1391 Barnum Street

1391 Barnum Street

Photo: Rebecca Pitts

Sheffield, MA
Water feature, Garden structure/sculpture, Woodland/shade garden

The first garden you see while walking up the driveway is the "Rabbit Garden," so named for the wooden rabbit in its midst. The chainsaw-carved animal is one of many on the property. Under the crabapple tree is a primrose garden. Walking up the stairs toward the house gives you your first view of the pond and waterfall area. From the deck, a series of stone steps and landings leads down past a rock garden to the patio and pond, home to goldfish, frogs, and a shy turtle. The patio fronts a mixed border of perennials, shrubs, and trees. From the screened-in porch the pond and waterfall can be seen and heard. The woodland garden behind the house, with its winding paths and many shade plantings, is a cool retreat. The paths in the woodland wind around an array of hostas, hydrangeas, and other shade plants. Partial Handicap Access: there are steps down to the pond and patio but this area can also be viewed from the road. Woodland garden can be viewed from pond & patio.

Open Days 2022: Saturday, June 11
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members $5 per person; General admission $10. Children 12 and under free. 

  • This garden allows photography
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Nature friendly f372a65207813459a0d18d2caa5c1eece145dbb205535bacd45d09e443889605Nature-friendly

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