Thursday, 21 June 2012

Florence Griswold's Garden - under Restoration

Florence Griswold's House & Garden c.1905.  Image from Florence Griswold Museum
In the early 20th century Florence Griswold (1850-1937) became the became the nucleus of the Lyme Art Colony, a group of artists who came and stayed and painted at Miss Florence's house in Old Lyme, Connecticut and which became America's center of Impressionism. 

Miss Griswold's house became the Florence Griswold Museum and in 1993 was declared a National Historic Landmark.  Now, her garden is being restore. 

In  this piece in the Shorline Times Shelia Wertheimer, the garden historian who heads the effort to recreate Miss Florence’s historic gardens explains the project.

The garden will be open June 24 from noon to 4 p.m. as part of Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day, organised by Connecticut's Historic Gardens.

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