Alpine/rock garden, Garden structure/sculpture, Scenic view, Substantial native plants, New to Open Days , Rare plants/plant collection, Woodland/shade garden, Historic garden
Brunel Park is a multi-faceted garden with terrain changes, several garden rooms spanning various sun and shade areas, and a slew of unusual specimen fruit trees that all combine to create a magical garden environment on 1.3 compact acres planted between and among a collection of century-old figurative and narrative concrete statuary.
The Alsatian-style house is surrounded by pea gravel and bluestone pathways through iris, geranium, lilies, and European hornbeam. Prized tree peonies lead the way to a formal boxwood herb garden with phlox and foxgloves, which then transitions to a rhododendron slope underplanted with hellebores and other groundcovers. Up the white pine root stairs is a level, sunny garden with several pollinator beds, a hardy kiwi pergola, and the newest additions: two Czech crevice gardens and a native plants bed devoted to attracting pollinators.
The native plant pollinator garden at the front of the visitor center is in its full glory in late summer and early fall.
Open Days 2021: Sunday, September 19
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Members $5 per person; General admission $10. Children 12 and under free.
- New garden or feature
- This garden allows photography
- Restroom access