The sign at the Wild Gardens of Acadia. PHOTO COURTESY OF NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Wild Gardens grows online



BAR HARBOR — “Wild Gardens Memories,” a selection of excerpts from interviews with individuals who shared their love and recollections of the Wild Gardens of Acadia, has been made available by the Bar Harbor Garden Club.

To celebrate the centennial of Acadia National Park, the Bar Harbor Garden Club, an Acadia Centennial Partner, conducted interviews with club and community members who were involved with the early development of the Wild Gardens of Acadia.

The Wild Gardens began as a project initiated in the early 1960s by the Bar Harbor Garden Club, spearheaded by garden club members Betty Thorndike, past president of the Garden Club (1956-1959), Janet TenBroeck and Betty Owens. Although George Dorr was the ideological founder of the Wild Gardens, it was the women in the Garden Club who brought these gardens to fruition.

“Wild Gardens Memories” can be viewed at www.barharborgardenclub.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.