85 South Water Street

Edgartown, MA
Digging Deeper, Historic garden, Rare plants/plant collection, Scenic view

In 1950 a sunken geometric garden in the form of a Union Jack flag was laid out to complement the historic eighteenth-century house. It was designed by Frances Louise Meikleham and her mother, a founding member of the Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club.

The present owners, from London, are knowledgeable, hands-on gardeners who have collaborated with garden designer Nan Sinton since 1997. Their focus is to enhance the property, including the sunken garden, selecting interesting, salt-tolerant plantings for the seaside setting. This is a summer garden, planned to look at its most attractive from late June through September with a peak season in July and August. Presently it is carefully maintained by Edgar Avalino and his team.

Open Days 2021: Saturday, July 10
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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


Also happening on this day: DIGGING DEEPER program, July 10, 2021, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
A Summer Seaside Garden with Nan Sinton. Registration for the Digging Deeper program includes admission to the Garden at 85 South Water Street.


    Nearby Gardens

    See All Gardens ›
    Holmes Coffin Garden

    Edgartown, MA

    Holmes Coffin Garden
    This is a small garden in the historic village of Edgartown, MA. The house was built in 1829. We bough...

    Garden of John & Judith Tankard

    Edgartown, MA

    Garden of John & Judith Tankard
    A new garden planted in 2006 to complement the historic house built around 1730 and fully renovated by...

    Goguen-Conzett Garden

    West Falmouth, MA

    Goguen-Conzett Garden
    An 1840s farmhouse and barn provide a backdrop for what was long ago a grazing field for livestock.