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Vines and Vignettes~ May 31, 2014


Vines & Vignettes, a fantasy garden tour, will be held on May 29 – May 31, 2014.  In this, our 3rd year, the Garden Event will take place at The Chimneys, a historic home in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, CT, at St. Mary’s-by the-Sea.

The Chimneys” was conceived and built during the Roaring Twenties.  The all-brick structure is best known for its striking visual of nine brick chimneys that rise above its roof line.  Supported by steel girders and reinforced concrete, the copper and slate roof is original to the home and has sheltered a colorful history, including an occupation by the United States Coast Guard, used as a movie set in the creation of cinematic magic, and is currently a private home.

Landscape architects, nurseries and garden antique dealers will use the special features of this property to create over 20 vignettes in spaces as diverse as the Rose Terrace, Pool Gazebo and Sport Court.  Spend a beautiful day perusing the grounds, getting great gardening ideas, purchasing that special garden ornament, or listening to a variety of gardening experts while enjoying lunch and refreshments.

All proceeds from this event will again focus on the children in our communities through support of the Black Rock Food Pantry, St Ann Academy, and Christian Heritage School.  Donations made to the Vines & Vignettes event will help stock the Food Pantry and allow these local wonderful institutions to continue their mission of providing quality education and care for the children of our community.

We will bring the best elements of past events to our new location at The Chimneys, with over 20 vignettes scattered throughout the historic house and grounds.