Special Landscape Focus Tours
Focus tours delve into specifics of the tour topic, including special access and alternate paths. Focus Tours are intended for guests interested in learning more about a key element of the site or for those looking to see the Glass House through a new perspective.
Landscape + Gardens | This tour changes seasonally to take advantage of the best viewing of David Whitney’s peony garden and New England’s gorgeous fall foliage. Explore expanded access to the Glass House campus, as you walk up and down the steep slope for close-up views of the Pond Pavilion (1962) and Kirstein Tower (1985) and discuss the history, design, flora and fauna of Johnson’s 47-acre curated landscape. Learn to identify the English and French landscape influences, Johnson’s Midwestern farming roots and his relationship with the historic New England countryside and stonewalls. View the trees the National Trust has deemed landmark-worthy and learn about David Whitney’s inventive succulent and peony gardens.
Learn more about landscape, art, and architecture focus tours, and reserve your tickets at http://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org/visit/#focus
Photos from past seasons at the Glass House.
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