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Events - Vanderbilt Gardeners' Showcase

Designers Preparing Gardens 

for First Vanderbilt Gardeners’ Showcase

Grand Opening on Saturday, June 2

CENTERPORT, N.Y. (May 16, 2018) – Eleven local nurseries and garden designers are digging, planting and mulching vigorously in various areas of the William K. Vanderbilt II Estate. They are participating in the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s first Gardeners’ Showcase.

  Vanderbilt Estate Boathouse. Vanderbilt Museum photo.


While May visitors may see many of these works-in-progress, the grand opening will be Saturday, June 2. The showcase will run through Sunday, September 30.

Reinheimer, executive director of the Vanderbilt, said “I am grateful for the enthusiastic response from the landscaping and gardening community to volunteer their talents to beautify this historic estate. These floral artisans, as well as our own veteran corps of accomplished volunteer gardeners, are investing their time, labor and resources.  Their enhancements will be enjoyed by more than 30,000 visitors this summer. We hope to continue this collaboration for many years.”

The 43-acre waterfront estate of William K. Vanderbilt II (1878-1944), which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the last remaining Gold Coast estates on the North Shore of Long Island, and a popular destination for more than 100,000 regional and international travelers each year.

Participants include Gro Girl Horticultural Therapy, Pal-O-Mine Equestrian J-Step Program, Sacred Gardens, Dina Yando Landscape & Perennial Garden Design / North Service Nursery, Landscapes by Bob Dohne, Inc., Carlstrom Landscapes, Inc., Mossy Pine Garden & Landscape Design, Mother Earth’s Landscape & Nursery, Centerport Garden Club, Joe deGroot Designs, Inc., and Vanderbilt Volunteer Gardeners. Each group will be identified by signage at their showcase site.


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