Scherer Garden

Scherer Garden

Pawling, NY
Open Days, Woodland

More than 30 years ago, we moved a 200-year-old house and barn to our scrubby, rocky site on Quaker Hill. In collaboration with Robin Zitter, we have created the garden we dreamed of: a naturalistic, traditional cottage garden. Woodland paths are filled with rhododendrons, ferns, and spring-blooming bulbs. In the garden close to the house the beds are now deeper and filled with shrubs, sedges, grasses, and perennials. The pool area is a hidden, rocky gem filled with color. A knot/herb garden in the back is a focal point and enhances the western views. Our garden is featured in Jane Garmey and John M. Hall’s book, Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley.

Directions: Take I-684 to Route 22/Pawling exit. Go about nine miles to Route 311 and turn right onto South Quaker Hill Road. At stop sign (about three miles along), turn right onto Birch Hill Road. We are #10 on right. Please park on road.

From Connecticut, take Route 37 through Sherman and turn onto Wakeman Road. Akin Hall Library is on right, Hill Farm on left. Turn left and continue south; this becomes Birch Hill Road. Please park on road.

Open Days 2020: July 11
Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.

Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance

  • This garden allows photography

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