Water feature, Garden structure/sculpture, Meadow, Dry/xeriscape, Alpine/rock garden, Fruit/vegetables, Organic/toxin-free, Scenic view, Substantial native plants, Woodland/shade garden
Our garden comprises a variety of areas that flow one from another over about ten acres of our property. A 450-foot-long rock ledge runs parallel to the front drive and is topped by a dry garden. A raised terrace on the west side of the house features exotic and tropical plants, many in containers. Behind the house is a sequence of garden rooms: a formal area contained within a raised hornbeam hedge, a perennial garden around our swimming pool, a fishpond with a fountain, a sundial garden, a rock garden, and a fenced vegetable and cutting garden. A hydrangea allée leads from here either to a lawn, with a seating area nestling within sweeps of perennials, or to steps up to a wooded knoll, with paths offering intermittent views of the garden and the hills beyond and connecting a folly, a pet pergola, a water feature, and a stumpery. A massive pine bench in a pine grove overlooks a three-acre lake in the middle-distance. Our garden has been featured in magazines and in the books Great Gardens of the Berkshires, Private Edens, and Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley.
Open Days 2023: Sunday, July 30
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- This garden allows photography
- Partial wheelchair access
Canaan, Columbia County, NY, 12029