Garden tours into the history of Blennerhasset

A new program will highlight the property’s gardens at the historic state park in Blairneret Island. This new school tour will be available on Saturday, August 14 and Saturday, August 28 at 12:45 and again at 2:45 pm for adults $ 5. (File photo)

Parkerberg – People will be able to learn about the Blennerhasset Garden on the next visit to Blenerhasset Island.

Many people may not be aware that Blenner Hasset had an unusual fruit tree on the island. Their famous delight or flower garden covers an area of ​​2 1/3 acres[2 1/3 ha]and 1802 dairy products cost thousands of pounds of cheese for sale.

English gardener in a new foreign program, “Mr. Peter Taylor,” he said. He explained to visitors to the island that he had taken control of the Blaineer family and helped them establish the island’s reputation. This new school tour will take place on Saturday, August 14 and Saturday, August 28, 12-12. From 45 pm and again at 2:45 pm the price is $ 5 for adults.

“Most visitors to the island do not realize that this property has many buildings and activities that support the life and way of life of the Blairner family.” One of the organizers was Martha Hartley. β€œYes, the gardens are beautiful and grow with 80 acres[80 ha]of farmland and a variety of livestock.

Gob itors often do not realize how strong it was during their stay in the Ohio Valley, where other people lived in log cabins.

According to Dick Hartley, one of the organizers of the event, the program will begin with the presentation of the first person, the gardener Peter Taylor.

As volunteer educators, Dick and Martha Hartley explored and developed this new program. During this tour, participants learn that gardens and other seasonal construction were part of the Blennerhasset property in 1806. Their exact locations and some possible locations will be explored. Details and features of the garden, kitchen garden and pleasure garden are shared.

According to the organizers, the Orange offers a variety of treats for the Blainerhasset table, as well as what many constructions in the country have done and is doing, and more.

We are very happy with this educational offer. Our Park Visitors have another opportunity to learn about Blairner and the island. ” Craig Pills, Park Superintendent.

Provides a program with plant illustrations. The program lasts about an hour. At each stop, there are chairs under the tea trees. Space is limited and this is a rainy or shining event, but the porch is in heavy rain.

The $ 5 fee is only for special gardens and land tours. Frequent boat trips cost $ 12 for adults and $ 4 for children.

For more information and booking, you can call the Blennerhassett Museum at 304-420-4800.


Save the day! ‘Blennerhassetts’ documentary

* Local Premier – 8pm on Saturday, August 28, at the Soft Theater, Parkerberg, free and open to the public.

* Broadcast – Monday, August 30, West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

* Original article

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