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.

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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 trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.

The garden is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 5 PM.

257 Pugsley Hill Road, Amenia, NY 12501

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