Dappled Berms - The Garden of Scott VanderHamm

Poughkeepsie, NY
Garden structure/sculpture, Rare plants/plant collection, Woodland/shade garden

The garden is situated on a 1-acre property within a 1950s (IBM-era) suburban community. As a result of the mature-growth trees which dominate the grounds, a shade perennial garden was created and cultivated over 26 seasons of weekend gardening. The assembled collection of plants, spread throughout numerous beds and man-made berms, relies heavily on the juxtapositions of color, texture, and form to bring interest and natural beauty to the garden. One of the highlights of the garden is the collection of more than 427 different hosta cultivars numbering more than 715 specimens, all labeled for ease of identification. Dappled Berms is one of 25 gardens featured in the book by Linda O'Keeffe, Inside Outside: A Sourcebook of inspired Garden Rooms.

This garden's estimated size is 1 acre.

Garden Extras: Adams Fairacre Farms will be on site with a special pop-up plant sale for the event. Many plant varieties featured at Dappled Berms will be available for sale.

Open Days 2024: Sunday, June 23
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • This garden allows photography
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Nature friendly f372a65207813459a0d18d2caa5c1eece145dbb205535bacd45d09e443889605Nature-friendly

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Dappled Berms - The Garden of Scott VanderHamm
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY, 12603
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