Monday, May 2, 2011

Stan Fry's Garden

Stan Fry's garden in Peterborough, New Hampshire reminded me so much of English gardens. The design, the evergreen hedging, the long avenues lined with trees, the statues, and the abundance of interesting plants made me feel like I was wandering through some great garden in England.


This part of the garden reminded me of Powis castle in Wales with the long straight lines of the terraced beds in the middle of the hillside. Even the evergreen edging of the hedges is similar.

The long Sycamore avenue.

This was a really unique hedge by the pool. In the foreground is a short yew hedge, behind that is the wavy line of the Privet hedge and behind that is a stand of arborvitae. So good!

View looking into the perennial gardens

Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

This was the arboretum where stands of fabulous trees have been planted. The most unusual and interesting aspect was the under planting of spherically pruned small shrubs such as boxwood, yew, spirea, and berberis. All the unexpected roundness of form and then the different colors were really exciting.

1 comment:

  1. How long do you have to know a formal garden before you are able to get on a first name basis with them? Does it ever happen?