Linden Ponds' Artists Bring Spring Inside

"A Touch of Spring," Six Gardens Themed After Children's Stories, Located Inside Linden Ponds

Hingham, MA - It's been a long winter in MA. That's why four people who live at Linden Ponds thought they would kick off Spring this year by creating real gardens inside the retirement community. "A Touch of Spring," created by Marty Saunders, Roy Peterson, Ding Wilding-Smith and Jim McGurl, includes six gardens (all completely real) themed after Children's Stories. "We have had Touch of Spring the past few years at Linden Ponds but this year we took it to another level," said Saunders. "Roy Peterson was in charge of all the wood support, Ding Wilding-Smith was the children's librarian, the major artist was Jim McGurl, and then my role was choosing and picking out all the plants and flowers and in some garden displays, vegetables! I also worked with staff at Linden Ponds to create the designs and determine the concept. We hope everyone likes what we have created." The Gardens include: Jack and the Beanstalk, Wizard of Oz, Make Way for the Ducklings, Peter Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh, and The Secret Garden. "They have been working on this for weeks and everyone at Linden Ponds is very excited to see their work," said Jeremy Graham, Community Resources Coordinator, Linden Ponds. "Between trips to the Flower Market in Boston, designing the flower and plant arrangements, painting characters on wood, and cutting painted characters out of the wood, these four residents have worked very hard to make this happen." About Linden Ponds: Linden Ponds is a full-service continuing care retirement community situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Hingham, Massachusetts. The vibrant campus opened in October 2004, and is home to 1,200 seniors who are enjoying life to the fullest.  Erickson Living is the developer and manager of Linden Ponds.