This lovely garden is full of surprises – a trickling waterfall, trellis tunnel, views across expansive meadows, and ribbons of winding flower-lined paths – all of which seem to lead back to the sunken circular lily pond at the heart of it all that looks borrowed from a fairytale. It was created by Martha Brookes Hutcheson, one of America’s first female landscape architects and eco feminists, in 1923. She was among the first to cherish native plants and explore horticultural therapy. This is as wonderful a place for a delightful amble as it is for a long hike, since it sits on 687 acres and its trails connect to the 90-mile Patriots’ Path.
We find a peace in our gardens which other places seldom give. The garden is not only the exquisite playground of the home, but the resting place of the spirit.”Martha Brookes Hutcheson
Follow the Patriots’ Path for about half a mile to reach equally lovely Willowwood Arboretum and gardens.