July 2017 NewsFlash

Farm to Table: Explore the Landscape at Grey Towers

A unique look at the early 20th century landscape design and vision at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA, will be the focus of a free lecture and walk on Saturday, July 8, beginning at 4 pm. Reservations are suggested as seating is limited.

Author and landscape architect Bibi Gaston will present the lecture "Cornelia Pinchot’s Farm to Table: Birds, Bees and Guernseys." She will include a discussion of various landscape features on the estate grounds, including apiaries, plantings, stonework, cows and game birds. The lecture will begin at 4 pm in the tented Pool Terrace behind the mansion.

At 5:30 pm Ms. Gaston will lead a brief walk about the grounds, pointing out some of the landscape features that will be discussed in her program.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided by the Grey Towers Heritage Association there will be an opportunity to meet with Ms. Gaston. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for uneven terrain.

Cornelia Pinchot began making changes to the landscape surrounding the Grey Towers mansion after 1914, when she married Gifford Pinchot, conservationist and two-term governor of Pennsylvania. Today some of her landscape designs are the most popular features at the National Historic Site.

For more Information or to make a reservation please call 570-296-9625 or send an email to

Cornelia Pinchot worked in the Grey Towers landscape to help fully realize her exterior design vision. She is shown here planting apple trees in the meadow.

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