2018 House and Garden Tour ~ Thursday July 12 8am - 8pm
Enjoy the Day at the Chautauqua Institution 


Enjoy a docent lead tour of the Hollyhock House - one of the many exceptional homes on tour July 12, 2018

Enjoy a docent lead tour of the Hollyhock House - one of the many exceptional homes on tour July 12, 2018

QUINTESSENTIAL CHAUTAUQUA HOMES AND COTTAGES
Mark your calendar for Thursday July 12, 2018 for the BTG House and Garden Tour during Week 3 of the upcoming season. In addition to touring exceptional homes, a wide range of interesting private and public gardens will be on display offering both a self guided tour as well as master gardener talks scheduled throughout the day. Touring house interiors begins at noon - 5pm, but a house tour ticket allows access to the grounds at 8am-8pm. So arrive early and plan to spend the day on the grounds. 

Enjoy refreshments and music by the Dixie LakeSiders at Smith Wilkes Hall. Quite a few more surprises are in store for visitors. Tickets will go on sale beginning the first of the year.  

Questions? Please contact chautauquabtg@gmail.com

Meander the gardens on your own or join a group tour

Meander the gardens on your own or join a group tour

GARDEN TOURS
The Chautauqua Institution is a place of great natural beauty. Visitors are invited to take a self guided tour of the many public gardens throughout the entire tour day. The gardens adjacent to the house tour route will have docents providing commentary on the various rain gardens, eco-friendly practices, information on the tree canopy and other interesting facts about the institution landscaping and gardens. 

Learn the Arboretum history and how it's managed

Learn the Arboretum history and how it's managed

THE ARBORETUM
Having just turned 100 years old, this educational plot of land provides visitors with a rare glimpse of a large number of different species of plants and trees all in one place. It's a diverse collection of shrubs, trees and perennials, all well marked. Seating nooks and garden rooms are nestled under trees and among native shrubs. Start your visit at the Arboretum then continue on touring additional gardens and many rarely seen homes across 'Thunder Bridge' to the south end "Overlook'.

Chautauqua’s 2018 House and Garden Tour to highlight Institution’s 100-year-old Arboretum
by The Chautauquan Daily