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Friday Eye Candy: The Restored Gardens of Emily Dickinson
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 — Baldwins, Westfield Seek-No-Furthers, Winter 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.