The Secret Garden In Rhode Island You’re Guaranteed To Love
Little Rhody is filled with gorgeous nature sites and places to take in the lovely scenery. While the beaches and parks get most of the attention, there are other options! The state also offers lovely gardens found in places you’d least expect. This secret garden hidden at a residence in a small town in Rhode Island should definitely be visited during their next public opening.
Found in the charming town of Little Compton is Sakonnet Garden.
This private garden is operated as a long-term project by local Rhode Islanders John Gwynne and Mikel Folcarelli with the help of friends and family.
The area began in the 1970s as just a small garden project consisting a small plot of land.
The gardens have grown into a labyrinth of what the owners consider to be different "outdoor rooms" with varying themes.
The garden has seen thousands of rare and locally popular plants throughout the years as the pair experiment with slight organic adaptations to the environment to encourage growth.
Small stone walls and shrubs scatter the area to help defend the plants against the harsh New England climates and the results have been stunning!
There are several paths visitors can follow to explore the gardens and it is truly an incredible experience.
For information regarding location and the 2017 visitors schedule, visit the website at
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