It is said that a garden is never so good as it will be next year. How very true!

       In the Jill Griesse Historic Garden at the Robbins Hunter Museum, dozens of volunteers have just finished the initial year of planning, fundraising, garden design and the start of the actual garden plantings.

       More than 5,000 Daffodils of many sizes and shapes will soon burst into bloom this spring for the Granville community and its visitors to enjoy as the museum kicks off its "Watch us Grow!" theme this spring.

       The necessary building and zoning permits that make ground breaking for the Dale and Tina Knobel Folly a reality are in hand and construction begins in just a few weeks. The Folly will frame the south end of the long east lawn in Greek revival architectural style.

       Poetry readings, short lectures, one act plays, bluegrass concerts, parties and weddings are all new possibilities for the Folly. We have applied to the American Daffodil Society to become a nationally sanctioned Daffodil garden. With only 23 sanctioned Daffodil gardens in the United States, the Jill Griesse Historic Garden will be proudly in the company of two great institutions, Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, and Winterthur in Winterthur, DE.

       Friend raising and fundraising for the project continues. Many naming opportunities are now available: name garden areas and site benches or have a tree planted or fund a garden ornament.

       Call us to inquire!

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