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.
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.
gardens, which may be viewed in any order, are located
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
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
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,
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
generous sponsors and supporters have helped to
make Windsor Historical Society’s events possible
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.