We started making a botanical garden in our Stone Ridge backyard 18 years ago by planting native trees, shrubs, perennials and unusual edibles. Soon after we became interested in bog plants, hardy cacti, woodland species and non-native trees. We fenced in 3 acres, made tags, and recorded what we planted over the past decade with the intention of one day being a public garden with the mission of being an educational resource.

We are currently working on 3 different gardens on our 11-acre property. The Field Garden which has the grape arbor, Pitcher Plant bog, Arum bed and hardy Cacti bed. The Perennial Garden which grows unusual perennials, and shrubs including collections of Calycanthus, Stewartias and Hydrangeas. Our newest garden The South Garden (in honor of the great plantsman Thomas Jefferson) is about  1-acre large, and turns 10 years old this year. It and has a Sempervivum scree, a small orchard, A Kiwi Gazebo, another hardy cacti environment, A Chinese Garden, along with most of our edible seasonal crops.  We continue planting out 2 thematic areas devoted to past plant hunters, John Bartram and Frank Kingdon Ward and we anticipating the completion of the Lotus Pond Summer 2019. We also propagate rare and unusual plants from our collection to sell, to help spread plant diversity around.

We are open on special event days, class days and by appointment.  So please come visit!


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