Today, when the temperatures have gone from almost 70*F to in the 20’s, my thoughts can’t help but turning to spring and summer gardens. Luckily, this weekend is supposed to be decent weather, just in time for a gardening lecture.
My friend, Gregory Weidman, curator extraordinaire at Hampton Mansion, will be giving the talk. Here’s what Hampton has to say about the talk:
Eliza Eichelberger Ridgely (1803-1867) and Helen West Stewart Ridgely (1853-1928) used their knowledge and vision to transform the landscape on the estate. Join curator, Gregory Weidman for an informative discussion about these progressive women. Eliza, a renowned horticulturist, was responsible for many of Hampton's garden improvements. Helen brought a priactical approach to maintaining the beauty of the grounds. Admission is free.
and it’s really one of the most extraordinary houses in the area. It’s now a national park after having been owned by the same family for about 200 years. The mansion itself is 24,000 square feet and was the largest private home in America for a long time.
For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page, here.
Hope to see you there!