Pagoda Hill — Michael Brennan & Robert Moss

Lafayette, NY
Open Days, Edibles, Water feature

Pagoda Hill is named for the Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood) that proliferate on our eighteen-acre hilltop. Mown paths allow access through the varied terrain of meadow, woodland, hillside, and pond. Close to the house is a 60-foot locust pergola for growing roses and clematis, bordered by peonies and allium. The bricklined gravel path continues into a formal perennial garden backed by a thirty-foot hot-colored border. The path ends with a locust arbor surrounded by 27 raised beds for vegetables and cut flowers. Connected to the house is a shade shrub border featuring chartreuse foliage and blue and white flowers. A small pond adds sound and dimension to this yellow-themed garden.

Directions: Take I-81 South to Lafayette. Turn right onto Route 20. Go through Lafayette and go to Pompey. Just past sign marked “Hamlet of Pompey Hill”, turn right onto Berwyn Road and go 3.3 miles. House is on right and #1697 is on mailbox. Coming west on Route 20, just past Pompey Mall in Pompey, turn left onto Berwyn Road.

Open Days 2019: September 15
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.

Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase.  
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance.

  • This garden allows photography

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