For Monmouth Conservation Foundation’s annual garden tour, we will be touring some of the most famous gardens in the world, in one of the world’s most famous parks – Central Park.
THE CONSERVANCY GARDEN TOUR
The Conservancy Garden is one of the most famous public gardens in the country. Celebrate spring and learn from the Central Park Conservancy Gardeners about The Garden’s history, design, horticulture and stunning blooms and blossoms from the people who know it best.
THE HEART OF THE PARK TOUR
Central Park Conservancy Guides will lead a walk straight through the heart of Central Park (approximately 1 mile). Highlights of this tour include: Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields taking you from West 72 Street to East 72 Street.
Given time constraints, you may only choose one of the tours.
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE TOUR
Return directly to New Jersey (a delicious box lunch from Sickles Market will be provided for this return trip).
You may choose to have a festive lunch at the Cosmopolitan Club (Limited to 55 guests. No Jeans! Jackets required for the men). The Cosmopolitan Club is a private club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City. Located on East 66th Street (across from the Armory), it was founded as a women’s club and remains a club exclusively for women (men are welcome to attend for lunch, dinner and various events). Members have included, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Hayes, Pearl Buck, Marian Anderson, Margaret Mead, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller.
Note: Neither tour is wheelchair accessible and both involve climbing stairs and a lot of walking over uneven surfaces. Children are not permitted. Your most comfortable walking shoes are a must!
Central Park was designed over 165 years ago in 1857 by the renowned landscape architect and writer Frederick Law Olmsted and the English architect Calvert Vaux, who also designed Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Covering over 843 acres, it is the fifth-largest park in New York City, behind Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Van Cortlandt Park, the Staten Island Greenbelt, and Pelham Bay Park.
Central Park has served as a model for many urban parks, including San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Tokyo’s Ueno Park, and Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The park has approximately 35 million visitors annually, and is the most visited urban park in the United States.
ROUND TRIP TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED
ON LUXURY BUS.
RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED AND WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED. YOUR PROMPT RESPONSE IS STRONGLY ADVISED.
BUS DEPARTURE LOCATION
Congregation B’nai Israel
171 Ridge Road (corner of Hance)
Rumson, New Jersey 07760
BUS DEPARTURE TIME
9:15 AM SHARP!
PLEASE ARRIVE BY 9:00 AM
APPROXIMATE RETURN TIMES
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED, BUT DISTRIBUTED UPON GUEST ARRIVAL.
The tour takes place rain or shine!
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
KATHLEEN KENNEY AT KKENNEY@MONMOUTHCONSERVATION.ORG OR
ANNE DELANEY AT ADELANEY@MONMOUTHCONSERVATION.ORG
OR CALL 732.671.7000