Garden of Margaret Roach

Copake Falls, NY
Plant Sale, Water feature, Meadow, Edibles, Organic, Open Days

The garden, about twenty-five years of age, reflects my obsession with plants, particularly those with good foliage or of interest to wildlife, and also my belief that even in Zone 5B, the view out the window can be compelling and satisfying all 365 days. Sixty kinds of birds have been my longtime companions, along with every native frog and toad species, and we are all happy together. Informal mixed borders, shrubberies, frog-filled water gardens and container groupings cover the steep two-and-one-third-acre hillside, a former orchard with a simple Victorian-era farmhouse and little outbuildings set in Taconic State Park lands on a rural farm road.

Read more about Margaret and additional activities at her garden at www.awaytogarden.com.

Specialty growers Broken Arrow Nursery will be on site selling plants during all Margaret's Open Days.

Directions: From Route 22 (5 miles south of Hillsdale, 13 miles north of Millerton) take Route 344 towards Taconic State Park signs. Bear right onto Valley View Road after park entrance and brown store, over metal bridge and past camp. After High Valley Road on left, stay right another 100 feet to green barn and house on left. Parking on High Valley or opposite house.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Open Days 2017:
May 6:
Author and North American Rock Garden Society magazine editor Joseph Tychonievich will give a morning lecture, "Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style," and an afternoon workshop, "Plants, Pollinators, and How to Support Them." Tickets and additional fee required for the special events with Joseph - click here to register.

August 19: additional details to come.

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.

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  • This garden allows photography
  • Parking is available

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