Main Street, New Ipswich
, NH 03071 (617)878-2517.
- The landscaped grounds of this 1800 House include 75
acres of woods, meadows and a Greek Revival summerhouse. Of special note is
Garden, filled with old-fashioned flowers such as poppies, hollyhocks,
and morning glories, as well as hard-to-find varieties.
: High Road,
, NH 03861
- The lush 30 acres of gardens mix sculpture with plants.
This private garden is open for specific events and open houses only.
Cathedral of the Pines
10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge
, NH 03461 (603)899-3300.
Distant Hill Gardens
- This outdoor shrine to Americans killed in war features
two gardens, two chapels and an altar built out of stones from every state
: 507 March Hill Road,
, NH 03608 (603)756-4179
Enfield Shaker Museum
- This environmental and horticultural learning center is dedicated to inspiring
and empowering children and adults to cultivate an intimate connection to the natural world. By striving
to work with Nature and not control her, the cultivated gardens developed over the last 25 years are neither
wild nor formal but rather an attempt to take the beauty
of the natural world and add to it the creativity of man. The 58 acre site includes 10 vernal (spring)
pools that are home to a fascinating diversity of vertabrate and invertabrate creatures, trails, stonework
and whimsical metal sculptures.
447 N. Route 4A, Enfield
, NH 03748 (603)632-4346.
- Once encompassing 200 buildings and 3,000 acres of
farmland dedicated to the Shaker mission to establishing heaven on earth,
this historic site is now a living history museum offering self-guided tours
of 13 Shaker buildings, Shaker Gardens, and skilled artisans demonstrating
The Fells, John Jay National
: 456 Route 103A North, Newbury
03255 Refuge Manager: (978)443-4661 or Friends: (603)763-4789.
- The Fells (the term means rocky, upland pastures) offers
a historic summer cottage and gardens, with woodland trails and abundant
wildlife. The Rock Garden displays 600 species and cultivars of rock garden
and alpine plants. A
Willow Avenue off Route 1A, North Hampton
, NH 03862
- This 2 acre formal gardens showcases an All-America Rose
Selections display garden (1,500 bushes), perennials, All-America Award
Winning annuals, a Hosta display garden, a conservatory (tropical and desert
plants), a wildflower walk, fountains, statuary, and a Japanese garden.
The Fuller Foundation.
266 North Main Street, Concord
, NH 03301
- This 1765 mansion, now ran art gallery and studio includes
extensive formal gardens.
: Rte. 3
Holderness, NH (603)968-7194.
- This free public garden offers visitors a sunny
informal lower garden showcasing sun-loving shrubs, trees, and
perennials and a shaded upper garden with a large variety of ferns,
hostas, azaleas, rhododendrons. In addition a lovely sculpture, a
sundial, a millstone fountain, and a wooden pergola add to the charm
with plentiful birds and butterflies in residence.
143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth
, NH 03801
Lost River Nature Garden
- At the rear of this 1784 house formerly belonging to
Governor John Langdon, a lawn is shaded by mature trees and enclosed by
hedges and a perennial flower border. A 100-foot rose and grape arbor leads
to a small pavilion.
Lost River Reservation, 1712 Lost River Road, Route 112W, North
, NH 03262 (602)745-8031.
Moffatt Ladd House
- This natural wonder, a river and its gorge and caverns,
includes a nature garden.
Market Street, Portsmouth
, NH 03801 (603)436-8221
(house) or (603)436-7968 (office).
Mt. Washington Resort
- This 1763 house offers 2 1/2 acres of mid 19th century
gardens, including brick walks, rose arbors, an herb garden, raised flower
beds, grass steps, grape arbor and old beehives.
Route 302, Bretton Woods
, NH 03575 (800)258-0330
- This grand resort hotel in a breathtaking mountain
setting displays a host of lovely flower beds.
Hill Road, Mason
, NH 03048 (603)878-1151.
- This quaint 200 year home was the model for the story of
Little Red Riding Hood. Now an operating restaurant, nursery and gift shop,
the grounds includes a greenhouse (with over 270 varieties of herbs,
heathers, scented geraniums and unusual perennials) and lovely gardens.
: 105 Marcy Street,
, NH 03801 (603)431-8748.
Rhododendron State Park
- This public park, home to an
Arts Festival, features a large formal garden with
fountain and an All-America Trial Garden with over 500 varieties of annuals.
: Route 119W, Fitzwilliam
NH 03477 (603)532-8862.
- This National Natural Landmark, New Hampshire's only
botanical state park, features 16 acres of wild Rhododendrons which bloom in
mid-July. The site also includes a wildflower trail and an historic cottage.
: 364 Middle Street, Portsmouth,
Saint Gaudens National Historic
- This imposing 1807 Federal style house is surrounded by
formal terraces, garden beds, and extensive fruit orchards clearly
delineated by fences, a geometric system of paths, and rows of shrubs.
: (Friends' Website
) 139 St.-Gaudens
Road Off Route 12A, Cornish
, NH 03745 (603)675-2175.
Sandy Point Discovery Center
- The Federal style home and studios of Augustus
Saint-Gaudens, one of America's greatest sculptors, offers sophisticated
landscaping including a terraced perennial garden (Italian influenced
including three terraces and sculpture), a cutting garden, a pergola, the
Birch Grove and Pan Fountain Garden, a birch allee, and hundred year old
Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 89 Depot Road,
, NH 03840 (603)778-0015.
Shin-boku Nursery Stroll Garden
- This interpretive exhibits explores the
interrelationships between wildlife, Great Bay, and the ocean. In addition
to native plant gardens and a Native American vegetable garden, the site
offers 50 acres of mixed-upland forest, freshwater wetlands and extensive
salt marshes, with access to all three habitats via a wheel-chair accessible
: 180 Beech Hill Road,
, NH 03282 (603)764-9993
Shrine of Our Lady of Grace:
This delightful Stroll Garden, with a meandering path for walking and viewing, features about 500 Japanese style pruned trees, some 80 years old.
Other features include a white marble chip Karesansui dry garden, many older Japanese style garden trees, Japanese Stone Lanterns and bridges.
Rural Route 1,
, NH 03576 (602)237-5511.
Strawbery Banke Museum
- This shrine with 50 religious monuments (including
Praying Motorcyclists -- the site of the annual Blessing of the Motorcycles)
offers beautifully landscaped grounds.
14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth
, NH 03801 (603)433-1100.
- This 10-acre site exhibits more than 40 historic
buildings dating in a settlement dating from 1630. Gardens includes the
Thomas Bailey Aldrich Memorial Garden (laid out in 1908), a mid-to-late 19th
century garden beside the Goodwin House (separate beds edged in slate and
planted with colorful annuals) and a modern exhibit garden at the corner of
Jefferson and Atkinson Streets (with 18th century herbs.
: 321 Salsbury Road Route 127S,
, NH, 03235 (603)935-3518
Urban Forestry Center
Five acres of gardens have been carved from a large wooded lot on land scoured by glacial erosion, creating a dramatic
setting for a varied series of gardens showcasing plants that can be grown in central New Hampshire. Gardens include
the Alpine Slope, Mother's Day Garden, Catalpa Garden, Mayapple Dell, Bog Garden, the Formal Garden, the Tropical House, the
Succulent House, ponds, statuary, paths and exotic animals and birds.
: New Hampshire Division of Forest and Lands, 45 Elwyn
Road off Route 1, Portsmouth
, NH 03801 (603)431-6774.
- This 180 acre park offers nature trails, an arboretum,
a children's garden, a garden for the senses, herb and perennial gardens,
and a historic house.