“All gardening is landscape painting.” June 12, 2021 Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through lush gardens and the luxurious historic home from the early 1800s at Historic Sappington House. Sappington House is a founding member of 14-participating sites that compose Historic Saint Louis.
Our formal flower garden designed by Edith Mason was created in the 1960s after a visit to Williamsburg, Virginia, and reproduces the landscape architecture of early Americana. The herb and bee/butterfly pollinator gardens will also be featured as well as our historic home tour, judged to be the oldest brick home in St. Louis County. In the parlour, guests will enjoy a lighthearted costumed skit.
The lovely green grounds are awaiting families, perhaps for picnicking. Plein air artist Jennifer Roussin may be drawing beautiful pastels in the garden as well as other artists sketching their nature observations on paper.
We are instituting a free exchange of seeds harvested from our autumn gardens, as well offering plants for sale. And don’t miss the Missouri Fiddlers as they play old-time favorites.
Summertime refreshments will be served. $5 adults; $1 children under 12. Partially handicap accessible.
This is the Crestwood component of the area-wide Historic Saint Louis’ “A Summertime Past.” For your visit to Historic Sappington House, please park at Crestwood Elementary across the street or in the overflow lot off Reco Avenue. For more information, access historicsaintlouis.org or phone 314-822-8171.