Gordon & Mary Hayward's Garden

Westminster West, VT

Gordon & Mary Hayward's Garden is also hosting a Digging Deeper on this date: Garden Rooms

Gordon and Mary Hayward's 1½-acre garden surrounds their 220-year-old farmhouse in southeastern Vermont. Over the past 38 years, they have developed a hybrid of Old England and New England gardens to reflect Gordon's growing up on an orchard in northwestern Connecticut, and Mary's growing up on a farm outside Chipping Campden in the North Cotswold Hills of England. The garden, the subject of their book The Intimate Garden (WW Norton, 2005), comprises fourteen garden rooms. One area includes a pair of 90-foot perennial borders that terminate in a post-and-beam gazebo framing views of 20 acres of meadows. More than 40 planted terra-cotta pots and many garden ornaments, several from England, figure into the mood of this garden.

This garden's estimated size is 1½ acres.

Open Days 2024:  Sunday, June 30
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • This garden allows photography
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Nature friendly f372a65207813459a0d18d2caa5c1eece145dbb205535bacd45d09e443889605Nature-friendly

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Gordon & Mary Hayward's Garden
Westminster West, Windham County, VT, 05346

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