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Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Young Georgians: Garden to Table
Wassaic, New York

Mark K. Morrison has generously invited the Young Georgians to view his collection of 18th-Century antique gardening tools at his home in Wassaic, NY. Following this special tour of rare objects we will proceed for a three-course luncheon at Troutbeck, a recently restored homestead in Amenia that has hosted Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and naturalist John Burroughs. Open to all members of AFGG!

$35 per person for Young Georgians and YG guests
$65 for AFGG members.

Ticket includes the tour and lunch, including appetizer, one of two entrees, and dessert with non-alcoholic beverages (wine and cocktails are not included but will be available to order at the bar). Transportation not included. For more information please contact afgg.young.georgians (at) gmail.com

Sunday, April 29th, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00pm
Colonial Dames of America Garden Party
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, 421 East 61st Street

CDA Garden Party

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, 6:00pm
Private tour and reception of Drummonds new NYC showroom
The Architects & Designers Building, 150 East 58th Street, 8th Floor

Drummonds was established in 1988 as an architectural antiques dealer for period homes, sourcing original bathroom pieces that could be restored and used with modern plumbing systems. Today, Drummonds' main business is in the manufacture and distribution of classic bathroom products. Drummonds' distinctive style is clean, crisp and luxurious, perfect for both contemporary and period settings. Inspired by period pieces and traditional manufacturing, Drummonds produces sumptuous bathroom products with a solidity and integrity rarely seen nowadays. But these are not slavish copies: They are designed around the complexities of modern plumbing and an 'ideal' of classic English bathroom style; rich with white enamel, marble, polished metal and mirror glass. The business owns and operates three factories that manufacture cast iron baths, brass fittings and china sanitary ware. From using dry frit vitreous enamel to seal their freestanding cast iron baths, to using the lost wax brass casting process to manufacture their taps, showers and other brassware. Drummonds’ products are incomparable in quality and design.

$45 for AFGG members
$55 for non-members
$20 for AYG members

To pay online, click on links above. Please note that PayPal charges a fee for its services.
Alternatively, you may mail a check to the AFGG office at 20 West 44th Street, Suite 506, New York, NY 10036

May 13th – 18th, 2018
Georgian Group Tour of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a different place to the Republic of Ireland and this is evident in its buildings as well as many other aspects of life. Our tour will encompass some of the most magnificent houses in both the east and west of the country beginning in the Ard Peninsula and then travelling across the country to the grandest of houses in County Fermanagh.

Our tour on the eastern coast will include Ballywalter Park, home of the 6th Lord Dunleath and considered the grandest and stateliest of all the private houses in County Down. Close by is the magnificently restored Mount Stewart, winner of a Georgian Group Architectural Award for restoration and the Temple of the Winds, one the masterpieces of James 'Athenian' Stewart and a garden building of international significance. We will also visit Grey Abbey where we will have lunch as guests of William and Daphne Montgomery whose family have owned the estate since 1718. Further visits on the eastern side will include Larchfield, the stunning private walled estate of Sarah and Gavin Mackie and Castle Ward, with its fascinating history where the gothic and classical collide, an eccentric 18th-century mansion resting on a rolling hillside and looking out over the tranquil waters of Strangford Lough in County Down.

Crossing the great expanse of country through County Armagh on the way to County Fermanagh, we will have a privileged visit to Marlacoo House, a classic late Georgian house often described as 'that of a covetable medium size' and home to Primrose Wilson, an eminent figure for the cause of conservation on both sides of the border who will treat us to lunch and a talk on conservation in Northern Ireland.

For the last few days of our tour, we will stay at the beautiful and luxurious Belle Isle Castle on an island in Lough Erne on the Duke of Abercorn's estate. Amongst a group of important houses in the county is Crom Castle where Lord Erne will give us a personal tour of his family home. Castle Crom was built for the third Earl of Erne in the 1830s and is home to his descendants today — an enigmatic and magnificent neo-Tudor mansion with turrets and crenellated towers stretching far into the sky above. The nearby Castle Coole, the majestic 18th century home of the Earls of Belmore, designed by James Wyatt, was created to impress and impress it does. Further north is Baronscourt, the home of the Duke of Abercorn's family since 1612, which is among that handful of old family estates in the British Isles which combine great historical and architectural interest with a landscape of outstanding natural beauty. There are plans to visit other private houses, one of which is Ballyscullion Park where we will have an introductory talk on the history and houses of Northern Ireland and enjoy dinner as guests of owners Richard and Rosalind Mulholland.

While the itinerary may be subject to change, this tour promises to be a fascinating glimpse of a variety of special houses and a chance to meet some interesting owners across the entire country of Northern Ireland.

Click these links for trip flyer and room descriptions and prices. Please note that the prices quoted for the rooms are all inclusive for the whole tour. If you are interested in joining the trip, please contact Tina Graham in London, tina@georgiangroup.org.uk, T: 011-44-207-529-8924 with your 1st and 2nd choice of room at Belle Isle and she will advise on availability and send you a booking form. Once there are enough participants for the tour to proceed, she will send details of recommended flights. We ask members not to book any flights before receiving confirmation. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Cold Spring Harbor House Tour

AFGG will begin this year’s tour of classic Long Island neo-Georgian Country Houses in Cold Spring Harbor with two wonderful examples by Mott B. Schmidt. These have spectacular views of the Long Island Sound and the classic restraint of Schmidt’s architecture. We will also visit Groton Place in nearby Old Westbury, by Henry Renwick Sedgwick and with grounds by Innocenti and Webel, the embodiment of what the Long Island Country House should be—sweeping vistas, impressive barn complex, relaxed elegance at its best.

The bus will leave at 8:30am from Park Avenue and 72nd Street. Lunch will be held at a private estate.

Cost: $195

To pay online, click on the link above. Please note that PayPal charges a fee for its services.
Alternatively, you may mail a check to the AFGG office at 20 West 44th Street, Suite 506, New York, NY 10036

October 8th – 12th, 2018
Great Country Houses & Gardens in Northamptonshire

The October trip to Northamptonshire will be a magnificent visit to an area rich in outstanding country estates. Among the highlights of this trip will be a gala dinner at Althorp, Earl Charles Spencer's home.

Click this link to access the
2018 AFGG Northamptonshire Tour Brochure

Many of the details of the trip are included in the brochure, but don't hesitate to contact our office or Tina Graham in London for answers to specific questions, tina@georgiangroup.org.uk, T: 011-44-207-529-8924

Please note, participants must be current members of the American Friends of the Georgian Group.

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