This garden, planted by Susanne Lipari, surrounds an 1840s farm house with borders, vegetable garden, and orchard. Over the years, most of the lawn has been replaced with borders, gravel paths, and thyme lawns. Most of the shrubs were grown from cuttings. The gardener loves the process of gardening as much as the result, and delights in the thought that many of the plants in the garden started as seeds or cuttings. She uses metal frames as plant supports and borrows from her years in the Plant Pathology labs at Cornell with an abundance of old lab glassware perched on the metal frames. New last year are several installations of stone by Susanne’s landscaper son, Daniel Lipari. A dry laid stone wall anchors a his new gardens on the hillside. It uses local stone and incorporates large boulders as a defining element. A small pond is also surrounded by laid stone. During summer, the garden displays many daylilies, lilies, and a wide selection of summer-blooming perennials.
NOTE: This garden was featured on an Open Days Garden Tour and is not open to the public at other times.
Last updated October 15, 2022