West Roxbury, MA
Rare plants/plant collection, Garden structure/sculpture, Water feature
This garden reflects the creative efforts of a mighty team: Christie Dustman, professional garden designer, and Patti Ryan, a professional furniture maker. In their own personal garden, these two artists have let nothing hinder their zeal for plants, stone, and whimsy. The garden is in its eleventh season, and its transformation was done in phases, keeping only a privet hedge and one andromeda. The garden uses plants and objects as sculptures in an array of vignettes and intentional views. By showcasing some plants and objects against a background of other plants and elements, this garden has many levels of complexity and interest. The owners are members of the Conifer Society, and you will find more than 50 different conifers, as well as rare and unusual plants. It is the reclaimed and castoff items used as art and decoration, like basketball hoops and organ pipes, that often command the most "ooohs and ahhhs." Garden is partially accessible.
Open Days 2022: Sunday, May 22
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Members $5 per person; General admission $10. Children 12 and under free.
- This garden allows photography
- Partial wheelchair access
West Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, 02123