United States of America, New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Dublin
Rufus Piper Homestead (Dublin, New Hampshire)
This 1816 farmhouse and barn with apple orchard and native plants, raised herb and vegetable beds is "reminiscent of an English country garden." The present property consists of 36 acres, four of which are devoted to gardens. It has many free-standing fieldstone retaining walls, original lichen-covered field stone walls and terraced gardens with goshen and brick walkways. Clematis and roses adorn various corners throughout the summer and autumn. A 40 ft. arbor stands at one end of the vegetable garden. Rustic metal sculptures are placed throughout; and a large oak tree shades much of a semi-circular raised flower garden in constant bloom from early spring until late autumn.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Rufus Piper (former owner, 1816); William Davis (former owner); Horatio Greenwood (former owner); Louis Cabot (former owner); Winslow S. Pierce family (former owners, 1920-1963); Chuck Simpson (landscaper, 1990); James Rodriquez (stonemason); Lindsay John (gardener); and Allison Kerwin (gardener).
The folders include a worksheet and a garden plan.