New Hope, PA
John and Dorothy Meggitt have a love of English gardens, so theirs overflows with perennials and specimen trees. The garden is approached across Pidcock Creek and up a hill where it presents itself as a wonderful surprise. It lies on the side of a valley and is designed so that views of Solebury Mountain can be enjoyed. The hillside is terraced with stone stairs, dry stone walls, and a pergola, so there are numerous places to sit, including a secluded belvedere. There is a water garden with hardy lilies, lotus, and many marginal plants. It is home to specimen koi and a large school of goldfish. A growing collection of significant statuary adds further interest. Much of the ten-acre property is in its natural state to provide a habitat for wildlife and can be explored by trails that lead to the creek.
Directions: From New Jersey and east, cross Delaware River on Route 202 South. Go 5 miles to Lahaska (Peddlerís Village). Turn left onto Street Road and go 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Pidcock Creek Road. Go 0.1 mile to first driveway on right. From the west, follow Route 202 North to Lahaska (Peddlerís Village). Turn right onto Street Road for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Pidcock Creek Road. Go 0.1 mile to first driveway on right. From New Hope, go south on Route 32/Main Street. Go 0.5 miles to Route 232/Windy Bush Road. Turn right. Go 2.5 miles to Pidcock Creek Road and turn right. Bear right to follow Pidcock Creek Road. Driveway is 0.2 miles on left. From Newtown and south take Route 413 North/Durham Road. Take a slight right onto Windy Bush Road/Route 232. Go 5.5 miles to Pidcock Creek Road. Turn left. Bear right to follow Pidcock Creek Road. Driveway is 0.2 miles on left.
Open Days 2017: June 17
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission to this garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.
Buy discounted admission tickets in advance! They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase.
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance.
- This garden allows photography
- This garden is handicap-accessible