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Stroll public gardens, old and new, in Manchester

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Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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Looking up the central axis of Hoyt garden provides a splendid view of the grand Hildene mansion. Photo by Dick Conrad

Strolling around a lovely garden is the quintessential way to spend a leisurely afternoon in high summer. And here in Vermont one can find plenty of marvelous gardens open to the public. For instance Manchester alone is home to two great gardens that are situated just four miles apart.

Furthermore these two gardens, which were created exactly 100 years apart, also allow us to experience first-hand how garden fashions have evolved over the past century.

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