A Tea Garden in Tivoli

A Tea Garden in Tivoli

Tivoli, NY

Drawing from a three decades long study of the Japanese Tea tradition where great—even legendary—gardens are small by necessity, award-winning author and garden designer Bettina Mueller set out to turn her one-eighth of an acre backyard in the small village of Tivoli, New York into a private world of beauty and tranquility. Bettina created a Japanese-inspired tea garden that won Gardenista's 2015 Best Garden Design Award. A bamboo fence and gate, stone paths, naturalistic planting, and an antique Chinese water basin reinforce the beauty of the natural surroundings. The garden leads to a tea house nestled in the back of the property where Bettina hosts Japanese tea ceremonies for her guests. One passes from the colorful flower gardens at the front of the 1860s farmhouse to the quiet backyard Roji (tea garden). It is said that the way to the tea house should feel like a mountain path in the midst of a forest; with every step you leave the dust of the world behind. Her recent book about the garden A Tea Garden in Tivoli—American Garden Design Inspired by the Japanese Way of Tea can be seen on her website with views of the garden.

www.TeaGardenBook.com

Directions: From Route 9G, turn west onto Route 78 to Tivoli. Drive to the first stop sign in the middle of the village and turn right onto North Road. The mailbox has the #14 on it. The garden is at the first Victorian house on left.

Open Days 2016: August 6
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $7. Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.

 

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A Tea Garden in Tivoli
Tivoli, NY, 12583

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