Garden of Peter Bevacqua and Stephen King

Claverack, NY
Nature-friendly

Garden owners' description: We have always opened our garden in early June, but this year we decided to try something different.. We thought people might enjoy seeing the garden later in the season. In August, the summer garden is in full sway with lilies and phlox in bloom in the various borders and the hydrangea walk 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. Peter Bevacqua is also a featured designer in the newly published book Garden Design Masterclass (Rizzoli).

Open Days 2021: Sunday, August 15
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration for all 2021 Open Days will begin in May. Stay tuned!

  • Partial wheelchair access

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