Historic Gardens of Dedham Featured in New Museum Exhibit
Dedham's horticultural heritage is on display in a new exhibit at the Dedham Historical Society & Museum.
"Historic Gardens in Dedham" features photos of estate gardens of the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as gardening books and other memorabilia. Among the more unusual items on display -- a broad-brimmed gardening hat owned by renowned Dedham artist Lillian Westcott Hale and a vintage lawn sprinkler.
Estate gardens featured in the exhibit include Rockweld, now the MIT Endicott House off Haven St., and Riverdale, now Noble and Greenough School. The exhibit also highlights educational gardens at the Oakdale School and the Fairbanks House, along with local garden authors and designers. Photos of wartime Victory Gardens and small home gardens are included as well.
The exhibit will be on display until the fall. Located at 612 High St., the museum is open Tuesday-Friday 12-4 and even-dated Saturdays 1-4. Admission is free for Dedham Historical Society & Museum members; $2.00 per person for non-members. For more information, please call 781-326-1385 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.