United States of America, New York, Dutchess County, North East, Millerton
Hyland/Wente Garden (Millerton, New York)
Located within the Coleman Station Historic District, a 200-year old agricultural community in the town of North East, the property overlooks Indian Lake and Indian Mountain, and comprises 41 acres. In 2001-2002, the owners built a modern barn-like house and four outbuildings; started the gardens; and planted a 200 foot long windbreak of evergreens and an orchard of apple trees. The gardens, which are approximately 10,000 square feet in size, adhere to a 4' x 4' grid, which also applies to the house and other buildings. In keeping with the nature of the surrounding meadows, the gardens contain perennials and have a common theme of grasses. There is a bamboo garden and a 40 foot rill, a "sculpture garden" of solar panels; and a hidden garden. A cistern collects water from the roof of the main house for garden irrigation.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Luke Engleback (landscape architect, January 2001); Hank White (landscape architect, October 2001); Chris Froehlich (designer, gardener, 2002-2004); and Deborah Davidson (gardener, 2004-2006).
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The folders include a work sheet, site plans, and copies of two articles.
Garden has been featured in "A House and its Garden are One." Inspired House Magainze, April 2004, page 38
Garden has been featured in "Gardener's Delight," Fine Homebuilding Magazine, Winter/Spring 2006,page 26
Garden has been featured in "House in Connecticut," Modern Living Magazine, (Tokyo, Japan) September 2004, page 202
Garden has been featured in Gladys Montgomery, "Four Foot Grid," Home and Barden Magazine, Berkshire Living, June 2006, page 70
Garden has been featured in Jane Garmey, "Making Meadows," Metropolitan Home Magazine (Hachette), September 2006, page 169
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