The Dibbles to Daisy Grubbers exhibit can be viewed at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum when the mansion is open to the public on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., from April 1 through July 1.
The exhibit will feature antique garden tools collected by landscape architect Mark Morrison. These beautifully crafted and exceptionally useful objects provide a fascinating glimpse into the art of gardening as it has been practiced in Europe and America since the 17th century.
Specialized tools such as clod crushers, cucumber straighteners, and wasp catchers are displayed alongside more familiar objects such as dibbles (for planting bulbs) and watering cans, each handmade in practical yet elegant forms that will appeal to all visitors, even those who have never weeded a garden with a daisy grubber.
Mansion admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free for children under six.