Garden Tour

Prospect Gardens Westport

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13 Prospect Rd, Westport, CT 06880, USA

Along east side of Prospect Rd, and at the Prospect Gardens Meadow (25 Prospect Rd)

Admission: 

Free

Prospect Gardens Westport dates back to 1874 when the current house was the original Victorian farmhouse for an onion farm that fronted Prospect Road and ran down to the current swampy Aspetuck Land Trust open space. Through a series of abutting property acquisitions over the past 20 years, the property is now a contiguous 8 acre arboretum-style garden and includes collections, gardens, open lawns and winding pathways leading from one area to the next, allowing the visitor a 3-dimensional experience of being “in” the gardens.

Some of the property’s key features include a Mediterranean graveled entry garden, 2 orchards, a stone-tiered vegetable garden, berry houses (blueberries, raspberries), a sunny perennial garden, a shady woodland walk, a conifer collection, numerous flowering shrub and grass borders, a Japanese-inspired meditation garden, all surrounding a tennis court, 2 pools and an internationally renowned sculpture. The newest addition is the 1-acre flowering meadow of mostly native plants, and a 1000 square foot glasshouse. Mature deciduous and evergreen trees create a sweeping canvas and provide a sense of scale, shape and texture reflective of the owners’ contemporary style and sense of design.