This website is for all three Ardens and for stray pieces of utopian yearnings. The Village of Arden has its own website. Click here to see it.
Updated Trash & Recyling Flyer
Connee McKinney’s 100-page history of the Buzz Ware Village Center was written in 2004. This document is available here in PDF format. Right-click on the document that appears to download it to your computer.
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
Welcome to an unofficial website of the Villages of Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft, 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 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.
GARDEN QUOTES AND PHOTOS
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 authorized.
Population? There are about 500 residents in Arden, 300 in Ardentown, and 200 in Ardencroft.
Men's Book Group in Arden
Above: Ardencroft resident Hunter Clarke reading a book to her two young children. Click here to see her paintings.
On-Line Events Calendar!
Buzz Ware Village Center Website
Field Theater Page
Men's Book Group