Hildene Arrangements

This weekend we visited Hildene, the summer home of Robert Lincoln, President Lincoln’s son. Hildene — hill and valley with a stream — is situated overlooking the Battenkill Valley and River with views of the Taconic and Green Mountains.

The house was built in 1905, and was fun to explore.  I was taken by the fresh flower arrangements in room after room.  Twice a week, the flowers are replenished by a volunteer group in Manchester.  They animate the space, bring alive the imaginings…

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The grounds have beautiful gardens (a cutting garden and formal garden), miles of walking paths, goats, a restored Pullman car…much to explore.

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