My Lists Keep Growing
Connecticut Historic Gardens
I like the idea behind this initiative. I like gardens and I like history so I must really like historical gardens. 13 of the current 15 gardens are at museums, so I’ll get to them by default. Although, I’ve run into an issue with this… I’ve been to two in the winter (empty gardens – like the Bellamy-Ferriday House garden below – since revisited in June though) and one at night (couldn’t see anything.) I did, however, happen to get married right in the middle of one, so that’s cool. (And I’ll be revisiting the winter/night ones as well. I just have to.)
One of the non-museum garden is only open to the public a couple times a year. That’s sort of exciting for me.
Connecticut’s Historic Gardens was started in 2002 by a small group of historic sites with gardens that pooled resources to participate in the annual Connecticut Flower and Garden Show held in Hartford, Connecticut in February. Out of this collaboration came the development of a comprehensive brochure, funded by a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, that is now distributed in CT, MA and NY. The group now also participates in the New England Flower Show in Boston.
CT Historic Gardens:
If linked, I’ve visited
Bellamy-Ferriday Garden, Bethlehem
Promisek at Three Rivers Farm, Bridgewater
Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby
Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington
Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington
Thankful Arnold House Garden, Haddam
Butler-McCook House & Garden, Hartford
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme
Phelps-Hatheway House, Suffield
Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Wethersfield
Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton
Glebe House Museum, Woodbury
Roseland Cottage, Woodstock
Rob saysApril 26, 2010 at 9:17 am
How did the Rose Garden in Elizabeth Park not make the cut?