Wife & Model

While headed to Italy on a transatlantic cruise ship in 1902 with her mother and younger brother, twenty-one year old art student Corinne Lawton Mackall writes in her diary, I am prostrate and overjoyed at finding Gari Melchers’ name on the passenger l …

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Corinne Melchers: Reluctant Artist

Corinne Melchers, circa 1903 Our benefactress, Corinne Melchers, remains somewhat of an enigma today. Did you know she was a painter? While her surviving letters tell us about her daily activities, they fail to answer some of our more penetrating quest …

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Restored Period Planters Return to Belmont Garden

The restoration of the gardens at Belmont is an ongoing adventure and the latest undertaking focused on restoration of five planters that belonged to Gari and Corinne Melchers. Dave Ludeker, Belmont’s Maintenance Manager, restored and painted the woode …

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Springtime at Belmont

Springtime has always been a magical time at Belmont.

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Another Ramblin’ Rose Graces Belmont

“…the vision of a flourishing rose outside his own backdoor proved impossible to resist.”

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Winter Gardening

Winter is a good time to settle down with seed and plant catalogs and a nice cup of hot tea.

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