We decided to open our garden in August again this year as visitors seemed to really enjoy seeing it in this later season. (In the past, we have always opened our garden in early June.) In August the summer garden is in full sway with lilies and phlox in bloom in the various borders, and the hydrangea walk is beginning to blossom. Towering forms of Sylphium perfoliatum, Sanguisorbia tenuifolia, and Rudbeckia lacinata command attention in the yew-enclosed Sunk Garden, and in the Nearly Native Garden (the wild garden where the beehives are kept) a sea of Queen Anne's lace, Rudbeckia triloba, and the wands of various grasses will prevail. The garden has been described as magical and "a private world." This may be because of its division into many rooms where one space unfolds upon the next, each with its own sense of individuality and charm, but always with an eye for structure, form, and texture. The garden has been twice featured in the New York Times as well as in Gardens of the Hudson Valley (Monacelli Press), Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley (Monacelli Press), Berkshire Living magazine, Rose and Ivy magazine, and Gardenista. Bevacqua is a featured designer in Garden Design Masterclass (Rizzoli), the soon to be released My American Garden (Timber Press) and most recently in New York Cottages and Gardens.
Open Days 2022: Sunday, August 14
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration for this garden opens Wednesday, June 1.
Members $5 per person; General admission $10. Children 12 and under free.
- This garden allows photography
- Partial wheelchair access
Claverack, Columbia, NY, 12513