United States of America, Rhode Island, Newport, Little Compton
Sakonnet Garden (Little Compton, Rhode Island)
Located on approximately one-acre, this garden was established in the 1970s. Beginning with a rhododendron collection, it evolved into a garden with a series of outdoor rooms with each slowly unfolding with attention to unique colors combinations and compositions. Situated on a hilltop on the maritime peninsula of Little Compton, with good air circulation, this garden is enclosed with native hedgerows. High hedges and stone walls create a microclimate allowing many zone 7 plants to grow successfully. Other garden features include allées, walkways, paths, and hedging which help guides visitors through the spaces.
Persons associated with the garden include: John A. Gwynne (landscape architect, 1970s).
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The folder includes worksheets and a newspaper clipping.
Garden has been featured in "Little Compton man works magic with meadows and a garden," East Bay Newspaper, July 21 2014
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