Saturday August 3, 2019 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Named after the wisteria vine that flowers in May, Wistariahurst was home to two generations of the Skinner family who loved to garden. Begun by Sarah Skinner in the late 19th Century and then transformed by her daughter Belle Skinner in the early 20th, the grounds and gardens have always been an integral part of the life and activities at Wistariahurst.
Join the museum curator, along with a master gardener on a 45 minute walking tour the 2.3+ acre property to learn about the evolution of the landscape over its 140+years. Hear stories about the about the vines, the wooden area, the victory garden, and the tea house. Discover the lions, the spirit gate and the dinosaur tracks. Learn about the historical and contemporary planning and planting and hear how a dedicated team of volunteers in the 21st century have restored and maintained this beautiful environment.