My friend and I recently had the pleasure of taking in this magnificent garden and several others at the Gardens by the Sea tour. The event, which takes place in South Kingstown and Charlestown Rhode Island, raises money for the Cross’ Mills public library. It is only one day, but we lucked out and the weather was perfect for visiting beautiful gardens.
The top photo was taken at Long Pond farm, a former sheep farm that occupies 50 acres next to a lovely pond. This post will focus on the Long Pond farm garden. I will write about the other gardens in later posts.
The many large and venerable trees on the property, like this copper beech, made sections of the garden cool and pleasant during the heat of the day.
Looking back at the house, you can see the topography of the property, which is rather hilly.
I’ll be writing about the other amazing gardens in upcoming posts.