Dutchess County, NY Open Day

Dutchess County, NY Open Day

Photo: Karen Triebel

Sat, Jun 16, 2018
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

*There are additional private gardens open on this date in nearby Litchfield County, CT; see their listings here.

*Hours vary at each garden.

Visitors to Broccoli Hall describe this English-style cottage garden as “incredible,” “inspirational,” “magical”—and they come back again and again. Starting in 1985 with one-and-one-half acres of bare earth, Maxine Paetro collaborated with horticulturist Tim Steinhoff to create a series of enchanting garden “rooms.” Broccoli Hall offers an apple tunnel, a brick courtyard, a lavish display of spring bulbs blooming with crabapples in May; an extensive border of irises, peonies, and old shrub roses flowering in June; a tree house with long views; and a secret woodland garden with a teddy bears’ picnic. We have some whimsical rustic carvings by woodsman/artisan Hoppy Quick; new bears, new stairs, new chairs, and some exceptionally charming bird feeders. Photos and magazine stories about Broccoli Hall can be viewed at www.broccolihall.com. In 2010, Broccoli Hall was expanded to five acres and two new mud ponds were installed. This is where we began a breeding program—but we don't sell our fish. To see the "elusive ki shusui" project in progress, go to www.kishusui.com. We look forward to seeing you in the garden in 2018!

Directions: From Route 22 North, go towards Amenia. Go west on Route 44 to Route 83 North/Smithfield Road. Go 2.5 miles to dirt road on right, Flint Hill Road. Turn right. Garden is first on left. Please park on Flint Hill Road. Be careful of ditches.

Open Days 2018: May 12 & June 16
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to each garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.

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.

  • Broccoli Hall—Maxine Paetro
    Broccoli Hall—Maxine Paetro

    Visitors to Broccoli Hall describe this English-style cottage garden as “incredible,” “inspirational,” “magical”—and they come back again and again...

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