The Rocks

Washington, CT
Open Days

The Rocks is the pre-eminent example of the many summer cottages built by notable New York architect Ehrick Rossiter in and around Washington's green a century ago. Nearly twenty years in the making, the large rambling shingle-style house offers views over the Shepaug River Valley. In the garden, he framed formal gardens with colonnaded pergolas and sculpted the land to highlight the rocky ledges. Equally impressive as the house and landscape is the extraordinary collection of trees that have now grown to enormous proportions. The house has recently been restored and the gardens reimagined; this is only the second opportunity to explore this magnificent landscape and garden.

Directions: From the center of Washington Depot, head southeast on Route 47S for 0.8 mile. Turn right on Kirby Road. In 0.2 mile the destination will be on your right.

Open Days 2019: September 8
Hours: 10 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
  • This garden is handicap-accessible

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