About the Garden
This garden is dedicated to Sara Goosby, who liked a natural, diverse look in her garden and loved to present her friends with glorious bouquets of flowers. The plants in this garden emphasize scented flowers and flowers appropriate for cutting.
Sara’s Garden is an intimate, perennial garden that stimulates many senses, providing a delightful mix of fragrances enhanced by beautiful, colorful plants. The main features of this garden are a long, vine-covered pergola walkway and a seating wall. The 90’ long, handsome wood and steel pergola is covered with old roses and wisteria and is surrounded by lavender and crabapple trees. This charming little garden provides visitors with a beautiful spot to lounge in the sun and contemplate the wonders of nature.
Rose - Rosa Albertine
The Albertine rose is one of the most popular climbing roses and blooms long and freely. The flowers start as reddish-salmon buds, opening to large, coppery pink blossoms, which are very fragrant. The plants are vigorous, very reliable with dark, glossy foliage.
Growing Conditions: well-drained soil, full sun, sheltered exposure
Rose - Rosa ‘Madame Alfred Carriere’
This is a vigorous, almost thornless. large climbing rose with double, very fragrant, blush- tinted, creamy white flowers. Few roses rival the long blooming season of this rose.
Growing Conditions: well-drained soil, full sun or partial shade, sheltered exposure
French Lavender - Lavandula x intermedia’Province’
This lavender is named for the province in southern France where it is grown to supply the perfume industry. One of the tallest lavenders, the plants can be planted in masses or formed into small hedges. Both its foliage and flowers are highly aromatic.
Growing Conditions: full sun, well-drained soil,
Chinese Wisteria - Wisteria sinensis ‘Cooke’s Purple’
This variety of Wisteria is particularly vigorous and floriferous with stunningly long chains of fragrant purple flowers through the spring. It also is chosen for flowers that tend to open all at once. Like all Wisterias, this is a high maintenance vine that requires regular, consistent upkeep. While attractive to hummingbirds, deer tend to leave it alone.
Growing Conditions: full sun or partial shade, average water needs