United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Locust Valley
Rosegate (Locust Valley, New York)
Located in Locust Valley, New York, this garden is located on a three-acre property originally part of a larger estate and divided in 1930. Fremont C. Peck, the original owner, moved the estate cottage and attached it to a garage for his permanent residence in 1960. Landscape architects Innocenti & Webel oversaw the landscaping of the garden throughout the 1960s and again, in 1980.
This garden features a four quadrant rose garden of hybrid teas and floribunda roses, surrounded by a perennial garden of hybrid peonies and bulbs encased by a low brick wall. The climbing roses in this enclosure are all white. A cutting garden of dahlias is located to the southeast of the courtyard near the greenhouse.
Additional plantings include a pair of distinguished white Beech trees, a pair of European yews 25 feet in diameter, a specimen tulip tree, as well as topiaries and boxwood. Around the perimeter of the property are mountain laurels and rhododendron plantings. Water features include a stream and a small waterfall that empties into one of two small lily ponds. The grounds also include a swimming pool, tool shed, herb garden, cutting garden, wall fountains and sculpture.
Persons associated with the garden include Fremont C. Peck (former owner, 1930-1976); Virginia S. Hutton (former owner, 1976-1979); Mrs. H. Stillman Taylor (former owner, 1979-1985); Helen Louise H. Herzog (former owner, 1985-1988); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects, 1960-1980).