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The Garden of Ideas is located

in Ridgefield, Connecticut, approximately one hour

north of New York City.

  

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The Chinese Restaurant in Portrush


Before the first visitor comes the spring

Softening the sharp air of the coast

In time for the first 'invasion'.

Today the place is as it might have been,

Gentle and almost hospitable.  A girl

Strides past the Northern Counties Hotel,

Light-footed, swinging a book-bag,

And the doors that were shut all winter

Against the north wind and the sea mist

Lie open to the street, where one

By one the gulls go window-shopping

And an old wolfhound dozes in the sun.


While I sit with my paper and prawn chow mein

Under a framed photograph of Hong Kong

The proprietor of the Chinese restaurant

Stands at the door as if the world were young,

Watching the first yacht hoist a sail

-- An ideogram on sea-cloud -- and the light

Of heaven upon the mountains of Donegal;

And whistles a little tune, dreaming of home.


Derek Mahon


An outdoor

community center & garden sanctuary


In this hurried world, the Garden of Ideas is a place to slow down.   To stop, look, and listen.  There is so much more to see, to hear, to smell, to taste, and to feel.    Wake up your senses in this place and become more alive.


Whether you take a self-directed stroll or participate in one of our programs, we hope you will leave renewed.  

Upcoming 
Happenings:

Protecting Pollinators  6/20  10am  
Library Lunch Series  May 20  12:30-2
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PLAY AT THE

GARDEN TABLE:

SUMMER CAMP

AT

GARDEN OF IDEAS



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Fruits of the Garden: Basic Cooking Class



Come join us for a harvest in the garden and a how-to in the kitchen.

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