Thursday, June 15, 2017

Farm To Table, Explore The Landscape Of Gifford Pinchot’s Grey Towers July 8

A unique look at the early 20th century landscape design and vision at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pike County will be the focus of a free lecture and walk on July 8 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Author and landscape architect Bibi Gaston will present the lecture "Cornelia Pinchot’s Farm to Table: Birds, Bees and Guernseys." She will include a discussion of various landscape features on the estate grounds, including apiaries, plantings, stonework, cows and game birds.
The lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the tented Pool Terrace behind the mansion.
At 5:30 p.m. Ms. Gaston will lead a brief walk about the grounds, pointing out some of the landscape features that will be discussed in her program.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided by the Grey Towers Heritage Association there will be an opportunity to meet with Ms. Gaston. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for uneven terrain.
Cornelia Pinchot began making changes to the landscape surrounding the Grey Towers mansion after 1914, when she married Gifford Pinchot, conservationist and two-term governor of Pennsylvania. Today some of her landscape designs are the most popular features at the National Historic Site.
Reservations are suggested as seating is limited.
For more Information or to make a reservation please call 570-296-9625 or send an email to
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Grey Towers Heritage Association.  Click Here to sign up for updates from the Association, Like them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter, visit their YouTube Channel, become part of their Google+ Circle and follow them on Instagram.
 Also visit the Grey Towers Historic Site website and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation website for information on its conservation research and policy programs.  Click Here to sign up for the Institute’s regular updates.
(Photo: Cornelia Pinchot worked in the Grey Towers landscape to help fully realize her exterior design vision. She is shown here planting apple trees in the meadow.)

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