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.