United States of America, New York, Westchester County, Rye
Mason Garden (Rye, New York)
Garden borders, paths, and trails line the outer edges of the property and create secluded areas while leaving wide expanses of lawn to give the visitor an impression of a space much larger than the property's two acres.The garden is entered from a small courtyard through a sculpted arch in an evergreen and boxwood hedge. the rear exposure of the hedge provides a backdrop for a copse of dogwood and maples; and an anchor for a perennial garden that winds its way into a shade garden and deposits you at the entry to a gravel path. The path travels through a woodland garden ending at a tranquil outcrop of rocks with a cascading spring into a pool filled with goldfish, water lilies, and other aquatic plants. The water garden contains a gnarled and twisted yew, which created a natural sculpture shading a sitting area with a teak bench. A cedar shaving path continues along the perimeter of the property through additional specimen border gardens. A small formal garden with boxwood-lined beds leads to grassy paths through arches created from surrounding hardwoods. Two large conical yews defines a formal seating area.
The folder includes a work sheet and features plan.