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Excursion: Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate and Untermyer Park and Gardens

September 20, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 2:00 pm

$115 – $155

Our first stop of the day will be at Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate in Sleepy Hollow, New York. We will take a guided two hour and fifteen minute tour described as the “garden lover’s delight,” visiting the Italian garden and Adam and Eve fountain area, as well as several terraced areas featuring classical and contemporary sculpture. We will also visit the grotto, an unusual “underground” space tucked beneath the Temple of Venus.

We will then travel to Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers where former curatorial intern Timothy Tilghman has been working since 2011. Purchased in 1899, this estate was transformed into one of the most celebrated gardens in America. Now though, while the core is once again dazzling with its brilliant design, many of the outlying gardens are in ruin, lending mystery and a romantic feel. In partnership with the Yonkers Parks Department and with input from the founding Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill Marco Polo Stufano, Untermyer Gardens is continuing its restoration. Its budget for new plantings has been greatly increased and an ambitious program of planting is now underway.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible and involves climbing stairs and a lot of walking over uneven surfaces. Travel by coach with Scott Arboretum staff. Bring money to buy lunch or bring your own in an easy-to-carry way. Limit 30.

Members: $115                 Non-members: $155

Call 610-328-8025 to be added to the wait list.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The Scott Arboretum retains the right to cancel any program due to lack of enrollment or unforeseen problems.
  • No refunds are available for day bus trips.


September 20, 2018
2:00 am - 2:00 pm
$115 – $155
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Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College


Wister Center
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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(610) 328–8025