Note: This page includes garden properties connected with the Garden Conservancy's preservation, Open Days, or other programs. It is provided as a courtesy to our partners and in support of our mission of saving outstanding American gardens. It is by no means a comprehensive or complete list of garden properties for sale.
Posted September 23, 2019:
Hortulus Farm, 60 Thompson Mill Rd,
Hortulus Farm and Nursery, the creation of Jack Staub and Renny Reynolds, is a classic Bucks County stone farmhouse, circa 1793, on 100 acres down a 1/4 mile long, tree-lined drive. The property includes five ponds, a waterfall, and 30 acres of gardens, including lavish perennial and summer borders, a woodland walk, a birch allée, French and Mediterranean gardens, and vegetable and herb gardens. Hortulus is an affliate garden of the Garden Conservancy and has been frequently featured in Open Days. For more information about Hortulus Farm, visit hortulusfarm.org. For information on the real estate listing, see Addison Wolfe Real Estate.
Posted June 11, 2019:
McGinley Mansion, Milton, MA
The McGinley Mansion in Milton, MA, was designed by Henry Forbes Bigelow and Philip Wadsworth, and built in 1925. The four-acre property includes an attached Lord and Burnham greenhouse, three tiered gardens designed by acclaimed landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman, and has been featured in Garden Conservancy Open Days. For more information, see www.mcginleymansion.com.
Posted May 2, 2019:
Bakwin House, Ossining, NY
Built as a summer retreat in 1932 by renowned modern art collectors Ruth Morris Bakwin and her husband, Harry, a serene property in Ossining has come on the market for the first time. There are 20 acres of gardens, a three-acre lake with its own boathouse, a lakeside pool, and a four-bedroom guest house. The garden was a frequent participant in Garden Conservancy Open Days. Contact: Dalia H. Valdes, Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty, 914.713.2197
Posted March 26, 2019:
Côte Des Fleurs, near Montreal
Côte Des Fleurs, a 350-acre, 35-year-old, work-in-progress situated in an agricultural region 45' west of Montreal, seeks an enthusiastic and experienced Estate Head Gardener to help manage and refine the gardens our estate. The estate comprises hillside gardens designed by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd, a walled garden, water features, formal tree allées, planted hedgerows, coniferous and deciduous forests and a developing arboretum, acres of manicured lawns, active agricultural fields, an apple orchard, a vineyard, an apiary, numerous architectural elements and structures, a greenhouse, and thousands of tons of dry stone masonry. Contact: Chris Overing, COvering@CoteDesFleurs.com, 514.516.6116
Posted November 1, 2018:
Bedrick Garden, Mattituck, NY
Hidden Oasis in the Heart of the North Fork
Set on 1.2 breathtaking acres, this charming three bedroom, two bath, sun filled home features impeccable landscaping, gunite pool with waterfall, fish pond, vegetable & herb gardens all creating a peaceful, private setting. Previously part of the Garden Conservancy and North Fork Garden Tours! MLS # 3076735
If you have questions or would like to schedule a viewing, please contact Amy Kirincic 631.379.3138 | email@example.com at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
Posted June 20, 2018:
Erchless, Old Westbury, NY
Built for Howard Phipps, youngest son of Henry Phipps, Jr., who made his fortune at Carnegie Steel, Erchless offers the rare opportunity to own a “Gold Coast” estate still owned and lived in by the original family who built it nearly a century ago. The property, a 90-acre-plus property in the heart of Old Westbury, has participated in the Garden Conservancy Open Days program for many years.
Kept in glorious, pristine condition throughout, the fifteen-bedroom, twelve-bath mansion is like a time capsule transporting you back to a time known on Long Island’s North Shore as the “Golden Age.” Far from the mansion and hidden beyond fields and a wall of 80-foot-high beech trees, a well-cared-for farm and stables, with many out buildings and staff housing, make the estate virtually self-sufficient. Perhaps the most impressive feature of this magnificent estate is its incredible, enchanting, and seemingly endless array of gardens and towering specimen trees. For more than 60 years, award-winning varieties of rhododendrons have been bred here. Today, this botanical paradise is considered one of the best rhododendron gardens in the Northeast. For further information regarding this property, please see:
Posted May 2, 2018:
The Balcony, Ellen Biddle Shipman garden, Aiken, SC
At the height of her career, Shipman, in collaboration with Long Island and Aiken architect Julian Peabody, designed a rare southern landscape, “The Balcony,” for major New York patrons Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Knox. Shipman creatively sited the light-filled, Georgian-inspired country house on a six-acre walled property with numerous French doors opening to gardens, terraces, and lawns. Her keynote design feature is a long azalea allée centered on the Fiske wrought iron New Orleans balcony terrace from which the house takes its romantic name. More than 60 varieties of two-story heritage camellias, blooming all winter, surround the house. Also featured are majestic tea olives, magnolias, hedges of gardenias, fig trees, and banks of azaleas everywhere. Current owners are Garden Conservancy members. Good for today’s maintenance, most of the Shipman plan is dedicated to trees and shrubbery, not flower gardens. Very private but conveniently located in historic Aiken, the grounds include a recent pool/fountain, historic stable, and a three-bedroom estate cottage. The main house features major entertaining spaces, elegant woodwork, skylights, eight fireplaces, seven primary bedrooms, other bedrooms, and excellent service spaces. Adjoins the Historic Horse District with sandy lanes and easy walk or hack to 65 miles of trails in 2,500-acre Hitchcock Woods.
For more information, please contact David Stinson at 803.640.0123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted April 6, 2017:
Princeville Botanical Gardens, North Shore Kauai, Hawaii
A remarkable botanical garden with stunning mountain, waterfall, and ocean views in a serene and peaceful setting complete with broad trails carved into terraced hillsides, expansive gardens, tapered valleys, flowing streams, and over 700 plant varieties. The property affords easy access to Hanalei Bay, Princeville, Anini Beach, and other attractions of the North Shore of Kauai. Includes a beautiful, craftsman agricultural building, as well as a site to build a new home and a guest house. This is a unique opportunity to reside in a world-class botanical garden located in one of the world's most beautiful locations.
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