Small Pleasures—A. Walter Kendra

Small Pleasures—A. Walter Kendra

Collinsville, CT
Open Days

This small village garden is located in the heart of the Collinsville historic district nestled under the shade of tall maples and enclosed by hemlock hedges. The garden entrance is located in front of the 1858 house on Center Street where a short staircase leads to the lower garden. Two terraces and a summer kitchen provide quiet refuge. The garden was designed and cultivated by A. Walter Kendra and the late Maxwell Shepherd who began their shared efforts in the creation of this garden in 1971.

Directions: From I-84, take Exit 39/Farmington/Route 4 West about 5 miles. Pick up Route 179 North to Collinsville, about 2 more miles. At stop sign turn right. Take first right onto Main Street. Go up hill to stop sign. Turn right again onto Center Street. Garden is at third house on right, #33-35. Use front entrance at 33-35 Center Street. Please park on street.

Open Days 2017: June 3.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission to this garden is $7. Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.

  • This garden allows photography
  • This garden is handicap-accessible

Nearby Gardens

See All Gardens ›
Sudden Delight

Canton, CT

Sudden Delight
Through the curves of the tree covered pathway, up past the stately house and around the corner, you'l...

Cherry Brook

Canton, CT

Cherry Brook
The Cherry Brook Property is on thirty-six acres in Canton, Connecticut. When you turn in you pass a s...

Washington Hill

Barkhamsted, CT

Washington Hill
This ten-year-old garden shows what two gardeners can do with the challenging one-and-one-half-acre cl...