Little Compton, RI
Meadow, Rare plants/plant collection, Garden structure/sculpture, Woodland/shade garden
Sakonnet Garden is a hidden exotic garden embedded within a native coastal fields landscape, a long-term project of John Gwynne and Mikel Folcarelli. This ongoing experiment in design, scale, and plantings began as an acre-sized spring woodland garden and is subdivided into spaces separated by high windbreak hedges and stone walls that enable growing of many Zone 7 plants. Each space has its own mood and horticultural objective. These woodland areas are very different in summer-mostly shady and green, but with the "subtropical quadrant" at peak of exuberance. A new "pollinator plus" summer garden is a colorful walk-through perennial border conceived as a biodiversity maze. Thousands of flowers produce nectar for butterflies, bees, especially native bees, and other insects important for pollination. Clipped topiary ilex begins to mimic the NupÈ house posts from Ghana.
Please note that Sakonnet Garden manages registration for this event. Tickets must be purchased through Sakonnet's website at http://sakonnetgarden.net. Open Days credits are not accepted.
- This garden allows photography
Little Compton, Newport County, RI, 02837