Forest Hill Home & Garden Tours

FHHPS included plans for a Home & Garden Tour in its 1987 application for tax exempt status and announced that intent at the dedication of the Forest Hill Historic District.

The First Tour – 1993

Forest Hill Garden Tour 1993

Forest Hill Garden Tour 1993

June 26, 1993

The first tour, featured only garden and stretched from Rumson to Brewster, Glynn to Chelsea, Henley to Blackmore. Nine gardens were featured on the tour.

Nancy Moody was the organization’s President at the time (she is now an Honorary Trustee.) and Cathryn Kapp (also an Honorary Trustee and Past President) was the Garden Tour Planning Committee Co-Chair with Michael Prunty.

Tour literature and concept were created by Kapp & Associates, Inc.

The Second Tour – 1995

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 1995

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 1995

July 15, 1995

For the second tour, home interiors were added. Sixteen homes and gardens stretching across the Forest Hill development, plus the HeightsRockefellerBuilding were open for visitors to tour.

Nancy Moody was the organization’s President at the time (she is now an Honorary Trustee.) and Michael Prunty was the Garden Tour Planning Committee Chair.

Tour literature and concept were created by Kapp & Associates, Inc.

The Third Tour – 1997

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 1997

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 1997

June 28, 1997

Fourteen homes, gardens and the HeightsRockefellerBuilding were featured on the third tour encompassing the entire Forest Hill neighborhood. A reception and raffle were held at the RockefellerBuilding.

Cathryn Kapp served as President (she is now an Honorary Trustee) while Jim Harmon and Nancy Moody headed the Garden Tour Planning Committee.

Tour literature and concept were created by Peter Nguyen.

The Fourth Tour – 1999

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 1999

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 1999

June 26, 1999

A collection of fifteen homes and gardens spanning the breadth of the Forest Hill neighborhood and including a garden on nearby North Taylor Road filled the fourth tour. The McGregor Home was also open for guided tours of the garden and building. A reception and raffle were held at A. M. McGregor Home.

Cathryn Kapp served as President (she is now an Honorary Trustee) while Jim Harmon, Don Schmitt and Nancy Moody headed the Garden Tour Planning Committee.

Tour literature and concept were created by Peter Nguyen.

The Fifth Tour – 2001

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 2001

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 2001

June 23, 2001

The fifth tour feature ten homes and garden at the four corners of the Forest Hill neighborhood and also included the HeightsRockefellerBuilding and the A. M. McGregor Home.

Jim Uhler served as acting President while Betsey Kaufman and Steve Morchak headed the Garden Tour Planning Committee. Miriam and Celso Gilberti were the Garden Tour Honorary Co-Chairs.

Tour literature and concept were created by Kapp & Associates, Inc.

The Sixth Tour – 2003

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 2003

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 2003

June 28, 2003

“Rockefeller’s Vision Revisited” was the theme for the sixth Home and Garden Tour which concentrated on home in the historic district. Twelve homes and gardens in the historic district along with one in the greater Forest Hill neighborhood were open. The sixth tour was the most financially successful tour.

The Forest Hill Historic Preservation Society operated without the benefit of a President and the full board participated in the planning and operation of the Home & Garden Tour. The A. M. McGregor Home was also open for tours and refreshments.

Don Schmitt and Nancy Moody served as Garden Tour Co-Chairs.

Tour literature and concept were created by Peter Nguyen of h2n.

The Seventh Tour – 2005

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 2005

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 2005

June 25, 2005

“Rockefeller and Beyond” the theme for the seventh tour concentrated on the original Rockefeller homes as well as the California contemporary ranches built in an adjoining allotment by Donald J. Scholz. Eleven Rockefeller homes and one Scholz home were open to guests. The A. M. McGregor Home was also open for tours and refreshments.

Jeffrey R Dross served as President and the entire board participated in the planning and operation of the tour. The board consisted of: Diana England, Sharon Gregor, Lynn Haney, Dawn Jordan, Michele J Ladouceur, Mark Lowe, Steve Morchak, Jamaine Owens, Kesha Owens and Marcia Steele.

Tour literature and concept were created by Peter Nguyen of h2n.

The Eighth Tour – 2007

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 2007

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 2007

June 30, 2007

The eight tour extended beyond the confines of the historic district to the neighboring Oakhill area and points south. Twelve homes and gardens along with the A. M. McGregor Home were open for tours.

The Presidency transitioned from Jeffrey R Dross to Kesha Owens during the planning process. The entire board participated in the operation of the tour. The board consisted of: Diana England, Lynn Haney, Dawn Jordan, Linda Johnston, Desirée D. Kellers, Michele J Ladouceur, Steve Morchak, Jamaine Owens, Frank Ricchi and Marcia Steele.

Tour literature and concept was created by Tony Kellers of Studio Twelve 3.

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 2009

Forest Hill Home & Garden Tour 2009

The Ninth Tour – 2009

Concentrating on the historic district, this tour received unprecedented television coverage on early-morning Fox 8 with personality Kenny Crumpton. In addition, a collection of antique cars were parked on Brewster Road, where owners met and discussed the automobiles with guests.

Kesha Owens was President, with the entire board taking responsibility for various tasks. The board consisted of: Jeffrey R Dross, Dawn Jordan, Desirée Kellers, Mark Lowe and Steve Morchak.

Tour literature and concept was created by Tony Kellers of Studio Twelve 3.

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