Lounsbury House announces plans for community garden, patio in Ridgefield

A family day event is shown at The Lounsbury House in Ridgefield

A family day event is shown at The Lounsbury House in Ridgefield

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The board of directors and staff of Lounsbury House announce initial plans to redevelop its interior lower-level space and the back landscape. They are doing this in order to better serve, attract, and entertain area residents for a wide range of community and private events, a release said.

Plans are already underway with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists for artful outdoor events such as Music at the Mansion and a recreational sculpture garden.

A farmer’s market featuring CT grown foods sourced locally including The Hickories (birthplace of Phineas Lounsbury) is also being planned, as well as entertainment with local emerging artists and other celebratory events.

This Community Garden & Patio will be supported by interior lower-level amenities for the comfort of guests and help limit excess foot traffic within the main level of the 126-year-old National Historic Site.

“The last two years have inspired new ways of thinking, collaborating, and adapting for many of us, with Lounsbury House working hard alongside dozens of other nonprofits and local orgs as a community partner through it all,” said Suzanne Brennan, executive director. “We have been resilient - growing and challenging ourselves while serving this town we love so much - and look forward to a reimagined 2023 and beyond.”

The interior lower-level space consisting of 2,634 square feet will be reconfigured beginning in June 2023.

There will also be a very unique single office rental opportunity on the lower level of Lounsbury House, complete with its own separate entrance beginning next summer, 2023, the release said.

Interested parties for this prime office space may email Info@LounsburyHouse.org with professional contact information.