Prospect Gardens Westport

Westport, CT
Meadow, Water feature, Woodland/shade garden, Garden structure/sculpture, Dry/xeriscape, Alpine/rock garden, Fruit/vegetables, Historic garden, Organic/toxin-free, Substantial native plants

This garden is open twice this year: June 8 and September 14.

Prospect Gardens Westport is also hosting a Digging Deeper on Saturday, June 8: Erasing the Lines Leads to Good Design

Prospect Gardens Westport dates back to the 1812 original Victorian farmhouse and surrounding acres of the Wakeman onion farm. Through a series of abutting property acquisitions over the last twenty-plus years, the property is now a contiguous arboretum-style garden of almost 9 acres featuring planting collections, gardens, open lawns, and winding pathways leading from one area to the next, allowing the visitor a three-dimensional experience of being "in" the gardens. Mature deciduous and evergreen trees create a sweeping canvas and provide a sense of scale, shape, and texture reflective of the owners' contemporary style and sense of design. Some of the property's key features include a Mediterranean graveled entry garden, two orchards, a three stone–tiered vegetable garden, berry houses (blueberry, raspberry), beehives, a sunny perennial garden, a shady perennial woodland walk, a conifer collection, numerous flowering shrub and grass borders, a Japanese-inspired meditation garden and maple collection, red-clay tennis court, two pools, containers featuring citrus and cacti, a glasshouse, an internationally renowned sculpture, and a 1-acre perennial/native wildflower meadow. Most recently added is a four-tiered amphitheater with a stone-medallioned stage.

This garden's estimated size is 8 acres.

Open Days 2024:  Saturday, June 8 and Saturday, September 14.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets for the September Open Day will be available on Monday, July 1.

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

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Prospect Gardens Westport
Westport, Fairfield County, CT, 06880
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