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Through The Garden Gate: Bird Hill
September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hosted by Monticello Garden Club
Bird Hill is a ten-acre pleasure grounds, a pastiche of woodland, meadow, and garden inspired by the beauty of the regional landscape. This collector’s paradise is designed to be viewed from the house, as well as to be viewed with the house as the garden’s centerpiece. I emphasize plantings rich in texture, color, and scent to envelop comfortable spaces conceived for reverie. Native and choice plants from around the world blend together within the natural framework.
Circular spaces are repeated throughout, inspired by landscape architect Jens Jensen who used them to “add order to the randomness of nature.” Shaded beds surrounding the house are filled to overflowing with sedges, ferns, bulbs, hellebores, wildflowers, shrubs, and flowering trees. In sunnier areas, temperate and tropical plants blend for a season long feast of foliage and flowers. Potted plants, small water features, antique stone pieces, and architectural salvage abound.
Download a pdf of the 2017 TTGG Brochure.