Gribble-Cooke Garden

Gribble-Cooke Garden

Sherman, CT

Our garden began when Catharine designed our home, built in 2001, on fifteen acres. About 3–4 acres are
gardened. With all gardens, it is an ongoing process of growth, change, mistakes and rearranging.

As we get older, we are transitioning to more shrubs and specimen trees. As you come up the drive
there is a south facing meadow (designed by Mother Nature, encouraged and edited by us), and to
your right is the start of a Rhododendron Dell.

Behind the house is a formal crescent garden hedged with trimmed linden trees, and rock gardens are
up the hill to the west. Vegetable gardens lead to a pea gravel dining area with a pergola
and fire pit. Beyond there and years ago, Ian created a grass amphitheater and a sunken spiral
garden with no-mow grass which finishes off the northern boundary.

Behind the “stage” we are trialing some new cultivars of hydrangeas - as professionals, we need to
know if the hype is real! Plenty of sitting areas with long views offer restful contemplation or, after a long
day of gardening, the outdoor bathtub nestled in the rockery is a joy! A general map, tree list,
and refreshments will be available.

Open Days 2024:  Saturday, July 27
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
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Gribble-Cooke Garden
Sherman, Fairfield County, CT, 06784-1334
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