United States of America, New York, Westchester County, North Salem
Duck Hill (North Salem, New York)
This three-acre garden was established in 1981 on a site that had no gardens or flowers except for a stand of old lilacs. The 19th-century farmhouse serves as the locus for the small, hedged-in garden areas that have been gradually made around it. Axes were laid out from the farmhouse's various doors. These axes form the basis for uncomplicated geometric patterns for the hedged-in areas of trees and flowers. Each area or room has a different emphasis and a different color scheme. Included are an herb garden, a white garden, a nasturtium garden, and shrub roses. The classic symmetry and simplicity of the house complement a garden formal in outline but filled with an unpretentious mixture of old-fashioned plants.
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
Garden has been featured in Roxana Robinson, "A Stroll at Duck Hill," House and Garden, April 1993, pp.124-131
Garden has been featured in Katherine Whiteside, "Page's Sanctuary," Elle Decor, April 1998, pp.216-221
Garden has been featured in Page Dickey, Duck Hill Journal: A Year in a Country Garden (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991)
Garden has been featured in Page Dickey, Breaking Ground: Portraits of Ten Garden Designers (New York: Artisan, 1997)
Garden has been featured in Page Dickey, Inside Out: Relating Garden and House (New York; Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2000)
Garden has been featured in Page Dickey, "Designing on an Axis," Fine Gardening, March-April 2001, pp. 64-68