“Willow Valley provides all the opportunities here to do what you love, whether it is gardening, music, or even to learn new things.” — Fujie Twilling
Spring Run resident Fujie Twilling practices Ikebana, a traditional Japanese art of arranging fresh flowers. Fujie shares, “In Ikebana, you and nature, the container and the flower, are matched to arrange a home. It is a sacred mystery.”
In West Chester, PA, Fujie had a four-season garden of perennials where she tended irises, daisies, roses, and mums, and trained trees such as cherry, magnolia, apple, and peach for use in Ikebana designs. Now in Willow Valley she has the opportunity to continue gardening.
The vibrant beauty of Willow Valley’s landscaping and dedication to arts and culture drew Fujie here. Now, she shares her passion by teaching Ikebana classes for other Willow Valley residents. She says, “Willow Valley provides all the opportunities here to do what you love, whether it is gardening, music, or even to learn new things.”
The 210 acres of land that Willow Valley Communities calls home comprise a canvas featuring a blend of unspoiled open spaces and meticulously landscaped gardens. The mature trees and abundant foliage draw in birds and local wildlife, but they also create gathering places for our residents to enjoy life captivated by nature’s beauty.
French impressionist Claude Monet once said, “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” Even this master painter felt his brushwork couldn’t possibly compare with the beauty of nature’s art in a gracefully tended garden.