreds of flowering bulbs and sweet cherry trees, from horticulturist Elizabeth Hawke. Meet at the visitor pavilion in the parking lot rain or shine. Sturdy, comfortable footwear is recommended. The cost is $8 adults/$7 seniors, exact change preferred. Call 570/296-9630 for information.
On Saturday, May 31, at 5:30 p.m., attend a free lecture to hear how John James Audubon’s extraordinary painting of birds contributed to Americans’ heightened appreciation for nature. Light refreshments will be served by the Gifford Pinchot Audubon Society, which is co-hosting the program.
The 2014 Grey Towers regular tour season begins Memorial Day weekend. Guided tours of the mansion are offered seven days a week on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On weekends at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. visitors can tour all three floors of the mansion.