Map of The Gardens

Plants of Special Interest

areas are keyed on the map above

1. Courtyard Garden
Wisteria sinensis — Chinese Wisteria (planted by Howard Van Vleck in 1939)

2. Formal Garden
The Van Vleck Rhododendrons:
Rhododendron  ‘Howard Van Vleck’
Rhododendron  ‘Betty Van Vleck’
Cedrus libani — Cedar of Lebanon
The formal perennial beds were completely replanted in 2004.

3. Around the House
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Edith Bogue’ — Edith Bogue Magnolia

4. Azalea Walk
Rhododendron vaseyi ‘White Find’ — White Find Azalea

5. Rear Garden
Metasequoia glyptostroboides — Dawn Redwood
Rhododendron fortunei — Fortune Rhododendron
Rhododendron keiskei — Keiskei Rhododendron
Cedrus atlantica glauca — Blue Atlas Cedar

6. Carriage House & Greenhouses
The Carriage House Greenhouse contains orchids and other flowering plants, and is open M-F 8 am – 3 pm. The new greenhouse is used for propagation and is open for educational workshops.

7. Woodlands Garden
This area is under redevelopment after a 1997 storm destroyed it.

8. Mother’s Garden & Upper Lawn
Historic site of 59 Upper Mountain Avenue, the Van Vleck’s Tudor style home with formal gardens.  The home was demolished in the 1960’s.

9. Tennis Court Pergola
Wisteria floribunda — Japanese Wisteria

10. The Drying Yard
Enkianthis perulatus — White Enkianthus
Rhododendron ‘Princess Elizabeth’ — Princess Elizabeth Rhododendron