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A Shameless Pitch



Let’s start with transparency. This blog is a shameless pitch about an upcoming musical event at the Dunn Gardens.  I could dance about with notions of how music and gardens complement each other and always have. But, having taken a vow of transparency I’ll take the direct route.

LeRoy Bell and his Only Friends will be performing on the Great Lawn, July 16 and we would love you to come and hear them.

Mother's Day Flowers



The women of the Dunn staff: Carolyn, Quill, Beth, and myself, another Beth, drifted into a conversation about Mothers’ Day. It then drifted into a discussion about flowers that come to mind when thinking about our grandmothers and mothers. This was an unsurprising progression of topics since we work in a garden. Below we share our conversation and invite you to share something back with us.

The Earth Laughs in Flowers



Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of America’s greatest thinkers in the 19th century, proclaimed “The earth laughs in flowers.” It is entirely possible to believe that when you wander the Dunn in April. The new blooms announce their delight with an unencumbered joy. Unlike the rest of us rain weary citizens they pop up fresh after a shower.

Quotes and Promise of Spring



Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese Proverb

Spring is close and currently so are the moles if we are honest. But, who can blame them as the soft air that heralds the fresh season creeps into our part of the world. The effect it produces, in humans at least, is captured best by the ever-quotable Mark Twain.

In Donors and Data We Trust



The Dunn Gardens sends good wishes for 2017 and hopes your new year resolution to see more gardens will be easy to keep.

As a new year starts the Dunn Gardens would also like to express thanks to our donors and supporters for their faith in what we do. All generous acts – volunteer and fiscal - support those of us who work at the Dunn in our cherished belief that a historic garden is to be valued and preserved. 


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