United States of America, New York, Jefferson County, Clayton
Gardens at Fox Run (Clayton, New York)
Located along the St. Lawrence River, this 29-acre site has been under development as a garden since 1995. The garden owner/designer has utilized the site's natural features, such as stands of arborvitae, 200-year-old maple trees, old apple trees, and a limestone quarry, granite boulders, and a natural stream bed with limestone walls. Gardens have been developed from the main house site to the quarry area, with its garden house and plantings of perennial herbs and small delicate flowers between the rocks on top and down into the walls of the quarry. A small pond with a fountain was constructed, as well as intimate seating areas with a fountain and furniture. Old columns and urns enclose a shady section for moss and ferns. A sunny area features natural stair steps to the upper lawn and is full of colorful perennials such as phlox, echinacea, cimicifuga, Shasta daisies, and anemones. Astilbes climb the wall of the quarry along with feathery ferns and small pink sedum. Other individual gardens on the site include a waterfall garden, a gazebo garden, a meditation garden, and a kitchen garden near the house.
Persons associated with the garden include Terry Weston (gardener, 1995 to date); Dave Weston (gardener, 1995 to date); and Luke Taylor (stone artist, 2000-2006).
The folder includes worksheets, a garden plan, copies of articles about the garden, and additional information about the garden's history and design.
Garden has been featured in Anne Raver, "A Garden Gathers Stones and Moss On a Cliff Over the St. Lawrence," New York Times, October 4, 2001
Garden has been featured in Sarah Kinbar, "Banks in Bloom," Garden Design, February/March 2003