Gardens, of course, not only beautify the space they are in, they make all who see them happy. We think this garden and the work of the Garden Club members is invaluable!
The Springfield Garden Club has a long history of cultivating beauty. Organized in 1917, these avid gardeners have worked together to learn and garden for more than a century. Most recently, a group from the club has taken on the project of restoring the gardens at 74 Fairfield Street, the childhood home of Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.
Led by Master Gardeners Beate Bolan and Janet Dolder, this group has augmented the house even as the building is undergoing renovation in advance of opening as Ted’s House and Innovation Center.
“We are so grateful to the Springfield Garden Club for helping to make Ted Geisel’s childhood home alive with such a beautiful garden,” said Kay Simpson, President and CEO of the Springfield Museums. “Gardens, of course, not only beautify the space they are in, they make all who see them happy. We think this garden and the work of the Garden Club members is invaluable!”
“Ted Geisel once said, ‘All these people, who lived on a little street of a middle-class development in Springfield, Massachusetts, got me to do what I’ve done!’” Simpson added. “This house and this neighborhood helped to nurture Ted Geisel into Dr. Seuss. How wonderful it is that Springfield continues to contribute to Dr. Seuss by making his home beautiful.”
The Springfield Garden Club hosts “Why We Care about Native Plants” presented by Dan Jaffe on Friday, October 16 at 11:30 AM.
Dan Jaffe is a well-known horticulturist, propagator and landscape designer. He is also the co-author of Native Plants for New England Gardens, which features his captivating photographs.
The lecture will be held in the tent at the Carriage House at the Barney Estate, Forest Park, Springfield, MA 01108. Guests must register in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org) and there is a $5 fee.
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