The White Garden
Water feature, Garden structure/sculpture, Rare plants/plant collection, Substantial native plants, Woodland/shade garden
The native oak-hickory forest provides a "sacred grove" setting for the modern Greek Revival style house, designed by architect Patrick Naggar. The gardens, designed by Patrick Chassè, ASLA, were completed in 1999. Nearest the house, the gardens are classically inspired, including a theater court, a pergola garden, a nymphaeum, and a labyrinth, and additional hidden gardens include a perennial ellipse, an "annual" garden, a conservatory "jungle" garden, and an Asian-inspired moss garden. Several water features accent the landscape, and native plantings dominate in areas outside the central gardens. Many sculptures enrich this landscape, and one can visit a Temple of Apollo on an island in the main pond. In spring, more than 500,000 daffodils bloom in the woodland. Woodland walking paths weave over a meandering brook and through a shady dell. Several glasshouses can be seen, including a new state-of-the-art greenhouse that supports the gardens. Head gardener Eric Schmidt, who ably orchestrates the rich garden plantings throughout the property, will be on hand for questions.
Open Days 2023: Sunday, April 30
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- This garden allows photography
Lewisboro, Westchester County, NY, 10590