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 Nupé house posts from Ghana.

Please note that Sakonnet Garden manages registration for this event. Tickets must be purchased through Sakonnet's website at Open Days credits are not accepted.

Open Days 2024:  Sunday, July 21
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • This garden allows photography

Little Compton, Newport County, RI, 02837
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