Shown here is a portion of the perennial gardens that cover much of the property. The winding stone path leads to the parking lot beyond the salt box-style garden shed. Chairs and tables in the garden provide a lovely spot to share a glass of lemonade or some wine and cheese before heading to town for dinner.

In June 2007, the Garden was one of the lovely neighborhood gardens that were featured on the annual Portsmouth Pocket Garden tour. The gardens have changed since this picture was taken and you will see many wonderful new species and many of the bushes have grown significantly.

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!