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“Old Fashioned Gardens”

Wistariahurst Museum
Ranked #7 of 19 things to do in Holyoke
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Just walking about the gardens outside was peaceful and serene. Need to do more of that. The renovtion work on the Rose Garden area is taking shape

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

come here often for events, it is a beautifully maintained turn of the century mansion.

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Reviewed June 27, 2012

A visit to Wisteriahurst will allow you to learn alot about the way it was in Holyoke when the mills were going full blast. Really takes you back in time, Volunteers are wonderful.

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Reviewed December 12, 2011

Its a neat little place that could use some updating due to needed renovations.Its a Victorian house with many antiques so if you have children under 5 there too much stuff that has DONOT TOUCH signs!! Its a good look into another time in place in Holuoke for those who appreciate that typ e of place,

Thank WhoFive
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

My sister and I came to see the gardens but as soon as we entered the museum, the restored home of textile giant, William Skinner, we wanted to see more. We were warmly greeted by a docent who offered to take us on a tour. The admission was $7 per person and it was well worth it. Our docent was very knowledgeable and answered our many questions with very interesting facts and colorful examples. We spent over an hour on the tour and she took us to places that were roped off and that we would have missed without her guidance. After the tour, we went to the garden and were pleased to meet Toi Graham, a master gardener who spoke at one of our garden club meetings, working in the garden. (Wistariahurst uses the German spelling for Wisteria.) We discussed the plantings and toured the holding gardens as well as the main gardens. We had a wonderful visit, and learned much about Mr. Skinner, his textile business, his home, his family, and his gardens. We easily spent 3.5 hours there.

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