The Greneker Retreat
Mount Kisco, NY
Woodland/shade garden, Meadow, Substantial native plants, Garden structure/sculpture, Water feature
This 1925 home in Mount Kisco is one of five designed and built by Lillian Greneker, whose works are now curated in Harvard's Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Her husband, C. P. Greneker, was then director of publicity for the Shubert Theater. This two-acre property has meandering woodchip trails, two streams, seven small bridges, two "secret" gardens, and a wonderful grove of 24 'Heritage' river birch trees. It includes a natural fern garden and other beautiful perennial gardens, created by the owners, that contain astilbe, roses, statuary, a kitchen stone garden, and other whimsical features. The home on this undulating property is enchanting.
Open Days 2023: Saturday, June 24
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- This garden allows photography
Mount Kisco, Westchester, NY, 10549