We started making a botanical garden in our Stone Ridge backyard 22 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, ten years 'young' is The South Garden is about 1-acre large, and turns 10 years old this year. It has a Sempervivum scree, a small orchard, a Kiwi Gazebo, another hardy cacti environment, a Chinese Garden, the Lotus Pond Summer along with most of our edible seasonal crops.
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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