Wade Sturgeon created a beautiful Woodland Garden area at Sturgeon's Mill consisting of a wide variety of plants, including some native species as well as water plants. Tending to the gardens was a relaxing hobby for Wade, and his family and friends enjoyed the miriad of colors and aromas during springtime and throughout the year. A very rare glimpse of Wade Sturgeon in his Woodland Gardens can be viewed in the Sturgeon's Mill Video section of our website.
Plants and trees mentioned in Wade Sturgeon's notes in 1957:
We are currenlty in need of additional volunteers to assist with the restoration and resurrection of the Woodland Gardens. Now that the weather appears to be providing us with a break from the long rainy season, we can proceed with this large undertaking. Gardening chores may include: planting, pruning, pulling ivy, and general upkeep. We will keep the same schedule as last year... Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 am to ? If you would like to volunteer time working in the gardens or if you happen to have an abundance of plants as indicated on the list above and would like to donate one or two, then please Contact Us for further details.
Photos above were generously donated by Urban Tree Farm Nursery in Fulton, CA.
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A hearty thank you to all who visited the Mill during one of our steam-ups this past year!! We, the members of the "crew", look forward to these “productive” weekends when we see you, who enjoy steam-powered machinery in operation, come and enjoy the fruits of our labor of the year. We each have our reasons for enjoying this Restoration Project and they all come together when we get together on these great weekends.
The only thing we ask of you is to support this Restoration Project when and however you can and to pass on to your friends the information about this Mill and your enjoyment in observing its operation.
2150 Green Hill Rd.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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