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Autumn landscape tour planned at Grey Towers


October 11, 2012

MILFORD, PA — Brilliant red, yellow and orange leaves will be ablaze for the annual autumn landscape tour of Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, on Saturday, October 13 at 1:30 p.m. Participants should meet in the Visitor Pavilion in the Grey Towers parking lot. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

“Evolution of the Grey Towers Landscape: Autumn in Cornelia’s Gardens,” will feature the foliage displays of the native shrubs, the Japanese maple and the European copper beeches planted by Gov. Gifford Pinchot, among other favorites.

Grey Towers horticulturist Elizabeth Hawke will provide an inside look at how some of the landscape plants, trees and buildings were incorporated into the design of the 1886 French Chateauesque mansion estate by the Pinchot family.

Group size is limited and pre-registration is suggested. Regular tour fees apply. Participants can tour the mansion for half-price following the landscape tour with a special tour package price.

For more information or to pre-register, call 570/296-9630 or email greytowers@fs.fed.us.