Mark Your Calendar - Begins May 26, 2014
Das Dutchman Essenhaus is in the planning and development stages of their eighth annual Quilt Garden. In cooperation with the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Essenhaus is participating in a county-wide event that unites quilters and gardeners alike.
The seasonal tour, which includes twenty (20) large-scale living Quilt Gardens and twenty (20) quilt murals will begin May 30 and run through September of 2014. A variety of quilt patterns will be planted in gardens and hand-painted in murals on or around businesses throughout Elkhart County.
Quilt Gardens...along the Heritage Trail marries a popular tradition of Amish culture with the agricultural community. Essenhaus staff members worked together to incorporate a popular quilting design made entirely of flowers. The Essenhaus Quilt Garden will be planted at the end of May and will include three (3) types of annual flowers in a "Bowtie" quilt design.
The 2014 Quilt Garden at Das Dutchman Essenhaus will be home to over 7,800 plants and will be in its prime mid-July through mid-September. Local residents and tourists are welcome to visit the garden located behind the Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center.