Saturday, June 27, 2009

Miller’s House Garden Celebrates 20 Years

I’ve talked about Miller’s House garden before here. Started in 1983, the garden was dedicated in 1989. It has been a labor of love for Bethlehem Garden Club members for 20 years.

Wednesday evening Bethlehem Garden Club members, friends and families came together to celebrate those 20 years.
Located in the Historic Bethlehem Industrial Quarter, the garden was created on an empty, sloping hillside.

Pictures of the early years were on display throughout the garden. The pictures illustrate the evolution from hillside, to walled flat surface, to building raised garden beds, to adding a rose arbor, to planting. An abundance of well-marked plants fill the gardens.

Amid the blooming lavender, larkspur, statice and salvia members of the original committee were honored for their foresight and dedication.

As the evening came to a close, the garden shone in the setting sun as a peaceful and educational oasis of late Victorian cottage garden history.

(Miller’s House Garden, 459 Old York Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018)


Scattered Gardener said...

What a lovely place! Well done to all who have worked so consistently and with purpose for so long to create beauty and calm for their community.

Marie said...

Thank you SG,
It has truly been a labor of love. The gardens are a joy as much as the people who work in the garden.