Litchfield County, CT Open Day

Litchfield County, CT Open Day

Treetop

Sun, Jul 30 
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

*Please note there are additional gardens open on this date in nearby Columbia & Dutchess County, NY; click here for details.

On the grounds of a family Arts and Crafts house built in 1928, an idiosyncratic hillside garden, incorporating granite ledge, steep ravines, placid greensward, and a wooded hillside sloping down to a lake. The gardens themselves are separated into two areas—the well-mannered Sissinghurst, flat ground, blues, pinks, silvers and purples, stone paths and emerald lawn; and Margaritaville, a wild and rocky ravine, rioting with giant ferns, tithonia, reds and oranges and yellows, salvias and nasturtiums and brilliant hues. Around the gardens are deep woods, with ferns and woodland walks.

Directions: From West Cornwall: At the covered bridge, (intersection of Routes 7 and 128,) leave the covered bridge behind and go straight up the hill on Route 128 east. Go for 1.19 miles and turn left, at the school, onto Cream Hill Road.  Go for 1.4 miles and turn right onto Scoville Road. Go to the end and a “T” intersection (0.7 mile) and turn right onto Town Street. Go 0.36 miles, down into a dip and up the hill again to Treetop. The driveway is on the left, mailbox on the right.
 
From Goshen: At the traffic circle, take Route 4 east to the blinking light, about 4 miles. At the light continue straight, up the hill, onto Route 128, about 1 mile. Turn right onto Town Street. Follow Town Street past the white church at North Cornwall to a “Y” intersection, about 1 mile. Bear left (actually stay straight) onto Town Street. Go around a curve to the right. After that big curve we are the second drive on the right. The sign at the driveway says Treetop. The mailbox is on the left and says #218.
 
From the west: Take 112 east to Route 7. Turn left onto 7 north. Go about 100 yards to the traffic light just below Falls Village. Turn right onto tiny Lime Rock Station Road. Stay on that, bearing left at the first fork, away from delete "[ at]" River Road, bearing left onto Music Mountain Road, about 0.5 mile. Then at the next fork bear right (actually stay straight) onto Cream Hill Road, going straight up the hill. Go over the top of the hill and almost all the way down on the other side, about 1 mile. Turn left onto Scoville Road. Follow to end, about 0.5 mile, and turn right onto Town Street. Go down into the dip and up the other side. “Treetop” is up the hill on the left. Mailbox on right “218.” Driveway on right, “Treetop.”

From the north: Take Route 7 south to Route 63. Turn left onto 63 east. Follow that for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Route 43/Cornwall Hollow Road. Follow for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Lake Road. Follow that for about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Town Street. Follow that around a curve to the right. After that big curve we are the second drive on the right. The sign at the driveway says Treetop. The mailbox is on the left and says 218.
WARNING:  Coming from the west, your GPS might try to send you up a goat trail over Music Mountain, so these directions are safer.

Open Days 2017: July 30
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Buy discounted admission tickets in advance! They never expire and 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.

 

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