Belinda & Stephen Kaye

Millbrook, NY
Open Days, Edibles, Water feature, Garden sculpture, Rock garden

Recently we were able to purchase adjacent property with a pond we’d overlooked for 45 years. Dredging the pond of 100 years of silt was the first improvement we made. Then aquatic plants went in, which now are rapidly taking over, and the shrubby willows we planted around the perimeter attract innumerable birds. The addition of the pond greatly expands the scope of a garden that was originally designed around a lily pool and Carpenter Gothic potting shed at the entryway to our house. Here, a very informal parterre is planted with ornamental vegetables, annuals, and perennials. Over the years we’ve added a mini-rock garden/trough collection at the side of the house and a fountain by a local sculptor by the back porch. A shrubbery on a berm between the road and front lawn also evolved to screen out noise and dust. We continue to tweak and upgrade this wild area leading down to a playhouse and a mowed path around the pond.

Directions: From Millbrook, take Route 44 east towards Amenia. Go through Mabbettsville, and about three 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 five miles to hamlet of Lithgow. Turn left onto Deep Hollow Road. Please park along Deep Hollow Road.

Open Days 2020: July 11
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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