Benton House Historic Garden

312 South Downey Avenue

A green initiative of the Irvington Garden Club

 

A few of the plants growing within this unique garden were in cultivation over 400 years ago; whereas, others were introduced to gardeners in the 1700’s.  Most, however, date to the 1800’s.  All are fitting companions to the historic Benton House (1873) and each, if plants could talk, could tell us stories of intrigue, folklore, plant explorers who traveled the globe, their medicinal uses and, for some, their religious significance.

 

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