This past weekend Rob and I explored a hidden gem in our cute little town. The 577 Foundation is a historic site that works to preserve and maintain the integrity of the land. They offer numerous classes for adults and children that range from pottery, to painting, to herb walks, to making soap, and all sorts of holiday inspired crafts.
The 12 acre property dates back to the 1880s and the deed to the property was actually signed by President John Quincy Adams. The estate was owned by Mr. and Mrs. George F. Greenhalgh (Mrs. Greenhalgh was a niece of Edward Drummond Libbey, major benefactor of The Toledo Museum of Art), and then later by Duane and Virginia Stranahan. The Stranahans had six children, none of whom wanted the property, so Virginia gave the property back to the community. Her hope was that the land would be a fun place where people could learn about the environment and enjoy the beauty of Perrysburg and the Maumee River.
The 577 Foundation is known for their beautiful gardens. Guests are encouraged to plant their gardens on the property, with the purpose being to learn, discover organic practices, and share their knowledge with others.
We had a lovely morning walking around and exploring the grounds. The flowers and gardens are in full bloom right now and created the most picturesque backdrop for some photos. Both Rob and I have always been huge history buffs so we naturally fell in love with the beautiful historic buildings on site. This would be the cutest location for a bridal shower, senior pictures, or even a small wedding!
We are trying to soak up every minute before sweet Baby Lilly arrives! It’s hard to believe we are already 28 weeks along. She will be here before we know it!
p.s. I’ve linked my outfit details below! This floral maxi was perfect for a stroll around the beautiful gardens.