The Hidden Garden of Lewis Creek Road
Carved out of woods and wetlands, this exceptional garden is one of Vermont's larger and finest private gardens. Laid out on two levels, a shady cascading watercourse with paths, stone bridges, and plantings tie together the upper and lower gardens. The upper garden surrounds the house. Curving paths wind through an extensive collection of hostas, shrubs, and perennials which lead to open lawn, a varied conifer garden, and a sunken stone-wall garden. The sunken garden, partially hidden by ilex hedges and perennial beds, has lush plantings, a contemplative pool, and handsome stonework. The lower garden is reached by taking either a path past a stone wall and down under a canopy of mature evergreens, or the watercourse walkway that is underplanted with woodland flowers, ferns, and flowering shrubs. Here collections of heather, ornamental grasses, damp-loving plants, conifers, and water lilies have transformed a meadow into an abundant garden embracing a reflecting pond, a trout pond, and a "fishing camp," all enclosed in a canyon in the woods.
Open Days 2023: Sunday, June 4
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- This garden allows photography
Hinesburg, Chittenden County, VT, 05461-0100