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Outdoor Living House & Garden Tour
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Palisades, NY
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Outdoor Living House & Garden Tour
This self-guided House & Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm and will begin at 348 Route 9W in Palisades, NY. Tour will be followed by a Garden Party Reception with wine, hors d'oeuvres  and live music from 3-5 pm.
Rain date is Sunday, June 11 -- all ticket holders will be notified if rescheduled.

Tickets are $35 in advance online and $40 by cash or check ONLY on the day of the tour.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOUR BOOKLET IS REQUIRED for entry into all homes, reception and the shuttle.

All proceeds will benefit the Ruth Schaeffer Scholarship Fund at Blue Rock School, which makes an alternative education more accessible to children throughout the region.

NOTE: Water for your reusable water bottle will be available throughout the day (generously provided by ShopRite of West Nyack).  

This spring, a handful of Rockland County's most stunning private outdoor spaces will be open to the public to enjoy for one day. The grounds and gardens on this tour are exquisitely landscaped and bedecked with summer kitchens, gazebos, pergolas, pools and fire places. Come see the fun and creative ways homeowners have found to bring the inside out and optimize their natural surroundings to entertain, relax and unwind.

Nestled into the river villages of Snedens Landing, Grandview and Nyack, the featured homes and grounds evoke the gentility and leisure pursuits of a bygone era in a variety of landscape architecture idioms from elegantly laid out formal gardens to wild spaces overlooking the river with an organic, artistic vibe. This charming, waterfront enclave has long provided a retreat from city life for such illustrious artists and style makers as Mikhail Baryshnikov (whose former home is included on the tour), Björk, Al Pacino, William Hurt, Rosie ODonnell and various Baldwin brothers. Properties are as divergently and ingeniously designed as a Queen Anne with a gracious wraparound porch perfect for high tea (and cocktail hour!) enveloped by an expansive lawn for croquet and badminton and a luxurious Gatsby-esque stone and slate patio that winds down to the Hudson river; to the expansive and bucolic grounds of renowned artist Grace Knowltons estate, once grazing pastures, now sculpture gardens showcasing her original work; to the home originally built by the award-winning childrens books illustrators, Berta and Elmer Hader, who fell instantly in love with the natural and rugged landscape of this majestic stone house on an old quarry site. The current owners, Mark and Lainie, cherish a copy of the book inspired by this property, The Little Stone House, in which Mrs. Doe dreamed of a house with a garden full of flowers.

This event is generously supported by our premier sponsors Weld Realty and D&D Tree & Landscaping and also by Green Mountain Energy, Steve Griggs Design, Jo Machinist Architect, Rockland Conservatory of Music, Solar Maximum, and  Wright Bros. Real Estate. Reception fare courtesy of Rockland Roots.

About Blue Rock School: Located on a charming, four-acre wooded campus in West Nyack, Blue Rock School is the Lower Hudson Valleys only progressive, independent day school. Unique among private schools, Blue Rock is committed to fostering a non-elitist community of students from diverse economic backgrounds (over fifty percent of the schools families receive some form of financial assistance). Offering a test-and-grade-free learning environment that nurtures childrens' natural curiosity and innate love of learning, the school embraces a holistic and hands-on approach.  In small class settings, our interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes the arts, nature and play and encourages creativity, depth of learning, critical thinking and confident self-expression.  A great alternative for grades K-8, Blue Rock is a truly dynamic and joyful learning community. During the summer months, Blue Rock also offers Summer Play Camp, a six-week recreational summer program for children ages 3 to 12, which is open to the community at large.For more information, please call 845-627-0234


Ticket Kiosk at
348 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964
United States


Education > Tours
Other > Charity
Other > Fundraisers
Other > Green

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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