Garden Day Set for July 26 at Constitution Island

PGC offers flower arranging for children

The Constitution Island Association (constitutionisland.org) invites the community to Garden Day on Constitution Island from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 26.

Travel to the island is by boat only from West Point’s South Dock or Garrison’s Landing. The boat schedule is listed at constitutionisland.org. The event features boat rides, a tour of Anna Warner’s historic garden, a children’s flower arranging project, lectures from Hudson River Valley garden experts, Revolutionary War fortifications tours, information on the preservation of the historic Warner House, trail hiking, and a book and bake sale.

The Philipstown Garden Club will host children’s flower arranging from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will supply all materials. This is an event that the PGC held in 1918 on Constitution Island.PhilipstownGardenClubLOGO.jpg

Children will select their choice of container, a recycled/reuseable item, keeping within the mission of recycling and protecting the environment. There will be a variety of “no mess” crafts for children to use to decorate containers. Volunteers will assist with arranging, and finished arrangements will be labeled and can be left at the holding table until participants are ready to leave the island.

There will be a coloring activity station for young ones to enjoy, too. A hot dog and drinks stand will be on the island, or bring a picnic lunch. There is no rain date. Suggested donations for island preservation can be made that day.


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