Working Gardeners Club Celebrates 90th Year Print

By Eloise Morgan, Member, Working Gardeners

Jun. 3, 2015:  Bronxville's oldest garden club, the Working Gardeners, celebrated the 90th anniversary of its founding with a garden and mansion tour and lunch at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY, on Saturday, May 23. 

Founded in 1925 by Bronxville resident Louise Beebe Wilder, a still well-respected gardener and author long after her death, the club meets monthly, except in the summer, to learn from speakers on various horticultural and gardening topics. An annual tour of a regional garden marks the spring meeting. 

Fifteen club members and guests, pictured above, toured the Boscobel gardens, which were created in the 1960s in the Beaux-Arts and Neoclassical styles to complement the 1804 Federal-style mansion on the grounds. 

Boscobel's landscape features an alley of giant maples, an apple orchard, an herb garden, a formal rose garden, brick walks, and weeping cherry trees. The beautiful setting includes views of the Hudson River, Constitution Marsh, and West Point. 

Pictured here:  Working Gardeners members at Boscobel. 

Photo by N. Bower