Wethersfield was one of the first farms in the country to practice soil and water conservation, becoming the prototype for conservation farming on the East Coast. From the beginning of his ownership of Wethersfield, Chauncey Stillman cultivated early conservation practices, including crop rotation, contour strips, biodynamic farming, reforestation, improved drainage of lowlands, terracing steep slopes, and woodlot improvement.

Today, Wethersfield partners with local farmers to carry on its agricultural tradition.

The Wethersfield Institute provides  cultural, spiritual, and intellectual programs through the generosity and support of people like you.

Wethersfield is privately maintained by the Wethersfield Foundation, and relies on your generosity and support to conserve the estate and make its gardens and grounds available for public use.

With a focus on restoration, Friends of Wethersfield funds conservation projects that maintain the estate, gardens, and grounds in accordance with their original aesthetic splendor.

The garden and trails are closed for the season.  

257 Pugsley Hill Road, Amenia, NY 12501

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