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Our Gardens

Perennial gardens cover much of the property at Martin Hill Inn; this is just a small portion of them. Leading to the parking lot beyond the salt box-style garden shed is a winding stone path. Before heading into town for dinner, take a few moments to sip a glass of wine or lemonade while relaxing on the chairs in the garden.

Our garden was one of the delightful gardens spotlighted in June 2007 on the annual Portsmouth Pocket Garden tour. When you visit, you will note that we have added a wide and interesting variety of plantings, and many of the bushes have really flourished since this photograph was taken.
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For those of you interested in gardening, some of the perennial varieties you will see in our woodland shade garden include:

  • Heucheras (Coral Bells)
  • Brunnera (Siberian Bugloss)
  • Ligularia (Leopard Plant or Golden Groundsel)
  • Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
  • Kirengeshoma (Yellow Wax Bell)
  • Hosta (over 20 varieties)
  • Lamium
  • Primroses
  • Galium (Sweet Woodruff)
  • Thalictrum (Meadow Rue)
  • Aruncus (Goat’s Beard)
  • Asters
  • Blue Bells
  • Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum commutatum)
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Smoke Bush
  • Echinacea
  • Cimicifuga (Bugbane)
  • Rogersia (Roger’s Plant)
  • European Ginger
  • Ferns (5 varieties)
  • Day Lilies
  • Peonies
  • Siberian Iris, and many more!