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Garden Tour with Tim Kennelty, Taghkanic's Master Gardener

Tim is opening up his garden the mornings of Sunday, July 23 and Monday, July 24, and you are invited to join him on either day. Below is a brief description of Tim's garden as well as details about parking, etc.

My 13-acre, mostly wooded property is located in southern Columbia County in the town of Taghkanic, abutting Lake Taconic State Park. The approximately two-acre multi-bed garden is the result of thirty years of trial and many errors, dealing with heavy clay soil, a dense deer population and multiple invasive plant species. Over the years I have incorporated more than 80 species of native trees and shrubs and many flowering native perennials, all with the goal of supporting insects, birds and other wildlife. Some might describe it as wild and a bit out of control, but I like to think of it as in tune with its surroundings. This year has been especially challenging with a late frost, drought, spongy moths and lately torrential rains, and yet I continue to expand beds and add plants. When: Sunday, July 23 and Monday, July 24 (weather permitting) 8:30-11:30 each day Where: 38 Reesa Road, Ancram, New York. Reesa Road is off Route 82, a little less than a mile south of the Ancram/Hudson Exit (80) off the Taconic State Parkway. Parking: Please park on Brothers Road opposite our driveway and walk down the driveway to the house. Parking at the house is limited to one or two vehicles, and I would like to reserve those spaces for those who have limited mobility.

Attendees: I would like to respectfully limit garden access to adults. Please leave your pets at home.

Questions: email or call me at 917-504-7554 I hope you'll also tune into our podcast, Nature Calls, Conversations From the Hudson Valley on all major podcast platforms and at I hope to see you in the garden.
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this is such a great opportunity. nobody outside this area seems to understand the immense deer pressure we have around here as we try to plant native gardens. not to mention woodchucks. not to mention spongy moths, the clay, etc... Excited to come by and get a sense of what is possible.

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