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History of the Cummer Museum Gardens
« on: July 14, 2012, 12:44:55 PM »
History of the Cummer Museum Gardens



Along the St. Johns River are the historic gardens of the Cummer Family.  Join us after the hump for the fascinating history of one of Jacksonville's most treasured assets!

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Bativac

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Re: History of the Cummer Museum Gardens
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 03:31:16 PM »
I love the Cummer Gardens and had no idea they'd retained their original layout for over a century. Pretty cool. I think the Gardens might be my favorite part of the Cummer. That and the old preserved office.

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Re: History of the Cummer Museum Gardens
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 04:48:48 PM »
Have you seen the needlepoint hanging in that room, of the gardens?  To know it was done by Ninah Cummer herself gives me chills.

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Re: History of the Cummer Museum Gardens
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 11:44:19 AM »
Truly amazing. That picture of the woman walking through the garden is breathtaking.

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Re: History of the Cummer Museum Gardens
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 02:55:32 PM »
So glad you all have enjoyed the Gardens so much.  Hope you will come visit again soon!

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Re: History of the Cummer Museum Gardens
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 08:02:27 AM »
I too am a steward of an O.C. Simonds landscape. Unfortunately, I have not visited Cummer Gardens, yet, except via books and the internet. Assuming, Simonds would not execute a garden "proper" plan but would have an employee prepare a garden design within his landscape plan do you know who his employee was who assisted on the Cummer property, if that is in deed the case?   Beautiful photos and great content, thank you.

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Re: History of the Cummer Museum Gardens
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 12:34:44 PM »
Will the new restoration of the Olmsted Garden connect to the Riverwalk?
or RAM?
I know this sliver of waterfront is "behind" the RedCross station, so the reasoning for my question?
Thanks
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