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SULLIVAN COUNTY – The Third Annual Garden Tour of private gardens in Sullivan County will end with a reception at Bashakill Vineyards in Wurtsboro on Saturday, July 23. Bashakill Vineyards is Sullivan County’s first farm winery license, starting in spring 2005. The vineyard sits across from the Bashakill wetlands, which provide ideal conditions for growing grapes.
The tour is sponsored by SullivanArc and Sullivan Renaissance to benefit the SullivanArc Horticultural Program.
A limited number of tickets will be sold on the day of the event. Cost is $25 per person. They are available between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. at the following locations along with self-guided garden tour maps [with addresses and directions to each of the gardens].
Advanced tickets may be purchased at these garden centers or directly from SullivanArc at 845-796-1350 ext. 1050 or online at http://www.sullivanarc.org and click on “Buy Tickets"
The 8 to 10 gardens are open for visits between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. They are located between Liberty and Wurtsboro and feature flower and shade gardens, traditional gardens, water features and landscaped grounds. Individuals may follow the route or select their own – visiting as many or as few gardens as they prefer and time allows. A wine and cheese reception for ticket holders and garden owners follows the tour at Bashakill Vineyards.
SullivanArc is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to providing support and services to over 850 individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and to their families. Sponsorship for the tour is provided by Key Bank. Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Additional funding has been secured by U.S. Representative Maurice D. Hinchey. Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter and WSUL/WVOS.