The Rose Garden/Allee
- renovation underway this summer

Upon exiting the Formal Garden, the visitor is drawn back to the mansion by a flagstone walkway that leads through an allee of "Emerald" arborvitae past the rose garden. The allee is a traditional linear construct found in English gardens; an outdoor "hallway" connecting garden rooms.

Euonymus draped arbors lead into the Rose Garden, an outdoor room defined by hedges, elegant limestone steps and balustrade. A hedge of 'Crimson Pygmy' Barberry and a formal pond running through the center sets off the rectangular planting beds. A gravel path and a bridge spanning the pond will introduce visitors to outstanding selections of shrub, tea and floribunda roses in shades of yellow, gold and lavender. Annual groundcover plantings will compliment the roses. Four Cotswold obelisks will provide dramatic visual anchors at each corner of the formal beds.
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Sunday, June 29, 2003