Cider Hill Gardens
Hunt Road, Windsor
, VT 05089 (802)674-6825.
- This commercial nursery with
display gardens and an art gallery specializes in woodland flowers,
primroses, peonies, daylillies and hostas and offers plant talks and guided
: Historic Route 7A, Manchester
- This retail nursery and landscaping business offers a
tropical conservatory and display gardens.
: Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield
VT 05667 (802)454-8311.
Gardens at Hildene
- The college is situated on the former Greatwood Farms
Estate which included professionally landscaped gardens.
Historic Route 7A, P.O. Box 377, Manchester
05254 (802) 362-1788.
Little Siberia Perennials
- Abraham Lincoln's oldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln,
built this Georgian Revival manor
house overlooking the Battenkill
Valley. The formal gardens, designed by his daughter Jessie Lincoln
Beckwith, replicate a stained glass Gothic cathedral window with privet hedges and peonies, roses, lilies
and other flowers. Period cutting and kitchen gardens have also been
restored at the site.
: 966 Maston Hill
, VT 05747 (802)767-3391.
- Located in the mountains at 1600 feet elevation, Zone
3 and 4 hardy perennials, heathers, shrubs, and roses are displayed in
over 20 gardens at our retail nursery. Stroll through islands of color
set against one of Vermont’s most dramatic backdrops.
: 214 Justin Morrill Memorial Highway,
Strafford, Vermont 05072 (802)765-4388.
This homestead of a former US Senator, now a National Historic Site, includes recently restored gardens with
special woody plants, a pleasure garden, and kitchen/flower gardens.
Although his avocation of landscape gardening was cut short by his entry
into politics in 1854, Morrill's designs and plantings for the walkways and the gardens surrounding the house are in the best tradition of the romantic landscape movement in America
and the original plantings, selected to test suitability to the harsh
Vermont climate, survive, including species from Europe and the Orient.
Park McCullough House
: Corner Park & West Streets, P.O. Box 388,
, VT 05257 (802)442-5441.
Rocky Dale Gardens
- This French Empire style mansion, home to two of
Vermont's Governors, offers beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds.
: 62 Rocky Dale Road,
, VT 05443 (802)453-2782.
- This retail nursery, situated in a vale amidst rock
ledges, offers display gardens with common and unusual trees and plants.
1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne
, VT 05482
- This 1886 model agricultural estate, now an
environmental education center, was created by William Seward and Lila
Vanderbilt Webb with architect Robert H. Robertson and landscape
architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The naturalistically landscaped
grounds, optimizing vistas of Lake Champlain, include a garden at the
magnificent house and a market garden. Be sure to visit the amazing
Route 7, Shelburne
, VT 05482 (802)985-3346.
University of Vermont Horticultural Research Center:
- Founded in 1947 by Electra Havemeyer Webb, a
collector of every kind of Americana from circus figurines to buildings
to a paddlewheel steamer, this wonderful 45 acre museum features over 35
historic buildings placed in a park-like setting designed by Umberto
Innocenti. Gardens include the Apothecary Herb Garden (medicinal herbs),
the Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery Garden (culinary herbs and plants
for dyes), the Electra Bostwick Memorial Garden (annuals, perennials and
roses arranged like an artist's palette), the Pleissner Gallery Garden,
and collections of lilacs (400 bushes of 90 varieties) and crabapples
Drive, South Burlington
, VT (802)658-9166
(Manager) or (802)864-3073 (Friends).
- The 97 acre "Hort. Farm" displays 700 kinds of
ornamental trees and shrubs, many of them uncommon or unique. Special
collections include apples, crabapples (210 specimens of 135 varieties),
lilacs (90 varieties), junipers (60 varieties), and a labelled perennial
Garden Park (formerly called the Vermont Community Botanical Garden)
: Corner of
Dorset and Swift Streets, South Burlington
- Home to the
Gardening Association, this 20 acre new botanical garden features a
butterfly garden, a community garden, a children's garden,
ademonstration garden, an ethnic heritage garden, a wildlife garden, a
vegetable and herb garden, an All-America Selections garden, a secret
garden and a maze. Additional features are an orchard, rose garden,
multiple greenhouses, amphitheater, lawns, and a library.
: 4750 Shelburne Road (Route 7 at Ferry Road),
, VT 05445 (802)425-3641 (855)846-9453.
- This wildflower seed company's headquarters offers
paths with signs through two flower fields and a woodland with a brook