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Features Map

Features Map
GreenhousesWelcome CenterVeterans MuseumMain HouseGlass House ConservatoryDinosaur TrailMemorial GardenNan's Secret GardenFairy TrailFruit Trees / Picnic AreaRain GardenLilac PathPine Collection


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Welcome Center

Veterans Museum

Located within the Arboretum, near the main house. 

Originally converted in 1999 this caretakers cottage was to become the official site of The Westchester County Veterans Museum. The museum was renovated in 2013, and has offered rotating exhibits that contain many artifacts, displays, and historical information from various conflicts for public viewing.

Admission is free to the general public.

Main House

The Lasdon Estate, originally known as Cobbling Rock Farm, was purchased by William and Mildred Lasdon in 1939. In 1933, the main house of the estate was constructed by Dr. Voislawsky after the original house was destroyed in a fire. The design of the house was inspired by George Washington's home in Virginia.

Glass House Conservatory

The glass-and-steel structure spans across 2,500 sq ft and was designed by the renowned Rough Brothers, Inc. - the same construction firm that worked on projects such as the New York Botanical Gardens, the US Arboretum, and London's Royal Botanical Gardens.

This building is home to the annual Holidays on the Hill Train Show, which showcases trains, enchanting holiday scenes, colorful seasonal plants, and more. Every spring, the exhibit is updated with new features that aim to educate and entertain visitors.

Dinosaur Trail

Memorial Garden

The William and Lasdon Memorial Garden site was generously donated by Nanette Laitman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lasdon. This beautiful one-acre garden is located at the front of the estate and serves as a loving tribute to the memory of the Lasdons.

Nan's Secret Garden

This beautiful garden features native plants accented by the graceful statues of the “Four Seasons,” representing the Greek godesses; Eiar, Theros, Phthinoporon, and Kheimon (Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, respectively). The stone moon gate, is considered a source of good luck or good fortune for those who step through them!

The garden is dedicated to the late philanthropist Nanette Laitman, daughter of pharmaceutical executive William S. Lasdon and Mildred D. Lasdon.

Fairy Trail

Children of all ages are invited to explore the pathway looking for signs of forest fairies as they learn about the importance of our natural surroundings.

Fruit Trees / Picnic Area

Over looking the fruit tree field, there are a number of picnic tables for public use. We appreciate that you remove any garbage when you leave.

Rain Garden

Usually planted with grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property. Rain gardens can also help filter out pollutants in runoff and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds and other wildlife.

Lilac Path

Known as the "Queen of Shrubs," lilac is one of the hardiest and most fragrant flowering bushes used in landscaping. You might recognize lilac as a flower from your grandma's garden, and that nostalgia factor is likely one of the reasons the plant has been regaining popularity in recent years.

Pine Collection