Pardon our Progress
This year, Boscobel House and Gardens marks a new era, reimagining how we steward this extraordinary place and foster meaningful experiences here. We are excited to be breaking ground on a series of well-needed updates to modernize our operations, increase ADA accessibility, and enrich experiences across our iconic site. The upgrades will serve current and future generations by making Boscobel even more welcoming, engaging, and sustainable.
This project is made possible through community support from members, sponsors, and visitors like you. Please consider supporting Boscobel and our mission to engage diverse audiences in the Hudson Valley’s ongoing, dynamic exchange between design, history, and nature.
A Boscobel Membership is a great way to support our mission that pays for itself in just four visits, PLUS a year full of benefits including unlimited access to explore our gardens or picnic on our Great Lawn, invitation to members-only events, shop discounts, and access to over 1,000 other great institutions in the nation.
- Upgrading way-finding, lighting, electrical, and telecommunications site-wide
- Adding ADA parking spaces, an ADA lift to the Historic House Museum, and accessible pathways
- Tree plantings and removals, and initial steps towards invasive plant management
- Installing a new, seasonal Event Pavilion on the West Meadow for public programs and private rentals.
We’re excited to expand Boscobel programming with the benefit of a glass-paneled, air-conditioned facility that makes great experiences less weather-dependent. The Pavilion will enhance our own classes, programs and events, such as the Boscobel Chamber Music Festival planned for September. It affords new opportunities for visits from civic and cultural groups, garden clubs, museum scholars, and schools.
The upcoming 2022 season (June-October) is a pilot year to test the new Pavilion’s service for public programs and private rentals and set the course for future development phases. The West Meadow Pavilion test is confined to a small number of programs and rentals in 2022, enabling us to ensure a healthy impact on our site, environment, and neighborhood for future years.
BOSCOBEL TREE INITIATIVE
This part of Boscobel’s Master Plan also includes the formation of a Boscobel Tree Initiative. This new initiative is dedicated to ensuring the future health and safety of Boscobel’s existing mature trees and future impact of new species on our surrounding ecosystem. The initiative is made possible by support of generous donors. Please consider supporting this initiative.