Trade Secrets 2011: Old Farm Nursery | Lakeville, CT
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. The extensive plantings include: a large kitchen and herb garden, several perennial borders, a fruit tree allée, a formal boxwood-lined white garden, a woodland shade garden with Japanese maple collection, a secret garden/swimming pool and others; about five acres in all.
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