Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Sunny Day at Saint-Gaudens

On Thursday, July 12th, the Garden Club took advantage of one of the few sunny and warm days to visit Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH. The staff at Saint Gaudens set up a picnic site by the Visitors Center, made a beautiful flower arrangement for the table; and our hostesses - Jackie, Barbara, Marge and Alice (in absentia) offered us delicious desserts and beverages.

After the picnic, James Haff, the head Gardener, who had previously spoken to us during a regular meeting, took us on a tour of the Gardens and the Sculpture. For those who have never been there, it's a beautiful place with the flowers, scrubs, trees, etc. Plus the examples of Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculptures are inspiring.
The Farragut Momument and the Shaw Memorial are only two of the many sculptures to be seen. There is also the beautiful gold relief in the Atrium, the statue of Diana, and too many more to detail.

The hollyhocks in front of Saint-Gaudens Little Studio were another delight.
We ended the tour at Saint-Gaudens beautiful home - Aspet, with gardens, terraces, porticos, and the largest honey locust tree in New Hampshire.

A wonderful day for us all!


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