Windsor Historical Society/Windsor Garden Club Garden Tour

July 12, 2008        10:00 - 3:00 p.m.



Windsor observes its 375th birthday this year, and what better way to celebrate it than by touring eleven beautiful gardens at the height of summer? Reserve your spot now for a special anniversary gardens tour sponsored by Windsor Garden Club and Windsor Historical Society to take place on Saturday, July 12, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 









A brochure describing the gardens and including a map will be given to ticket purchasers to use on gardens tour day.  And Windsor Historical Society’s store has stocked a selection of gardens oriented items including note cards, pins and Connecticut wildflower seeds.


The gardens, which may be viewed in any order, are located at:

  • 96 Palisado Avenue:  This garden maintained by the Windsor Garden Club at Windsor Historical Society features herbs and flowers found in New England kitchen gardens for centuries.

  • 71 Glenwood Drive:  This property features a variety of smaller gardens with different colors and textures.

  • 96 Stage Coach Road: Known as “Hosta Hill”, this garden offers fascinating plants and imaginative decorative features.

  • 20 Bent Road:  Deciduous flowering shrubs, many of them summer-blooming dominate this garden started in 2001.

  • 52 Eastview Drive:  This mixed perennial garden is a fascinating work in progress.

  • 3 Eno Street:  Vegetables and berries abound in this garden, nurtured by environmental measures that include compost, mulch, and an underground soaker-hose watering system.

  • 79 Park Avenue:  Welcome to serenity as you relax to the sound of a babbling brook and enjoy the koi fish swimming in their pond.  Then rest in the shade of a magical gazebo.

  • 11 Wilton Road:  This garden containing multiple raised beds is a six-year labor of love featuring perennials, annuals, shrubs, and herbs.  It attracts many birds.

  • 1058 Plymouth Street:  This ever-blooming cottage garden contains many pieces of whimsical art.

  • 66 Summit Drive:  The owner’s garden cottage “Framewood” (very much like an elaborate garden playhouse for children) is the focal point of this garden. The owner will gladly share stories about its creation. 

  • 53 Englewood Avenue, Bloomfield:  Euonymous shrubs are a focal pint of this colorful, compact garden.

These events are part of an exciting year-long round of programs planned by Windsor Historical Society, the Town of Windsor, and the Windsor Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our town’s 375th birthday.  For more information about these programs, please visit or


Many generous sponsors and supporters have helped to make Windsor Historical Society’s events possible including:  

Presenting Sponsors: Anonymous Donor; Connecticut Humanities Council; Hartford Foundation for Public Giving;

Adventurer Sponsors:  Dan J. and Alice Ford Ferraina; Travelers Connecticut Foundation; Windsor Federal Savings;      

Discoverer Sponsors: MiddleOak Specialty®; Alstom Power

Founder Sponsors:  Anonymous Donor; Dill, Joyce & Thresher Insurance; ING; Jim and Kathi Martin; Rabbett Insurance Agency, Savings Bank Life Insurance;

Settler Sponsors: Alford Associates, Inc.; Bill Selig Family Foundation; Carmon Funeral Homes; Elizabeth Feser;  Griffin Land and Nurseries, Inc.; HD2 Development; Pelton Excavation Company; Price Chopper; Rotary Club of Windsor; Stop and Shop Supermarkets; Webster Bank.


Windsor Historical Society       96 Palisado Avenue       Windsor, CT 06095  


Tel:  860-688-3813

Fax:  (860) 687-1633




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