BENEFITING: GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM
EVENT DATE: Oct 14, 2017
DAYS TO GO: 19
Laura Sadowski wrote -
Last year, we raised raised more than $1,000 to support the ongoing maintenance of the gardens on George Eastman's National Historic Landmark estate. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
In his time, George Eastman’s urban estate functioned as both a working farm and an elegant floral setting for entertaining.
This year’s goal is $1,500 and funds raised will be used to paint the grape arbor located in the Rock Garden, across from the George Eastman Museum's main entrance.
Alling DeForest designed this informal garden rocky landscape, which functioned as a hidden picturesque destination for Eastman’s guests following a stroll through the property. In Eastman’s time, a network of paths and drives connected it to all the other gardens on the estate, as well as to the greenhouses, poultry yard, orchard, and the stable.
Today, the gardens at the Eatman Museum welcome visitors from May through September for daily guided tours, self-guided strolls, summertime concerts, and special events.