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Gardeners Showcase 2019: ‘The Gardens of Eagle’s Nest’

Vanderbilt Mansion garden and fountain, 2018 Gardeners Showcase
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The Vanderbilt Museum will host its second annual Gardeners Showcase, which will open to the public on Saturday, June 1. The Museum invites local nurseries and garden designers to show off their skills and creativity in one of the gardens that grace the 43-acre waterfront estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Spots are still open for several showcases, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants, in return for their skills, effort and contribution, will receive:

  • Signage that identifies their business, at each garden showcase site. This signage will be viewed by the more than 70,000 anticipated Vanderbilt visitors during the spring, summer and fall.
Vanderbilt Estate entrance, 2018
  • Recognition on the Vanderbilt website and publicity on its social-media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
  • Publicity through news releases sent to regional media (including Newsday, News12, Patch, and Long Island weekly newspapers).
  • A one-year, Associate Membership to the Vanderbilt Museum. (Value: $125. Good for admission to more than 800 participating museums in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association.)

To secure a spot in this year’s Gardeners Showcase, or to obtain more information, please contact Jim Munson, the Vanderbilt Museum’s operations supervisor, at 631-379-2237 or at

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