Although we here at Hidden Hill are pretty much convinced we invented kites - and we are getting ready to prove it again with our March 3oth Opening Weekend Kite Flying Extravaganza - that always pesky Wikipedia indicates that silk kites were being flown in China about 2,800 years ago. Wikipedia also claims two famous Chinese philosophers, Mozi and Lu Ban, really got the whole kite idea off the ground about 549 BC with the introduction of the paper kites, which were often used as rescue signals.
That insatiable tourist Marco Polo bought kites back to Europe toward the end of the 13th Century, Ben Franklin went airborne here in the USA about 1750, and Hidden Hill kicked in a few years later.
But who wants to quibble with history. What matters is Hidden Hill opens for its 13th season on Friday, March 29th, we're flying kites on Saturday the 30th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and that we've got literally hundreds of new plants, shrubs and trees to offer you. We'll send more on that later. For now, just mark the kite-flying calendar, bring the kids and we'll provide the rest - including great and windy weather.
We can't wait to see you again.
Bob and Janet Hill & the Hidden Hill Gang.