Tour beautiful, historic gardens at Graycliff starting June 5

picking garden at Graycliff in Derby NY
This 2021 photo shows the picking garden, one of the sights you’ll encounter on the landscape tour at Graycliff. Right now the peonies are budding and should be open for the first tour this year on June 5. Photo courtesy Graycliff

Learn more about the beautiful and historic gardens during landscape tours at Graycliff, 6472 Old Lake Shore Rd., Derby.

The tours will be held at 10:30 a.m. every other Sunday. Dates are:

  • June 5, 19
  • July 3, 17, 31
  • Aug. 14, 28

The 90-minute landscape tour focuses on the history and restoration of Graycliff’s historic gardens and grounds. It includes the first floor of the main house, designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Wright created the initial design of the landscape, and you’ll hear about the important additional designs of Ellen Biddle Shipman, a pioneering Arts and Crafts landscape designer whose classic garden designs are known throughout the country.

The tour is led by a docent who has specialized knowledge related to the plant life on the property.

Tickets are $35 for the public and $20 for students. Graycliff members also save (login online for benefits, or call Graycliff staff at 716-947-9217). Book your tour here. 

2 Comments on “Tour beautiful, historic gardens at Graycliff starting June 5

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