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 10 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 3-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.
This garden's estimated size is 10 acres.
Open Days 2024: Sunday, July 28
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets for this Open Day will be available on Wednesday, May 1.
- This garden allows photography
- Partial wheelchair access
Canaan, Columbia County, NY, 12029