1996 - Arnold Bartschi Passes Away
In 1996 Bartschi passes away and bequeaths The Bartschi Foundation to Henriette Bumeder. Although a lover of the gardens, Henriette is not fully suited to the rigors and demand of upkeeping such an intricate property with so many buildings and acreage. Over time she retreats more and more into seclusion, keeping only her closest friends and confidants in her life. Carl Shindle stays on to do basic property maintenance.