A vegetable/flower garden, greenhouse and peonies for cutting add a hands-on feel. Admission to this garden is for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance. The garden, a 17-year labor of love featuring perennial borders, shaded walkways, woodland wildflowers and a river.
FIND IT: The address for this garden is West Woods Road 1, Sharon.
For GPS, use address 21 Mitchelltown Road, Sharon.10 a.m.-4 p.m.
FIND IT: 54 Silver Spring Road, Ridgefield10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Spread out on four acres, the garden is designed to enhance the features of the landscape: a large open field, a stream, and woodlands.
The property also features a covered bridge, garden cottage and small pond. Several garden rooms in pastoral settings are defined and accented by stone walls, clipped yews, sweeping lawns, mature maples, a centenary copper beech and gingko, dawn redwood (Metasequoia), and European birches.
Admission to this garden is for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance. Admission to this garden is for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance.The gardens, surround the site of the circa 1723 home, contain strong elements of historical design influenced by French and English period gardens.Stone walls, boxwood, and a pergola give the garden architectural details throughout the seasons. Admission is per person and children 12 and under are free. A one-acre garden designed in a woodland setting featuring a man-made winding brook, lily ponds bordered with blue flag irises, rushes, and other marginal plants.There will be signage indicating both Camp Simmons as well as Garden Conservancy signage. Special open days programs: Digging Deeper: On May 6, at 11 a.m. Horticulturist Alan Gorkin gives visitors a behind the scenes look of Sleepy Cat Farm during “The Spring Vegetable Garden To Do List.” Get spring tips to make the most of your own garden through the season. the whole family can try their hand at a scavenger hunt.Once there, guests will be directed to parking, and board a shuttle van which will take you to the gardens, as well as pickup. Learn how to get the garden ready for planting, proper use of garden tools and see demonstrations. Each child who participates will be given a free packet of annual vine seeds. Registration for special Digging Deeper programs: Garden Conservancy members; nonmembers and includes open days admission. Terraced perennial gardens with a wide variety of unusual plants surround this 1740 homestead.Everything is coming up roses during the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program where visitors can tour a variety of private and public gardens throughout the spring and summer months. We’ve done the work for you, just scroll through to find a garden near you. Designed by Patrick Chassé, ASLA, and completed in 1999.