Friday12:00pm-5:00pm (last tour at 4:00pm)Saturday10:00am-5:00pm (last tour at 4:00pm)Sunday10:00am-5:00pm (last tour at 4:00pm)
ADA, Site and Structural Improvement Project
The work continues on the new gardens! Supported by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Love Your Block grant, we have added phlox, black-eyed Susans, Joe Pye weed, spirea, milkweed, and more to attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Around the Sensory Garden, we added a new ceramic bird bath and a deep tone wind chime, hung in the Magnolia, that sounds lovely and will relax your mind.
The work is underway!
After receiving the Love Your Block grant thanks to Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the City of Hartford, the Stowe Center joined with KNOX to begin the work on Harriet’s Backyard. KNOX apprentices and Stowe Center Staff & Garden Volunteers made great work: the veggie beds are already starting to produce, the Sensory Garden is blooming, and the Pollinator Garden has been expanded and ready for planting. The heritage rose bushes have been relocated to widen the driveway for busses and mobility supporting vehicles later this Fall.
In our buildings, we began by removing asbestos containing materials from the Katharine S. Day House and Visitor Center basements, and around eighteen exterior windows.
With Support From:
CT Department of Economic and Community Development
National Endowment for the Humanities
Norman and Nancy Beecher
William and Alice Mortensen Foundation
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Love Your Block Grant
National Trust for Historic Preservation
McDonald Family Foundation
Neighborhood Assistance Tax Act Program, Connecticut Natural Gas