October 2015 NewsFlash

Autumn Landscape Tour Planned at Grey Towers

MILFORD, PA – Brilliant red, yellow and orange leaves will be ablaze for the annual autumn landscape tour of Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford, PA, on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11:30 am.

“Evolution of the Grey Towers Landscape: Autumn in Cornelia’s Gardens,” will feature the fabulous foliage displays of the native shrubs, the Japanese maple, and the European Copper Beeches planted by Gov. Gifford Pinchot, among other favorites.

Grey Towers Horticulturist Elizabeth Hawke will provide an inside look at how some of the landscape plants, trees and buildings were incorporated into the design of the 1886-French Chateauesque mansion estate by the Pinchot family. Grey Towers, donated to the public in 1963, currently is administered by the USDA Forest Service as a museum, education and conference center.

This program differs from regular public tours because the entire program will be focused on the landscape of the estate.

Group size is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. Regular tour fees apply and cash is preferred. Participants can tour the mansion for half-price following the landscape tour with a special tour package price. Free “Trees of Grey Towers” brochures are available for self-guided tree walks and there are ID signs with QR codes that visitors can scan with their digital devices to learn more about Grey Towers’ trees.

Participants should meet in the Visitor Pavilion in the Grey Towers parking lot. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. The walk is held rain or shine.

For more information or to pre-register, call 570-296-9630 or send an email to

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