Ashdale Farm maintained its agricultural heritage all through Helen Stevens Coolidge’s lifetime. The household stored cattle, grew greens within the kitchen backyard, and harvested apples from their orchard. When Helen Stevens Coolidge died in 1962, she left the property and an endowment to The Trustees of Reservations. A lot of her gardens, together with the rose backyard, greenhouse, potager, perennial backyard, and reducing backyard have been restored to their former look.
In November 2020, The Trustees introduced a multi-year rejuvenation on the Stevens-Coolidge Home and Gardens. The plan preserves the general architectural construction and American Nation Place fashion, whereas including new and expanded show backyard areas, that includes plantings of the most recent decorative species, varieties, and cultivars in modern designs. Greater than 5,000 crops and 165,000 bulbs have been added to the gardens, in addition to native shrub and wildflower shows, and nature trails by way of the woodlands, fields, and meadows of the historic Ashdale Farm property. You’ll get pleasure from a spring go to to the fantastic Stevens-Coolidge Home and Gardens this spring!