Coming Up

Oct. 17, 9 am
Hands-in-the-Dirt Workshops

Farrand’s Favorite Fall Flowers and Putting the Garden to Bed, Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park. Get more information.

Oct. 15, 1-4 pm
Garden Tours at Vanderbilt Mansion

Led by trained interpreters from the F. W. Vanderbilt Garden Association. For more information, please contact Cecily Frazier at 845-876-7462 or email

Wed., Oct. 11
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday

Celebrate ER’s birthday at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park. Remarks followed by a wreath laying ceremony. Birthday cake and beverages will be served in the Wallace Visitor Center at following the ceremony.

Writing About Place
Submission deadline: Nov. 10

THV wants students to tell us about places in the Hudson Valley that have special meaning for them. Any student, grades K-12, living and/or attending school in the 11-county Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is eligible to participate. Details.

Save the date: Dec. 4, Hyde Park
Hudson River Estuary Program

Each year, NYS DEC and THV sponsor a daylong series of workshops for teaching about the estuary in schools, parks, and more. Watch for details.

Photos, from the top

  • Aster Laevis courtesy of Beatrix Farrand Garden Association.
  • Vanderbilt Gardens, Bill Urbin, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, National Park Service.
  • Archival photo of Eleanor Roosevelt as a school girl.
  • Student writers, Bill Urbin, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, National Park Service.
  • Water celery courtesy of NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation.