On June 12, 120 supporters and non-profit partners of the Jay Heritage Center (JHC) raised a glass at the official opening of the newly revitalized Jay Estate Gardens, an expansive, educational, green space where American history, sustainability, and diverse cultural narratives all converge.
Thanks to a unique public-private partnership between JHC, New York State Parks and Westchester County, nearly 3 acres of garden “rooms” have been filled with a palette of stunning shrubs, grasses and perennials selected by award-winning landscape architect Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz. After Woltz described the evolution of his firm’s design in detail, guests strolled around lush parterre plantings bursting with roses, through stone arches to a serene reflecting pool.
The final, breathtaking surprise was a 90-foot long rose-arbor and native pollinator paradise that was already attracting a host of butterflies! The Jay Estate Gardens are now open through November 2022.