Open Days, Water feature, Garden structures
Uplands Farm includes a range of gardens in an Arcadian setting. Of special interest is the circular Romantic Garden, with its forget-me-nots, bleeding hearts, blue trapezoidal loveseats, and blue Moorish gate, all by Madison Cox. The white gate, with its Chippendale-style latticework and its ball and chain, was designed by Charles Stick of Virginia. The Pool Folly, which was inspired by the teahouse at Kykuit, has latticed walls, pagoda lanterns, and an eternity gate. Between two large paddocks, there are arches covered with ‘William Baffin’ roses, under which nepeta and lavender create a path to a meadow. The Playhouse and the Tennis Cottage have their own charming gardens. The main garden is a 70-foot herbaceous border filled with flowering perennials, grasses, Alberta spruces, topiaries, and shrubs. Other gardens dot the larger property of rolling hills, grand old trees, a lush meadow of rye, and paddocks with miniature horses, Babydoll miniature sheep, miniature donkeys, Belted Galloway cows, and two long-haired Myotonic goats.
Directions: From Taconic State Parkway, take Millbrook/Poughkeepsie exit. Turn right, direction Millbrook, at end of exit ramp onto Route 44. Go about 0.2 mile. Turn left onto Route 82 and go about eight miles. At “Y” intersection at Stissing National Bank, bear right onto Route 65. Go two miles, passing Hunns Lake on left. Main house is third house past lake on right. Please park where indicated.
Open Days 2020: June 20 - CANCELED
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 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