Amy Goldman Fowler

Amy Goldman Fowler

Photo: Jerry Spagnoli, from "Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures" by Amy Goldman

Rhinebeck, NY

On two hundred acres in the Hudson Valley, Amy Goldman grows heirloom fruits and vegetables—two orchards full of apples, pears, peaches; and three plots of squash, melons, tomatoes, peppers, and more. In her fourth book, Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures (Bloomsbury 2015), illustrated by Jerry Spagnoli, Amy describes her long-term collaboration with the land on the historic 1788 Abraham Traver farmstead. The place she fell in love with at first sight across a marshy expanse is different today. The house has been restored and incorporated into a larger whole. Farm outbuildings have cropped up, as have livestock and poultry. What was once a field of golden-colored little bluestem is now a more fruited plain filled with gardens (perennial, herb, vegetable) and orchards, intricacies, and delights.

Directions: At the request of the Garden Host, directions to this garden are provided at additional gardens open on this date, or by calling the Garden Conservancy office toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.

Open Days 2016: August 6
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 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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