Belinda & Stephen Kaye

Belinda & Stephen Kaye

Millbrook, NY
Open Days, Edibles, Water feature

We were recently able to purchase property next door and are just beginning to develop the pond we’ve overlooked for forty years. Last summer a century of silt was dredged out. Aquatic plants and shrubs went in this spring and a mowed path is in the making around the perimeter. This addition greatly expands the scope of a garden that was originally designed around a lily pool and Carpenter Gothic-style potting shed at the entryway to the house. Here, a very informal parterre is planted with ornamental vegetables, and annuals and perennials in shades of peach and red. Over the years we’ve added a mini-rock garden/trough collection at the side of the house, and around by the back porch, a fountain by a local sculptor surrounded by plantings of ferns and golden-leaved hostas. A naturalized shrubbery on a berm between the road and the front lawn also evolved in order to screen out noise and dust. We continue to tweak and upgrade this wild area leading down to our grandchildren’s playhouse and the pond we now own.

Directions: From Millbrook, take Route 44 east towards Amenia. Go through Mabbettsville, and about 3 miles beyond, look for Charlotte’s Restaurant on right. Take next right onto Deep Hollow Road. Farm is first on left after church. It is yellow with a yellow barn.

From Amenia, take Route 44 West towards Millbrook about 5 miles to hamlet of Lithgow. Turn left onto Deep Hollow Road. Please park along Deep Hollow Road.

Open Days 2019: July 13
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.

Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase.  
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance.

  • This garden allows photography
  • This garden is handicap-accessible

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