In September of 2016 members of the Centerport Garden club Horticulture Study Group visited The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park in New York. It is a part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has, not only Art ,but also has replicas of medieval herbal gardens. With the guiding of an excellent docent the members learned a great deal about the history of medicinal plants which are still in gardens today.
In December of 2015 the Horticulture Study Group of the Centerport Garden Club went to see the 18th Annual International Botanical Art Show hosted by the American Society of Botanical Artists & The Horticultural Society of New York at the New York Design Center. Followed by lunch at Trattoria Belvedere ( 165 Lexington Ave. between 30 & 31 Street) and then an exciting shopping expedition to Kalaustyan’s (123 Lexington Ave between 28th & 29th Street), a landmark for fine specialties and foods since 1944.