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CAPE Group New Meetup: Long Hill/Sedgewick Gardens

From: Beth
Sent on: Thursday, May 6, 2010 4:11 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Cape Ann Photography Excursion (CAPE) Group!

What: Long Hill/Sedgewick Gardens

When: Sunday, June 13,[masked]:00 AM

Event Fee: $1.00 per photographer

Long Hill/Sedgewick Gardens
Essex St on the Beverly Wenham Line
Beverly/Wenham, MA 01936

Where: Long Hill
572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA
When: June 13, 2009
Time: 10 a.m.
Meeting Place: Parking Area
Admission: Free
Directions: From Route 128 take exit 18, turn left onto Essex Street / Route 22. Stay on Route 22 / Essex Street-- it veers to the left eventually so watch for the green sign. The Entrance to Long Hill is just past Cogswell Ave, on the left. and

Join the CAPE Group in June as we tour the Sedgewick Gardens at Long Hill. If you have a macro lens this is a great venue for it!

Property Description:
114 acres | Established 1979
From 1916 to 1979, Long Hill was the summer home of noted author and editor of The Atlantic Monthly, Ellery Sedgwick, and his first wife, Mabel Cabot Sedgwick, an accomplished horticulturist, gardener, and author of The Garden Month by Month. The Federal-style house was completed in 1925 and contains original woodwork from the ca.1812 Isaac Ball House in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mrs. Sedgwick designed and planted the original gardens. After her death in 1937, Mr. Sedgwick's second wife, the former Marjorie Russell, herself a distinguished gardener and propagator of rare plants, added many plants to the gardens, including unusual species and varieties of trees and shrubs, some introduced by the Arnold Arboretum.

Today the gardens reflect the collective interests and tastes of both women. Five acres of cultivated grounds are laid out in a series of separate garden "rooms" surrounding the house. Each area is distinct in its own way and is accented by garden ornaments, structures, and statuary. The gardens are flanked on all sides by more than 100 acres of woodland as well as an apple orchard, meadow, and agricultural fields.

Event Fee: $1 Money collected from event fees goes directly to paying for and supporting the group website.

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