Annual Mohonk garden tour and luncheon returns

The view from the summer house at Mohonk includes a graceful rustic sphere sharing space with the tulips. (photo by Lauren Thomas)

The view from the summer house at Mohonk includes a graceful rustic sphere sharing space with the tulips. (photo by Lauren Thomas)

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Master Gardener Program will host the annual garden tour and luncheon at Mohonk Mountain House on Thursday, June 13. Garden enthusiasts will be guided on a two-hour walking tour of Mohonk’s formal flower gardens, annual and perennial beds and greenhouse. Tours will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a buffet-style lunch served at 12:30 p.m. in the west dining room.

After lunch, Marie Iannotti will discuss “Practically Gardening…or gardening wisdom I learned from the Beatles.” Iannotti has been writing, photographing and speaking about gardens for 20 years. Her writing has been featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide and she has been featured on numerous radio shows and podcasts, including Martha Stewart Radio and National Public Radio. She is a longtime Master Gardener and a former Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture Educator.

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The fee is $70. Pre-registration is required no later than Friday, June 7. To register, visit www.cceulster.org. For more information, call 340-3990, ext. 335 or e-mail dm282@cornell.edu.

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