The walk will include identification of plants as walkers move across the lawn, among bushes and shrubs, along the stone walls that channel the brook, under trees of which some were growing when Gerrit Smith walked the landscape. Docents for the Estate will accompany the tour to briefly comment on the history and the structures as they relate to the land.
Rebecca McElheny is the guide for the event. McElheny has a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley University in Doylestown PA, interned at Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia PA, and worked on native plant propagation in Pipersville PA.
This event is free and open to the public, and will be held from 2 to 4 pm. Registration for the tour will begin at 1 pm in the Gerrit Smith Estate carriage barn at 5304 Oxbow Road, Peterboro. For more information visit the Gerrit Smith Estate website or email email@example.com.
Photo of the grounds of the Gerrit Smith Estate provided.