Colors for Mr. Wilson

April 26, 2013 

The Woodrow Wilson Family Home in downtown Columbia is coming to life this spring with an historically inspired landscape plan specific to the Victorian period. With its curvilinear paths and colorful, naturalistic plantings, the garden will be an inviting place for walks and picnics, said David Simpson, grounds director for Historic Columbia Foundation, which will reopen the home early next year. The house was closed to the public in 2005 for a $3.4 million basement-to-rooftop restoration. This week, work began on the 11/4 acre yard, which will feature a collection of old garden roses, ferns, day lilies and irises along with a kitchen garden of herbs and a crabapple orchard.

Dawn Hinshaw

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