Wilderness Garden

Notable architecture historian Henry Hope Reed once said about Wethersfield’s gardens that its “inspiration is grand, the tradition noble, and the vision all-seeing.” These words describe the grandeur of Wethersfield’s grounds, which include a 3-acre Formal Garden as well as a 7-acre Wilderness Garden.

The Wilderness Garden is a wooded area looped by a carriage drive, with gorgeous statues, rhododendron, and mountain laurel. Hawks sitting on pillars frame a shallow pool with a vertical spout, marking the entrance to the wilderness.