Broccoli Hall--Maxine Paetro
This garden is open twice this year: May 21 and June 3.
Visitors to Broccoli Hall describe this English-style cottage garden as "incredible," "inspirational," "magical"-and they come back again and again. Starting in 1985 with 1.5 acres of bare earth, Maxine Paetro collaborated with horticulturist Tim Steinhoff to create a series of enchanting garden rooms. Broccoli Hall offers an apple tunnel; a brick courtyard; a lavish display of spring bulbs blooming with crabapples in May; an extensive border of irises, peonies, and old shrub roses flowering in June; a tree house with long views; and a secret woodland garden with a teddy bears' picnic. We have some whimsical rustic carvings by woodsman/artisan Hoppy Quick: new bears, new stairs, new chairs, and some exceptionally charming bird feeders. Photos and magazine stories about Broccoli Hall can be viewed at www.broccolihall.com. In 2010, Broccoli Hall was expanded to five acres, and two new mud ponds were installed. This is where we began a breeding program-but we don't sell our fish. To see the "elusive kishusui" project in progress, go to www.kishusui.com. We look forward to seeing you in the garden in 2023!
Open Days 2023: Sunday, May 21 and Saturday, June 3.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- This garden allows photography
- Partial wheelchair access
Amenia, Dutchess County, NY, 12501