Galleries that will be viewable on the Garden Tours page
Here’s a classic Georgian Revival tucked away in the Litchfield Hills on 75 acres of what had once been part of a 2,000 acre land grant from King George III to a local farmer. With its’ open fields overlooking the Berkshires, this home boasts beautiful fountain plantings; a variety of fruit trees that include two orchards, one old apple orchard, and a new, smaller orchard producing more hybrid-modern apples; and lots and lots of peonies!
Falls Village, CT
Back by popular demand. Here’s a sterling opportunity to eavesdrop on Bunny Williams and John Rosselli’s affair with their house. The garden around their Falls Village home is always a treat but, in springtime, it’s particularly sublime. Not only will you find tulips and bulbs galore carpeting the formal garden, but John’s vegetable and cutting garden will be gearing up. Hike up to the mock-coliseum poolhouse (featured in House & Garden) by way of the old orchard with heirloom apple trees blossoming.
Judy and Patrick Murphy opened Old Farm Nursery in 1988 on land that had been used agriculturally for generations. Living in the old farm house (c 1800) and using the farmland and barns for their landscape business, the Murphys immediately began developing the outdoor spaces, including transforming paddocks and adjacent cornfields into garden rooms.
Many public gardens in New York City owe their design to Lynden Miller, author of the newly published Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape. She is responsible for designing the beloved Conservatory Garden, the rejuvenated Bryant Park and Wagner Park and Madison Square Park. Her private garden clearly demonstrates her artistry and keen eye for color, texture and structure. It features mixed herbaceous borders of perennials and shrubs deftly composed to create brushstrokes of hues backed by a yew hedge.
Falls Village, CT
This landscape is a treat for history buffs as well as gardeners. When the David and Laurie Hodgson came to this 18 acre Falls Village property 21 years ago, not only did they move into a 1735 Colonial of major architectural importance (it was cited as a sterling example in a 1919 The Architectural Review), but they also acquired perennial beds and an award-winning naturalistic pool.
This vintage Olmsted Brothers landscape park in Sharon, designed between 1929 and 1950, has been meticulously groomed over the years and many of the original trees are now in glorious maturity. Clipped conifers, walled gardens bursting with bulbs and spring blossoms, an apple orchard, viburnums and wisteria should be at their peak. In true Olmsted tradition, this is a strolling garden with sublime structure and many focal points to ponder.