Grey Gulls

Grey Gulls

Marblehead, MA
Water feature, Alpine/rock garden, Garden structure/sculpture, Fruit/vegetables, Organic/toxin-free, Rare plants/plant collection, Scenic view

This stretch of craggy coastline presents a challenging environment to the garden owner, not least because of winter winds so harsh that wattle fences are required to protect the plantings. Nonetheless, hundreds of unusual annuals, perennials, and bulbs now thrive here.

A whimsical vegetable garden was installed recently, featuring heirloom varieties, vines climbing fancifully over wooden obelisks, and delectable berries. The surplus of this latter crop finds its way into homemade liquors—gifts to friends during the cold winter months. Even the design of the garden reflects a consciousness of its unique location, with sinuous beds mirroring the surrounding curves of shore and sea. By collaborating with the environment, one is provided with a rich horticultural experience as well as the excitement of the beauty of raw nature.

Open Days 2021: Sunday, July 25
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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