What began as only a hosta collection for Carol has evolved into a much more interesting and diverse garden with Bill's contributions.
Hostas, with more than 1000 cultivars, are still the main focus in this mostly shaded setting but mature ornamental trees, shrubs, and companion perennials now layer the landscape. Their collection of unusual plants includes many rarely seen, or even one-of-a-kind specimens, such as rare dogwoods, a mature variegat-ed magnolia, rare rhododendrons, and many originator stock hostas from Alex Summers, Mildred Seaver, and the Lachmans.
Bill is also a hosta hybridizer known for 'Luna Moth', 'Blueberry Muffin', 'Ice Follies', and of course 'Wheee!', and you can see a number of unreleased new ones as well.
It has been ten years since Tri-State has visited this garden so even if you have been here in the past, there is much new to see. Stop by between 10 a.m. and noon before heading over to the picnic at the Malkus garden, just 18 miles away. Our GPS address is 16 Mackey Farm Rd, Woodbury, CT 06798. It is the second house on the right with the gate. You can park along either side of the street. P>