Heronswood research horticulturist, William “Bill” Rein, answers a question in the Happiness Garden.
A stream of visitors passes by the Heronswood sales area.
Signing up for the Heronswood catalogue at the welcome desk.
The great teacher, writer and noted hydrangea authority, Dr. Michael Dirr, autographs his book after a packed lecture at Burpee Hall.
Our elegant handmade sign stands at the main entrance.
During our Open Day events, we put out lawn signs along New Britain Road.
Horticulturists Dave Smicker and Bill Rein begin the morning tour.
View of the Happiness Garden with the sculpture "Syntax" by Steve Tobin. Made up of thousands of metal letters, numbers and symbols from an old abandoned print shop, it symbolizes the human mind.
Guests along the path to the new gardens by the ravine.
A handsome family buys a plant.
Two guests in the Springhouse Garden.
A morning group of visitors enters Fordhook Farm.
A conversation by the great lawn.
The springhouse roof was destroyed by a beech during a hurricane season storm seven years ago.
Hydrangeas were popular this summer.
I test the direction of the wind while guiding a tour.
Guests gather around the Carolina Shade Garden, named for my mother.
Reading over the catalogue, wondering what to buy.
Guests at the stunning border in front of the main house which we call the Veranda Garden.
Bill Rein begins another tour.
It was a bright and sunny day.
Our giant sycamore provides excellent shade.
I say a prayer to the "Open Day Guest God".
"Steel Roots" by Steve Tobin dances its way across the upper lawn.
"Bamboo" by Steve Tobin consists of steel remnants from the Bethlehem plant.
Another view of “Bamboo”.
Guests enter the Happiness Garden.
Our hybrid man x deer creature, an untitled bronze sculpture by Steve Tobin in the Happiness Garden. It is a favorite with children.
A view of the old garage (1930s) adjacent to Burpee Hall.
The old Burpee family Main House.
The Carriage House. On the second floor is a half-finished library made of Fordhook Farm grown chestnut and walnut.
Burpee Hall, the stone barn where we hold our lectures.
Another view of Burpee Hall with glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula ‘Asplenifolia’).
Entrance to the main house.
The seed barn which is being repainted this summer.
Another view of the main house with Burpee Hall in the background.
The Veranda Garden on the stone side of the main house.