The Garden Conservancy’s new “Open Days” program will include Rocky Hills — The Mt. Kisco garden of William and Henriette Suhr.
The garden will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. for the event. Rocky Hills, 95 Old Roaring Brook Road in Mt. Kisco, was started about 50 years ago and planting continues to this day. It features mature specimens of black walnut and ash, complemented by recent additions of weeping beech, dawn redwood, stewartia, dogwood and an impressive collection of magnolia and conifers.
Tree peonies and an extensive planting of rhododendrons and azaleas compete for attention with the carpet of bulbs throughout the 13 acres.
One can stroll along the hillside meadow and explore the ever-expanding rock garden, as well as the hills and terraces, walls and paths, fern woodlands, self-sown primula and natural brook that serves as the heart of the garden.
Working in partnership with individual garden owners, as well as public and private organizations, the conservancy provides horticultural, technical, management, and financial expertise to sustain these fragile treasures. It helps ensure long-term stewardship of these natural assets, which are essential to the aesthetic and cultural life of our communities. For more information, click here.