Winds Way Farm

Jamesport, NY
Meadow, Woodland/shade garden, Substantial native plants, Dry/xeriscape, Garden structure/sculpture, Fruit/vegetables, Organic/toxin-free, Historic garden, Scenic view

Welcome to Winds Way! Located on the shore of Great Peconic Bay, our North Fork gardens occupy land that was once potato field and pasture. The gardens are designed to complement the historic buildings—an 1836 Greek Revival-style whaling captain's house, an 1872 one-room schoolhouse, an early nineteenth-century barn—that we've moved to our property to create a compelling sense of place. Included are a small orchard featuring heirloom apples and espaliered fruit trees, a large-scale vegetable garden, a soft-fruit area, and herbaceous and shrub borders teaming with plants that appeal to butterflies and other pollinators. As avid birders, we've planted many natives to provide food, shelter, and nesting sites for feathered friends. Plantings vary in style from more formal gardens with historically appropriate plant material to naturalistic settings. They feature shaded and woodland gardens in addition to full-sun areas and a small meadow. All the gardens are connected with meandering paths; garden spaces are defined by hand-cut picket fences, rail fences, and hedges. We started as weekend gardeners in the mid-1980s and, since retiring in 2001, continue to add new gardens, most recently a gravel garden in front of the schoolhouse. The property also includes farm fields and a woodland protected by conservation easements.

This garden's estimated size is 2 acres of cultivated gardens on a 15-acre property.

Open Days 2024:  Saturday, July 13
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • This garden allows photography
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Nature friendly f372a65207813459a0d18d2caa5c1eece145dbb205535bacd45d09e443889605Nature-friendly

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Winds Way Farm
Jamesport, Suffolk County, NY, 11947
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