Open Days Special Program, Digging Deeper, Edibles, Open Days
The garden features both formal and informal herbaceous borders. Several garden rooms in pastoral settings are defined and accented by stone walls, clipped yews, sweeping lawns, mature maples, a giant copper beech, European birches, ginkgo and dogwoods including unusual species trees. All is surrounded by open pastures in the Olmsted design. The stone walls, driveway and sunken garden were inspired by Warren Manning and designed by Percival Gallagher and E.C. Whiting, Olmsted Associates from 1929 through 1950. The secret garden, cutting garden, pergola, and summerhouse garden are enhanced by lively bulb combinations in spring and lilacs spread their fragrance everywhere. The colorful raised beds in the vegetable garden add whimsy to the design which continues to reflect the Olmsted plan.
Directions: From the north, take I-84 to Route 22 North to Route 343 in Amenia. Turn right and go 5 miles to Sharon clock tower. At 4-way stop, turn right onto South Main Street. Go 0.9 mile and turn left onto West Woods Road. Entrance is third driveway on left. Park on West Woods Road.
From the south, take Hutchinson Parkway North to I-684 North to Route 22 North (about a 45 minute drive) to Route 343 in Amenia, New York. Turn right and drive 5 miles to Sharon. At the Clock Tower, turn right drive 0.9 miles on Route 41 south to West Woods Road.
Please note: address for this garden is West Woods Road 1, Sharon. For GPS, use address 21 Mitchelltown Road, Sharon.
Open Days 2017: May 14.
Hours: 1 p.m. to 4 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.
Digging Deeper event! On October 1, there will be a Digging Deeper program with Dan Taylor of Rosedale Nursery, "Planting the Future: Trees in a Historic Landscape." Registration details here.