Foundation's Victorian Garden
Bud Thurman with the Baker-Hunt Mansion's greenhouse in the background.
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in the foreground with her dog. In the background is the great lawn
of the Baker-Hunt Foundation between the Hunt mansion and the Scudder
the Scudder mansion in the background
of Baker-Hunt have formed a Victorian Garden Team. The
Baker-Hunt Foundation was created in 1922 as a privately endowed Foundation
for the continuation of the arts, offering a wide range of classes for
adults and youth, including painting, drawing, pottery,
photography and mosaics. Part of its legacy is two fine houses
of the Victorian
era with expansive, luxurious grounds in the midst of an urban setting.
In conjunction with the International Master Gardener's Conference
to be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center June 18-21
and the Licking Riverside Historic District Secret Garden Tour which will
be offered to the conventioneers, The Friends of Baker-Hunt have begun
an ongoing project of restoring the grounds and enriching the landscape
for the enjoyment of our students and the general public.
A team of more than 20 Master Gardeners have volunteered
over 400 hours of the their time. Local nurseries and landscapers have
donated in excess of $3000. in plants and materials for the
project so far.
Because of the scope of the project and the importance of
historic institution in our community we are continuing to seek volunteers
of time and contributions of perennials, shrubs and any other gardening
essentials by lovers of gardens at any level of experience as an ongoing
project and as a part of our Victorian Garden Team.
Please contact the Baker-Hunt Foundation 859-431-0020 for