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Black Point: Watch Our Gardens Grow

Lake Geneva Public Library
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At the Lake Geneva Library on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m., David Desimone, Director of Black Point Estate and Gardens will present his new program "Watch Our Gardens Grow: Restoration and Rejuvenation of the Black Point Gardens.”

In 2014, Black Point Estate and the Black Point Horticulture Committee hired landscape architect Ted Wolff of Chicago, Illinois to develop a master garden plan for the site. In 2017, Northwind Perennial of Burlington was hired to install a half acre woodland garden.

Learn about this new garden as well as additional plans for future garden improvements at the Queen Anne Victorian Summer “cottage” turned state historical museum on the shores of Geneva Lake.

Under the direction of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Dave Desimone and the museum’s docent staff are charged with promoting history and historic preservation. Desimone is a year-round resident of Walworth County. He earned his Master’s Degree in Public History from Kent State University of Kent, Ohio. His museum career spans 25 years and he has held leadership positions at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, The Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and The Holden Arboretum. He is active in local history, the arts, and historic preservation groups.