LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- The Garden Conservancy's new "Open Days" program will include the White Garden.
The garden, at 199 Elmwood Road, South Salem, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 8, for the event.
The garden's native oak-hickory forest provides a “sacred grove” setting for the modern Greek Revival-style house. Nearest the house, the gardens are classically inspired, including a pergola garden, labyrinth, and theater court, and additional hidden gardens include a perennial ellipse and “annual” garden, a conservatory “jungle” garden, and an Asian-inspired moss garden.
Several water features accent the landscape, and native plantings dominate in areas outside the central gardens. Many sculptures enrich this landscape and swans guard the Temple of Apollo on an island in the main pond. In spring, nearly 750,000 daffodils bloom in the woodland.
Woodland walking paths weave over a meandering brook and through a shady dell. Several glass houses can be seen, including a new state-of-the-art greenhouse that supports the gardens.
Working in partnership with individual garden owners, as well as public and private organizations, the conservancy provides horticultural, technical, management, and financial expertise to sustain these fragile treasures. It helps ensure long-term stewardship of these natural assets, which are essential to the aesthetic and cultural life of our communities.
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