United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Mount Desert, Northeast Harbor
Sindhu's Garden (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
Sindhu's Garden grows on a symmetrical infrastructure of four blocks of raised garden beds, each subdivided into seven rows that are edged in granite blocks and separated by paths made of granite pavers. The entire garden comprises 90 by 65 feet and includes a 60 foot by 15 foot perennial bed along one side that is separated from the 28 smaller beds by a wide gravel path that is raked into Zen circles every day. The garden beds are a riot of color in the summer, planted with annual and perennial flowers and vegetables including Echinacea, dahlias, sunflowers and rudbeckia. Despite its structure the garden looks casual with a chicken wire fence and gate across the front, whimsical garden tool sculptures, and wooden birds and animals created by the owner.
The owner's house and studio are located across an unpaved road from the entrance to the garden. A cedar hedge is planted along the street side of the garden, a birch twig fence encloses the back of the garden, and there is a cedar fence behind the long perennial bed. A compost heap sits in a back corner.
The folder includes worksheets and 16 reference prints.