Friday Eye Candy: The Restored Gardens of Emily Dickinson

Fans of poetry and gardens will appreciate the effort to restore the historic home of Emily Dickinson—along with her cherished garden.

May 27, 2016, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Dickinson Homestead

The Dickinson Homestead, home to the ongoing restoration efforts of the Emily Dickinson Museum. | Bart Everson / Flickr

Ferris Jabr writes: "This spring…the Emily Dickinson Museum has brought the poet’s beloved orchard back to life, planting a small grove of heirloom apples and pears grown by the Dickinsons — BaldwinsWestfield Seek-No-FurthersWinter Nelis — on a sunny corner of the property near Triangle Street in Amherst, Mass."

According to Jabr, the garden is the "latest development in a longstanding effort to return the Dickinson estate to its 19th-century splendor." That development took a lot of work, including contributions by an archaeological team from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. More plans for restoration of this historic estate are in development, including work to restore the property's historic greenhouse. 

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