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Tour Private Gardens In Dutchess County And Connecticut

The Garden Conservancy offers tours of Dutchess County private gardens including, Jade Hill in Amenia, on Saturday.
The Garden Conservancy offers tours of Dutchess County private gardens including, Jade Hill in Amenia, on Saturday. Photo Credit: Donna Christopher

AMENIA, N.Y. -- An Amenia garden and ones in Connecticut comprise a public the Garden Conservancy is offering Saturday.

The Amenia site showcases a water feature with hand-dug pools. Starting as a rocky hillside that was mostly lawn, Jade Hill has grown into a stroll garden designed to be a tapestry of texture and color.

Its plantings include Japanese maples, conifers and a bamboo grove, and there are beds of shrubs and perennials; and a main bed along the driveway anchored by golden barberries and purple smoke trees — with roses, peonies, Siberian iris, phlox and other perennials filling in — and backed by a 'Purple Fountain' weeping beech. Jade Hill borders the wetlands that were once Lake Amenia.

A West Cornwall tour stop visits a 12-year garden of a 19th-century home, shielded from the road by a row of 250-year-old sugar maples. Two long beds, provide for drama and height with perennials, grasses, and annuals, among features there.

Click here for the complete list of gardens, locations and to buy tickets.

The Open Days event will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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