New Hampshire Gardens – Sep. 19, 2021

On our New England garden tour the weather has been great – in the 70’s every day. On our way we saw the beginnings of fall color:

Today we see a huge garden, a small garden and a medium sized garden.


The gardens in this estate are on both sides of the street. Here is Stan explaining how he obtained so much land (14 acres not including his farms):

The gardens across the street are mostly green hedges and trees. Parts of the garden are like a maze as the video will show:

There are 160 Crabapples, arbors and fountains and a tennis court:

Now we go over to Stan and Cheri’s house across the street and view the pond, swimming pool, lawn:

We now go to his office “cottage” which is on 7 levels down the steep slope:

In the far back areas are ponds for water storage, compost area and 2 acres of Pachysandra:

Later we ate lunch at his restaurant in Peterborough along a fast flowing river:


This is one of the smaller gardens we visited on this trip but it is very charming. The total land area is 3 acres and the garden is 1 1/2 acres. Maude is a landscape designer and has planted very interesting plants in her garden:

Maude’s perennial gardens are planted in the lawn to mimic those she saw in England:

Vegetable garden is surrounded by Nasturtiums climbing the fence:

Water feature:

More garden views:

Front of house:

Some interesting plants:

Purple Love Grass (Eragrostis spectabilis)

Honey Bush (Melianthus minor)

Pink Crystal Grass


The original house was built in 1789. The owners, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Valentine, moved in 23 years ago. Mr. Valentine is a noted landscape photographer. Their dog loves it when garden tours come to visit:

Entry drive and front door:

The property surrounding the garden is used to raise sheep:

The swimming pool area:

The perennial garden and the purple gate :

The pond area:

Other garden areas:

Interesting plants:

Poison Ivy (Rhus sp. ) Toxic

Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica) Non-toxic

Fall Blooming Reed Grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha)

Molinia ‘Skyracer’

Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)


Group photo:

Tomorrow – Bedrock Gardens, Hosmer Garden & Strawbery Banke Museum

One Comment Add yours

  1. says:

    So very beautiful

    Teresa Flint


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