United States of America, Ohio, Fulton County, Fayette
Emmons Farm's Gardens (Fayette, Ohio)
This three-acre garden, situated on a 253-acre dairy farm in northwestern Ohio, was begun in the late 1980s. What started as a small rose garden to enhance the owner's view from the barn whilst milking the Holstein herd has evolved into a collection of over 900 rose plants on the farm grounds. Special emphasis is placed on species dating from before 1867, hybrid teas, and miniature roses. The rose gardens are complemented by terraced gardens of annuals in patriotic colors and can be seen, along with a fruit tree allée and vegetable garden, from a raised viewing terrace and pergola. Adjacent to this terrace is a water garden, complete with waterfall and dozens of goldfish. Additional garden features include a greenhouse and raised flower beds in geometrically designed gardens containing annuals and perennials. This is truly a fascinating Ohio farm garden and a tribute to its owners/designers' imagination, dedication, and American ingenuity.
The folder includes worksheets, a garden plan, a copy of an article about the garden, and additional information about the garden's history and design.
Garden has been featured in Neree Emmons, "I've Probably Gone Off the Deep End Planting Flowers," Farm & Ranch [Living?], May/June 2006, pp. 5-8