Heritage Garden and Botanical Collection Tours

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Heritage Garden Self-Guided Tours *NEW* 

Many of the garden’s most memorable trees and shrubs were collected by Joseph Shipley and members of the Bringhurst family between 1851 and around 1920. QR-coded labels at the base of these plants offer additional information and can be explored with your smartphone at your own pace. Stop in the museum office during open hours to pick up your complimentary map of the six-acre Heritage Garden surrounding this historic villa. All ages. Always FREE 

Stop in to get your Heritage Garden Map
Mon-Sat| 10 am-4 pm
Sun | 12-4 pm
  1. Fri Jan. 21

    Touring Rockwood's Botanical Collection Join Rockwood staff within one of America’s oldest attached conservatories to discuss the characteristics and unique origins of the plants collected there. Many of these plants were popularized in America and Europe through global colonization efforts by Western powers. When available, more information will be provided about the 19th-century plant specimens originally collected by the Conservatory’s first owner, JosephShipley, an amateur botanist. Masks required. Ages 16-Adults
  2. Thu Feb. 24

    Seeing the Trees Through the Bark at Rockwood Tour Rockwood’s Heritage Garden to identify trees through their distinctive bark patterns. Then make artful crayon rubbings of favorite bark textures as a memento and a reference of the lesson. Dress warm! $10. All Ages
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