The Sanctuary on Connecting Point

In front of Goshen, MA’s Good Time Stove Co, a two-story tin man stands watch over the antique stove store. Behind, owner Richard Richardson has spent the better part of his life creating a sprawling art environment he calls Three Sister Sanctuary. Named in honor of Richardson’s three daughters, the Sanctuary is designed in part as a place for people to gather. It combines perennial plantings, butterfly gardens, works by local artist—and fire-breathing dragon. Connecting Point’s Dave Fraser stopped by the Sanctuary recently to learn more about this unique environmental art experience.