Portsmouth Gardens – Sep. 20, 2021

Today, on the New England garden tour, we are in the Portsmouth area of New Hampshire looking at a huge private garden, a medium sized private garden and an outdoor museum.


This is a 37 acre garden created by Jill Nooney and her husband, Bob Munger, over the past 40 years.

The garden has wide trails of wood chips with many sculptures on the side and in the air:

Some of the people on our tour thought that my shirt looked like one of the sculptures so they had me stand next to it while they took a picture:

There are many sight lines over long distances in this garden:

Water features:

Grass tapestry:

This garden will be going into a conservancy next year so the owners can still stay here but it will be open to the public.


This garden is about 3 acres on 42 acres of land owned by the Hosmers along the ocean:

The house was built in 1951 and the garden developed after that:

Perennial garden:

Vegetable garden:

Viewing cottage and the ocean:

Other areas in the garden:

This land will be going into a conservancy. The 3 acres of the garden and house will remain private.


This is an outdoor museum where we walked around and explored heritage houses and gardens built from 1695 to the early 1900’s.

The governor’s house:

Tomorrow – Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

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