Digging Deeper: The Evolution of a Connecticut Garden

Digging Deeper: The Evolution of a Connecticut Garden

River Road Farm

Sun, Jun 6, 2021
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Join garden owners Bill Reynolds and Robb Nestor on a tour of their garden and a discussion of its creation and design. River Road Farm is a 289-year-old Colonial house and property just a stone’s throw from the oldest ferry along the Connecticut River. When they purchased it fourteen years ago, the property was a clean slate. Having traveled south for business, they returned north with fresh eyes and new ideas for the garden. The garden unfolds in a series of “rooms” from a natural area in the front and temple folly on a hill to more formal gardens surrounding the house. A woodland path leads to a potting shed with an attached warming room where tropicals and succulents are housed for the winter. From the potager, stone steps lead to a terraced lower garden with a center fountain and fish pond surrounded by perennials. A shady garden house tucked into a shady corner leads to a citrus terrace surrounded by clipped hornbeam, an arbor of espaliered dwarf apple and pear trees, a white garden nestled between hedges, a hornbeam allée, and finally an orchard of heirloom apples and pears.

River Road Farm was featured in the 2020 summer issue of Veranda magazine.

Date and Time
Sunday, June 6, 2021
10 to 11:30 a.m.

Location
River Road Farm
East Haddam, CT 06423

Registration
$30 Garden Conservancy Members
$40 General Admission

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