Colonial Garden

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society is restoring and reinventing the beautiful garden path and garden behind the historic Sands-Willets House, the Rose Grumman Garden. Led by Trustee Betty Mintz, a team of dedicated volunteers, and Dylan Hass, owner of Sundown Tree & Lawn Care,
the foundation was laid in the Fall of 2016, with more work throughout 2017. In the Spring of 2018 we started planting!

Loving friends of the Society sponsored three Memorial Benches, which were installed in the memory of dear love ones, who truly would have loved the new garden.


Memorial bricks define the perimeter of the garden. This foundation was completed in the Fall of 2017.



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For information on how to personalize and purchase your own brick see link below.

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Fall 2016: Trustee Betty Mintz discusses the plans for the Spring 2017 planting.

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Trustee Betty Mintz’s original drawing.

Please help fund this project while you honor a friend or the memory of someone you’ve loved. The engraved bricks are $50 each (cash, credit card or check). You can write up to three lines of text with 14 characters per line (this includes all punctuation and word spaces).  



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To reserve your brick for the Colonial Garden, please print out this order form, fill it in, and send it to:

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society
336 Port Washington Blvd.,
Port Washington, NY 11050

  We’d like to thank the following supporters.

If you have any questions regarding the Colonial Garden, please contact 

Betty Mintz at 646-564-4624.

Please remember The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society in your will or trust. 
We are
 a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt 
under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
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All Rights Reserved.

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society
336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050-4530
(516) 365-9074  .