Tulips Bloom in Riversdale Mansion Backyard |
Tulips bloom at Riversdale Home Museum historic backyard.
When Henri Stier constructed the Riverdale Park monument within the early 1800s, he had 1000’s of tulip and hyacinth bulbs planted across the property. Stier was initially from Belgium, second behind the Netherlands in tulip manufacturing.
His daughter, Rosalie Stier Calvert, then took over the planning of the backyard, and ceaselessly talked about tulips and different vegetation in his letters.
Lately, Amy Winkler, the guardian of the Riversdale Museum, has labored with volunteers to plant 2000 heritage tulip bulbs across the property at 4811 Riverdale Rd. in Riverdale Park. A small on-site plaque offers the historic context and pays tribute to the bonded laborers who labored to create the gardens.
The museum hosted “Tulipmania” occasions, however technically the mansion tulips got here after the heyday within the Netherlands within the seventeenth century, however tulips stay in style in Belgium to today.
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