All posts by Jeff Reiter

2017: A Year of Transformation     

Just over a year ago, we announced major revitalization plans for Cantigny, the former home of Robert R. McCormick in Wheaton. We didn’t have a name for our project at the time, only big plans for the estate’s gardens, grounds...

/ November 9, 2017

Butterfly Hill

Something funny happened after Project New Leaf got underway last spring. A small mountain was born. As the Ecological Pond Garden was being created, surplus soil was relocated from the gardens to the area just south and west of the...

/ September 7, 2017

Progress in the park

A very busy summer officially changed to fall amid record-high temperatures and a continuing high activity level for Project New Leaf.  Calm and dry weather has definitely worked in Cantigny’s favor during Phase One. Our top priority in August was...

/ August 29, 2017