Garden of Debby and Bart Jones

Garden of Debby and Bart Jones

Cornwall Bridge, CT
Fruit/vegetables, Garden structure/sculpture, Meadow, Organic/toxin-free, Scenic view, Water feature, Woodland/shade garden

In 2000, when Debby and Bart bought their classic Greek Revival house, built by Colonel Dwight Wellington Pierce circa 1836, there were jagged topless spires of 50-foot spruce trees behind the house that had been ravaged by the tornado of 1989. These used to shade a small existing garden. Debby, a painter with strong feelings about order and geometry, knew little about gardening but cobbled together a "loose" plan for the space. Bart cleared away the vast overgrown riffraff of multiflora rose and wild honeysuckle blanketing the back yard, and together they created gentle meandering paths out of flat stones collected from the adjoining field and circled them around the unsightly stumps, camouflaging them as well as they could with climbing roses, lilacs, magnolias, and fragrant English cottage garden perennials: clematis, foxgloves, delphiniums. Each year they try to add a new project: a stonewall fountain, long beautiful beds of teeny spring narcissi, followed by summer nepeta, a crab apple allée, a wisteria-covered pergola, and a topiary barberry alligator, to name a few. Across the street is an orchard, a small kitchen garden, and an old dairy barn that is listed on the Connecticut Register of Historic Places.

This garden's estimated size is 1 acre.

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

This garden is also in close proximity to:

Garden of Jane Garmey, West Cornwall

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

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Garden of Debby and Bart Jones
Cornwall Bridge, Litchfield, CT, 06754
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