New York Cares Volunteers Groom Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum’s Garden
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Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum was one of 80 sites for New York Cares’ annual spring greening day on Saturday.
More than 5,000 volunteers worked throughout New York City from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Nearly 100 of those volunteers were on site at Bartow-Pell, cleaning up brush piles, digging up tulips, composting flower beds, deadheading wildflowers, and preparing the Children’s Garden for school groups. Many of the day’s volunteers—previously strangers to this hidden gem in the Bronx—were captivated by the mansion, its terraced gardens and four centuries of history.
Florence Dixon, an Aon employee who lives in Yonkers, said, “It’s the first time I’ve been to Bartow-Pell. I’m enjoying it and will come back again for the Open House Weekend.”
Pelham resident and Bartow-Pell board member Cynthia Brown said, “It’s fun to see how people re
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