Gordon & Mary Hayward’s Garden

Westminster West, VT
Water feature, Meadow, Garden structure/sculpture, Fruit/vegetables, Organic/toxin-free, Scenic view, Substantial native plants, Woodland/shade garden

Gordon and Mary Hayward’s 1.5-acre garden surrounds their 220-year-old farmhouse in southeastern Vermont. Over the past 34 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), is comprised of fourteen garden rooms. One area includes a pair of 90-foot perennial borders that terminate in a post-and-beam gazebo framing views of twenty acres of meadows. More than 40 planted terra-cotta pots and many garden ornaments, several from England, figure into the mood of this garden.

Read and see more of the Hayward's garden at www.haywardgardens.com.

Open Days 2021: Saturday, July 10
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Partial wheelchair access

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