Tag Archives: Willowdale Estate Topsfield

Save the Date: Artist Spotlight Garden Tour and Film Screening at Willowdale Estate May 13th

On Tuesday, May 13th,  at 6pm, I will be giving a free guided tour of the butterfly gardens at Willowdale Estate, located in Topsfield. After the garden tour, we will have a screening of my film, Life Story of the Black … Continue reading

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We’re Off to See the Wizard!

My friend, Briar Fandetti Forsythe, is a not only a fabulous baker, but also a movie buff. In April she is attending the Turner Film Festival, Los Angeles, where a huge celebration is scheduled for the 75th anniversary of The … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Upcoming Screenings of My Film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly

I hope to see you there! For more information about Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly click here. Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 6:30 pm Lowell Eco-Film Festival ~ More details to follow. Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 6:00 … Continue reading

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Beautiful Video Filmed at Willowdale Estate and Produced by Long Haul Films

Mary Foss Murphy writes ~ I am a faithful GMG reader and enjoy your posts and pictures.  Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Knowing of your work at Willowdale and your work as a video producer, I thought you … Continue reading

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Happy HallowVine!

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The Prettiest Pumpkin Patch

My dear friend Briar sent this photo very late last night; well past midnight. I imagine she must have just finished making the cookies and was excited to share her beautiful creation with friends. I’m am so glad she did … Continue reading

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Bulb Planting and Note to Our Readers

Reminder: Plant your bulbs before the chilly weather is upon us! Dear Readers, These upcoming weeks, until Christmastime, I am nonstop with my business. My interior design client’s homes need readying for the holidays and I am very much straight … Continue reading

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Artists Spotlight Event Tuesday Night at Willowdale Estate

Join us as we feature two accomplished artists that are very close to the Willowdale Estate family. Showing for one night only! Jay Forsythe graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. With a background in graffiti, his current work … Continue reading

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Baby Chipping Sparrow

Notice the two gardenia trees in the large planters in the background. Weren’t we startled  several weeks ago to find a nest tucked in the crook of the gardenia branches, with an egg!! The planters are moved often enough to accommodate wedding ceremonies, but … Continue reading

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Incredible Wedding at Willowdale Estate

I have shared many photos and stories about the garden and events that take place at Willowdale Estate. Not only because I love working with everyone there, but also because several people who live in Gloucester work at Willowdale (Michele … Continue reading

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Thank you!

Butterfly Courtyard with Native Dogwood (Cornus florida) Thank you so much to everyone who came to the Willowdale Estate Artist Spotlight Garden Tour Monday night. We had an absolutely wonderful turnout. I would especially like to thank Senator Bruce Tarr … Continue reading

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Garden Tour Tonight at Willowdale Estate!

Please join me tonight for a tour of the butterfly gardens I designed for Willowdale Estate. Come experience a taste of Briar’s gracious hospitality and enjoy refreshments served in the conservatory. I stopped by the gardens yesterday and the spring blooms … Continue reading

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Garden Tour with Kim Smith at Willowdale Estate

Please join me Monday evening for a tour of the butterfly gardens I designed for Willowdale Estate. Come experience a taste of Briar’s gracious hospitality and enjoy refreshments served in the conservatory. The tulips are at their peak and look … Continue reading

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Think Pink! if you want that quel-que chose

Pink Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida rubra) Peony ‘Adored’ China Town Viridiflora Tulip Magnolia ‘Alexandrina’ Kay Tompson sings “Think Pink!” in Funny Face (1957, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire). The character of Dick Avery, played by Fred Astaire, is in part based … Continue reading

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Think Spring!

Narcissus ‘Geranium’ Bleeding Heart and Tulips All photos Willowdale Estate, Topsfield.

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