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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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