Gardens from earlier trade Secrets tours Are Illustrated Below

2018 Garden Tours
The Garden of Bunny Williams
& John Rosselli
The Garden at Middlefield
Wethersfield Estate

2017 Garden Tours
Coltsfoot Garden
Pom's Cabin Farm
The Major General Ashley House
The Garden of Bunny Williams
& John Rosselli

2016 Garden Tours
The Garden of Bunny Williams
& John Rosselli
Old Farm Nursery
Michael Trapp
Weatherstone

2015 Garden Tours
The Garden of Bunny Williams
& John Rosselli
Michael Trapp
Rockwood Farm
Twin Maples

2014 Garden Tours
Roxana and Ledlie Laughlin: Henry's Hill
Debby & Barton Jones

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2013 Garden Tours
Mudge Manor
Lee Link
Plum Creek
The Garden of Bunny Williams
& John Rosselli

2012 Garden Tours
The Garden of Bunny Williams
& John Rosselli 2011 & 2012
Hyland/ Wente Garden
Linden Hill Farm
Hawk Hill Farm

2011 Garden Tours
The Miller Garden
Cobble Pond Farm
Hodgson Garden - Holabird House
Old Farm Nursery

 

 

Garden Tours 2018

The Garden of Bunny Williams & John Rosselli

The garden of Bunny Williams and John Rosselli spreads over 12 acres of property. When first arriving to the garden, a relaxed path thru the orchard, filled will apple, cherry and pear trees leads you to Bunny & John's pool & pool house, a Greek Revival folly made up of rustic & locally harvested oak columns. A path behind the pool house will take visitors up to Bunny's newest addition to the garden, READ MORE

The Garden at Middlefield

The garden at Gil Schafer’s house in the Hudson Valley, aptly named Middlefield for its siting in the midst of an old farm field, was a personal project for Gil—and one of his early collaborations with long-time friend and landscape designer Deborah Nevins. The nearly 45-acre property is composed mostly of wooded hillside, but at its base, nestled in a hollow of land overlooking a stream, sits a 6-acre field which forms the setting for the house and its surrounding garden. READ MORE

Wethersfield Estate

In 1998, Henry Hope Reed commented about the Wethersfield Garden: "The inspiration is grand, the tradition noble, and the vision all-seeing; yet, withall, no detail has been neglected. . . Wethersfield Garden is the offspring of wise, patient, and loving solicitude of a master." These words by the noted architecture historian describe both the grandeur and simplicity that is Wethersfield. READ MORE

 

 

Garden Tours 2017

Coltsfoot Garden

Over the past fourteen years, Juliet and John Hubbard have created an enchanting cottage garden around the colonial house that has been in the Hubbard family for almost 100 years. Their first endeavor was to renovate John’s father’s vegetable garden within the original design of picket fence, gravel path, and central bird bath. READ MORE

Pom’s Cabin Farm

Pom’s Cabin Farm is a richly-varied twenty-seven acre piece of land along the Housatonic River that is nurtured and celebrated by its owner, Dale McDonald, and her dedicated team headed by horticulturist, Robin Zitter.
Robin’s initial priority in 2007 was to get a sense of place and to develop a relationship with it, READ MORE

The Major General Ashley House

The handsome eighteenth century General Ashley House sits on a breathtakingly romantic piece of land, with lawn and meadow sloping down to a wide and quiet bend on the Housatonic River. Great sugar maples, black locusts, and an ancient willow, its low branches propped with forked logs and READ MORE

The Garden of Bunny Williams & John Rosselli

The garden of renowned interior designer, Bunny Williams, which she shares with her husband, antique dealer John Rosselli, is, not surprisingly, separated into rooms surrounding their handsome eighteenth century manor house, each contained by evergreen hedges, or walls, READ MORE

 

 

Garden Tours 2016

The garden of Bunny Williams & John Rosselli

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 READ MORE

Old Farm Nursery

Judy and Patrick Murphy opened Old Farm Nursery in 1988 on land that had been a general farm for generations. Living in the old farmhouse (c 1800) and using the farmland and barns for their landscape business, the Murphy’s immediately began developing the outdoor spaces, READ MORE

Michael Trapp

On a Sharon road bordered by old farmsteads and rolling pastures where cows still graze, Michael Trapp’s place stands out. His house, dating in part from the eighteenth century, and the great barn alongside it are strikingly painted—their doors, windows, and trim colored a black-green against READ MORE

Weatherstone

Carolyne Roehm’s Weatherstone was built in 1765 and is listed in the Historic Registry. The house is surrounded by formal gardens consisting of boxwood topiaries and sargentina crabapples, silver lindens with a hornbeam allee on the south side and a rose garden surrounded by READ MORE

 

 

Garden Tours 2015

The garden of Bunny Williams & John Rosselli

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 READ MORE

Michael Trapp

Venture through the shuttered gate that sequesters Michael Trapp’s garden and step into the fractured fairytale that this renowned designer/antique dealer has forged. Slender paths lead through a cobbled labyrinth of idiosyncratic spaces staged with wonderful Corinthian capitals, huge slabs of stone READ MORE

Rockwood Farm

When a pair of professional landscape designers tackle their own landscape, the result is clever, calm, and seductively understated. The Bennetts spent years searching for just the right property, and found it in Cornwall where they built a reproduction of a Deerfield Colonial and moved a 200-year-old READ MORE

Twin Maples

Twin Maples features a trove of brilliant ideas wrought on a magnificent scale. To quote Twin Maples’ horticulturist, Deborah Munson, “This garden is incredibly beautiful in spring—it features so many shades of green.” Sumptuous and thoughtfully designed, there’s a little of everything at Twin Maples. READ MORE

 

 

Garden Tours 2014

 

Roxana & Ledlie Laughlin: Henry’s Hill

Bounded by traditional New England stone walls, this garden is situated on a rugged hillside and framed by majestic old trees. The gentle undulating countryside around the garden adds to its distinctive charm. READ MORE

Debby & Barton Jones

When Debby and Barton Jones bought their classic Greek Revival 1836 house 14 years ago, a freak tornado had destroyed the tall spruce trees covering a small shade garden behind the house. The owners, doing almost READ MORE

 
 

 

Garden Tours 2013

Mudge Manor

When Garrett and Ann Goodbody first met the 200 + year-old house, it was balanced on a newly laid foundation, having been moved from the bottom of the hill. Even though they had to climb a ladder to get inside (and it had no plumbing or electricity), READ MORE

Lee Link

Amazingly, the house was originally nothing more than an “A” frame cottage when Lee Link and her husband Fritz adopted it and gave it a whole new life. Lee honored its humble beginnings, but added personality. With sleeping porches and outdoor screened dining READ MORE

Plum Creek

Plum Creek owners Lea Davies and Larry Powers fell in love with the abundance of 18th century stonewalls strewn throughout the property they bought 30 years ago. Right away they built and positioned a lovely center-hall colonial to sit amongst these stonewalls READ MORE

The Garden of Bunny Williams & John Rosselli

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 READ MORE

 

 

Garden Tours 2012

The Garden of Bunny Williams & John Rosselli 2011 and 2012

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 READ MORE

Hyland/Wente Garden

Horticulture with a conscience, Jack Hyland and Larry Wente’s garden is where eco-friendly meets aesthetically pleasing. This forty-one acre futuristic landscape is both outward-looking and inwardly conscientious. A formal garden immediately surrounding the ingenious energy-efficient/owner-designed house is generously infused READ MORE

Linden Hill Farm

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, READ MORE

Hawk Hill Farm

The natural beauty of Hawk Hill Farm is its’ breathtaking views of the Berkshires, Mudge Pond, and Twin Oaks Field. So striking are these views that the highest six acres of the 40-acre property have been preserved forever by the local land trust. Views are just the beginning of what you’ll see at this lovely estate! The terraced gardens READ MORE

 

 

Garden Tours 2011

The Miller Garden

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. READ MORE

Cobble Pond Farm

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, READ MORE

Hodgson Garden - Holabird House

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 READ MORE

Old Farm Nursery

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, READ MORE

 

 

Garden Tours 2009 - 2007

Lisa Sheble

Lisa Sheble

THE NEW YORK TIMES | Creating Beauty and Doing Good | May 2009 | by Jane Garmey “What makes the event so appealing to garden lovers — last year it drew 1,200, from as far away as Texas and Canada — is its magnificent hilltop setting, as well as vendors like Campo de Fiori, which specializes in stone troughs and other moss-covered outdoor decorative pieces, left, and a large staff of volunteers to assist visitors.”

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