Our ever-evolving private gardens are considered to be among Vermont's largest and are in color continuously from April until winter.
Carved out of woods and wetlands, this very original garden is laid out on two levels. (Mouse over or tap most images below on this page to see additional images.)
The Upper Garden surrounds the house and includes a lavish display of spring bulbs and flowering shrubs.
The shade garden, shown above in late summer and spring, borders the driveway.
Small treasures in the rock garden provide such pleasure.
The rock garden and wildflowers greet you upon your arrival.
Beautiful conifers and other specimens make the gardens a year round delight.
Curving paths wind through an extensive collection of varied plantings including hostas, shrubs, and perennials...
Sit in the sunken wall garden and listen to the tumble of water from the fountain. The ornamental fish and frogs will amuse you. The stonework will impress you!
The spring and winter views of the sunken garden give you a sense of the stonework layout.
Annuals border one edge of the sunken wall garden.
Tulips border the edge near our home.
The banana tree in the sunken wall garden has grown over the years.
The Lower Garden is reached by passing a terraced wall garden.
Stroll down woodland paths under a canopy of mature evergreens, underplanted with woodland flowers, ferns, and shrubs, to reach the trout pond at "camp."
Here collections of heather, ornamental grasses, damp-loving plants, conifers, and waterlilies have transformed a meadow into an abundant garden embracing a reflecting pond, a trout pond, and "camp," all enclosed in a canyon of woods.
The Lower Garden in late summer offers perennial pleasures.
It's peaceful and romanticwe'll provide the glasses, you can bring the champagne!
You might even see some garden visitors!