Wethersfield is a shared community resource, intended for quiet reflection by truth and beauty seekers. Visitors are invited to enjoy the sprawling vista hilltops, and the tucked away garden rooms.

The Wethersfield Estate & Garden are used for periodic contemporary classical arts residencies. Rising horticulturalists share their gifts and hone their talents for the benefit of visitors to the Wethersfield Garden.

All the work undertaken by Friends of Wethersfield goes directly to support the Wethersfield Foundation and preserves the Wethersfield Estate & Garden. In turn, this investment creates meaningful, accessible, and quality educational programming in gardens, conservation, and horticulture. Such support also allows us to build front-facing community programs in arts and culture so that families in our rural area receive direct benefit as a result of the generosity of our donors.

Wethersfield Estate & Garden enjoys the opportunity to partner with local organizations to use Wethersfield as a resource for teachers and educational programming. The Dutchess Land Conservancy brings their expertise to our grounds and our two organizations work to educate youth, families, and adults about land use, conservation, and threats to the environment, including strategies for mitigating these threats.

The Waterman Bird Club leads birders on walks.

Wethersfield staff work with Astor Services for Children & Families to teach children with significant mental health and abuse histories about how to plant a vegetable garden.