United States of America, New Hampshire, Cheshire, Dublin
Lewis Garden (Dublin, New Hampshire)
The owners describe their collection of approximately one hundred different trees and shrubs in the four season garden they designed as a new plantsmen's country garden. There are seven distinct gardens on the 45-acre property that also was designed to blend into the surrounding woodlands. The first garden to be seen approaching the house is a shaded woodlands garden with specimen trees and shrubs, mixed perennials in the understory beds and gravel paths. A 30-foot spring garden with ferns is off to one side. Next to the house there is a gravel patio with a trough garden planted with succulents and dwarf conifers. At the edge of the patio there is a 25-foot walled garden that has wooden fencing atop a low stone wall. Mount Monadnock is to the south, seen over a low stone wall that has a rock garden at one end and an island fall garden set in the field beyond. West of the house there is a woodland garden with a berries for birds garden at the south end.
Some of the trees, shrubs and perennials in this garden were obtained at Garden Club of America exchanges or from the seeds of arboretum trees. The many varieties of trees include Chinese elm, American yellowwood, American hop hornbeam, Japanese zelkova serrata, Japanese emperor oak, weeping tupelo, katsura, a cross of paperback and Norway maples, Ohio buckeye, and sugar maples, as well as native trees and shrubs. There is a small greenhouse at the house and a tree nursery on the property.
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