East Hampton, NY
Alpine/rock garden, Woodland/shade garden, Rare plants/plant collection
Rare and unusual (and some not so) ornamental trees and shrubs and shade-loving perennials form the understory and groundcover in this niche carved in native woodland over a 35-year period. This is a playground for an ardent gardener and plant collector, and plants that do not meet high standards of performance quickly give way to others waiting in the wings.
Planted for year-round interest, in midspring camellias that rise above carpets of hellebores, woodland phlox, wood anemones, and minor bulbs capture the most attention, and are succeeded by epimedium, daphne, fragrant rhododendrons, species peonies, and more. During the summer, color and fragrance are provided by a progression of hydrangeas, Asiatic and American Clethra, crape myrtles, and a range of Stewartia, together with the newest treasure, a purple-leaved Styrax japonicus.
GARDEN EXTRAS: Plant sale
Open Days 2021: Saturday, June 12
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Members $5 per person; General admission $10. Children 12 and under free.
- Partial wheelchair access