United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield County, Stamford
Mianus River Garden (Stamford, Connecticut)
Established in 1984, this garden site of more than three acres was originally so thickly wooded that the sky could not be seen. Adjacent to city park land, the garden now features a naturalistic woodland and a sunny field. One of its owners also calls it "a rockery on the river." Trees were selectively thinned and a woodland garden created under them. Flowering shrubs and some understory trees were also added. The open, sunny field is bordered on one side by annual and perennial flowering plants. The house exterior around which the garden is designed is brown wood in a contemporary design. One side overlooks the Mianus River as it rushes over large boulders and stones. A small terrace at the river's edge is surrounded by ferns, seasonal flowers, grasses, flowering shrubs, and small trees. A small beach was created with white sand on the river bank. Another terrace is at the same level as the house and a large deck behind the house overlooks the river. Planters of flowers border the house.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Adam Schwerner (landscape designer, 1984) and the Peter Rolland Company (landscape designers, 1984).
The folder includes a worksheet and garden plans with plant names.