Before this week of rain I’d been putting some hard labor into our back garden, digging up ferns with root systems that were crowding out other, more delicate plants. Husband pitched in too. Not one to mess around, he made short work of the ferns using a hand axe.
As a reward for my labors and to seek a bit of inspiration, I joined my friend Cheryl in Little Compton, Rhode Island, where we visited Sakonnet Garden.
While it was cloudy and drizzling when I left Concord, the weather in Little Compton featured clear blue skies and a warm sun.
The two of us wandered through a series of garden rooms, chatting and taking pictures. Sakonnet garden is like a well-designed house.
There are a variety of ceiling heights. You enter down a long “hallway” and then feel a sense of release as you enter the first room.
There are a variety of wall treatments
And they’ve furnished the place using a wide array of textures
These ferns aren’t posing any problems
And because it feels so much like a house, visitors misplace keys and glasses just like they do at home.
My friend Cheryl is a skilled photographer. You can see her magical vision of the garden here.
You can only visit the garden during its Open Days. The next one is on Saturday, June 9.
Thank you for your kind words! It was such a fun day. As someone with not a green thumb to be had, I appreciated your perspective on these incredible gardens.
louise radack said:
Because Laura and Charley married in Little Compton and then spent week-long vacations there for many summers- sometimes two-weeks- I was familiar with the area – knew the Sakonnet vineyard, but not the Sakonnet Gardens – quite lovely and interesting