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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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by David Wagoner

Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.

God Explains to the Chicken Why the Chicken Can’t Fly

Saturday, May 31, 2014

is our spring fundraising gala

Your ticket entitles you to

a lovely afternoon in the garden and a

chance to win your own

Stephen Cote sculpture.

Register via paypal at http://friendsofgardenofideas.blogspot.com/

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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.   

Check our free drop-in tours!