The Murray Gardens

Glastonbury, CT
Water feature, Woodland/shade garden, Alpine/rock garden, Rare plants/plant collection

This property is a two-acre collection of gardens carved out of a woodland setting punctuated by unusual and native trees. The front yard features three long blooming perennial borders, a hydrangea bed, and a small pond with a weeping maple water sculpture that gently rains all day. Also in front is a bank of carpet flower roses, as well as a naturalized woodland garden, where you can enjoy a myriad of shade and woodland plants and sculpture surprises with soft music in the background.

The backyard has several gardens built into the pool deck and a formal triangle garden containing Knock Out® roses, Oriental lilies, and coleus inside a boxwood border. Daylily beds run along an old stone wall beside a large perennial garden and patio. Curved steps ascend from there to a 50-foot rose bed. Finally, the sunken garden features a waterfall running from a little upper pond to the fish pond below, surrounded by a spectacular Heptacodium tree, several large Japanese maples, and a collection of miniature conifers. Watching over the pond is a six-foot frog sitting on a stone bench.

Open Days 2021: Sunday, June 27
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members $5 per person; General admission $10. Children 12 and under free. 


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