This website is for all three Ardens, the Craft Shop Museum, and stray pieces of utopian yearnings. The Village of Arden has its own website. Click here to see it.
Weeds Gone Wild
The Naamans Creek Watershed Association has issued its Ten Least Wanted list of non-native plants invading the Arden woods. Click here to see the brochure.
Updated Trash & Recyling Flyer
Monday is our new pickup date for trash, recycling, and yard waste. Click here for details.
New ACRA website
Click here to see the new website of the Arden Community Recreation Association.
The Arts & Crafts Community at Arden, Delaware: an article on the Old House Journal website. October, 2011
American Dreams: Life in the Ardens, an article by Dante Silicato of Ardencroft for Examiner.com. 9/19/2011
Arden Map of Panoramic Photos
Click here to see Larry Strange's new map of panoramic photos. You may need to install Microsoft's Silverlight plugin for your browser. Click here Danny Schweers' old Google map. (When was the last time you saw the words "old" and "Google" next to each other?)
Arden Meeting Tweets
Larry Strange has decided to Tweet in real time from meetings of the Town Assembly in Arden.
Other News Items
Ansel Adams or Earl Brooks? Click here to read more about the controversy in which Earl Brooks' photos may have been mistaken for those of Ansel Adams. Brooks lived in Arden for decades. Mark Taylor says: "For those interested, there is a photo of Earl Brooks in my Arcadia book on Arden. Earl was one of the official photographers of the 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia, and moved to Arden shortly thereafter, first opening a studio in the Arden Craft Shop, and later in Wilmington near 9th and Market street. In 1961, he sold the business, and retired to sail his 34-foot schooner, Boomerang, in the Caribbean. He died in West Haven, Conn. It would be great to see that diary. He and Frank Stephens were, apparently, bitter enemies."
Arden: A Travel Destination? Gregory Coin's recent article about Arden and the Arden Fair.
Bicyclist Finds Arden: Our village (or is it three?) was visited by Casey Edwards in May. He has been bicycling from one utopian community to another, mostly defunct, but not ours! Click here to read what he had to say about his visit.
Link found by Pat Toman: This Land is Your Land. Click here to read Bradford D. Wazaney's doctoral dissertation comparing the economic implications of land use among the Jicarilla Apaches and the Arden Communities.
Welcome to the Ardens
to an unofficial website of the Villages
of Arden, Ardentown,
all of which continue to champion Henry
George's Single Tax philosophy, the landscaping
of the Garden City movement, the ideals
of Arts and Crafts, and the playfulness
of Shakespeare, Gilbert and Sullivan.
The Buzz Ware Village Center is available for rentals and village events. Click here to see our community center's rental rates, requirements, floorplans and history.
The Field Theater is also available for rentals and is free for public events. Call the Village of Arden Secretary at 475-3516 to reserve it for your event.
Men's Book Group in Arden
Weed-n-Walk in The Ardens
GARDEN QUOTES AND PHOTOS
The idealism that makes our community so special is reflected in these quotes
and photos gathered by Roberta Perkins.
We encourage you
to visit the Arden
Club website and the Village of Arden. Other notable websites are those of several Arden
Artists and of the Candlelight
This website is maintained
as a service to residents of the Ardens and to those curious about
our utopian communities. If you want to see something added, contact
Danny Schweers. You can call him at 475-0998. In general, phone
numbers and e-mail addresses of residents are NOT listed unless specifically
There are about 500 residents in Arden, 300
in Ardentown, and 200 in Ardencroft. Representation
on joint committees, such as Archives,
are usually in these proportions.
Click here to see Mike Opelka's humerous video of a dead birch tree being cut down.
Arden | Ardentown | Ardencroft
Archives | Arden
Dreamers | Town Watch
Buzz Ware Village Center | Arden Artists | Arden
Buzz Ware Calendar | Arden Club Calendar
Arden Secretary: 302 475-3516
Ardentown Secretary: 302 475-1551
Ardencroft Secretary: 302 529-1774
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