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Gardener's Focus: Specialty Mums

Get an intimate look at Hillwood’s gardens with the experts! Enrique Mendez highlights the specialty mums. For more than a half-century, Hillwood has grown over fifty different types of chrysanthemums from spoon and spider to football and anemone in an array of gorgeous fall colors.

Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone by Hillwood members. This twenty-minute tour is limited to ten, and meets in the visitor center conservatory on select days in late October.

About the Presenter

Enrique Mendez joined Hillwood in 2015 and is the greenhouse grower. He studied ornamental horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden prior to working in the gardens at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens in New York.  Mr. Mendez also worked for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, supporting the Prospect Park Alliance Volunteer Corps.

  • Specialty mums at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
  • Specialty mums at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
  • Specialty mums at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens