United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield County, Ridgefield
Garden of Ideas (Ridgefield, Connecticut)
Established in 1987, this eight-acre site is both a private garden and a specialty nursery. It contains a fine collection of both woody and herbaceous ornamental plants, planted along a stunning natural marsh filled with wild rice. The property contains a large raised-bed vegetable garden, hand-built cedar structures, whimsical statuary, water features, unusual annuals, and lots of birds and bugs.
The folder includes a worksheet, a garden plan, copies of a brochure about the garden/nursery and photocopies of articles about the garden.
Garden has been featured in Marjorie Owens, "Family Roots," The News-Times, August 17, 1997
Garden has been featured in William Bryant Logan, "Understory," Garden Design, August-September 1997, pp. 60-67
Garden has been featured in Gerri Lewis, "A Garden of Ideas," Arts & Leisure [special section of The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, The Redding Pilot, The Weston Forum in Conn.; and The Lewisboro Ledger in N. Y.], August 1, 1996
Garden has been featured in Tovah Martin, "A Ridgefield Gardener and His Muses," The Fairfield County Times Monthly, March 1997, pp. 21-22
Garden has been featured in Joseph Keller, "Gardening in Harmony with Nature," Fine Gardening, No. 70 (December 1999), pp. 40-45