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Historic Gardens at George Eastman House
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Historic Gardens at George Eastman House

You've probably seen George Eastman's mansion on East Avenue in Rochester but have you seen the gardens?

The father of film had five formal gardens on his 12.5 acre estate. They were used a lot for launch parties for Kodak products including one in 1928 for Kodacolor. Thomas Edison was his special guest.

"He (Edison) stood by his side when Eastman introduced color motion pictures called Kodacolor to the world. They stood in the garden and assumed their position in motion picture history. Eastman with his film and Edison with his cameras," said Dresden Engle of George Eastman House.

The grounds were restored in the 1980's and 90's. You can take a stroll through the historic gardens this summer. George Eastman House garden tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday at 11:30 am and 3 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.

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