Gardens .

Summer House

Originally used as a seasonal residence by the Boydstons, this charming cottage is a popular place for meetings, receptions, and other gatherings. The plantings around the building include a shady perennial border that was a tennis court in times past, the Wildflower Garden, the Boxwood Garden, and the Fern Hardiness Test Garden. The latter is part of a national program of the Hardy Fern Society, to evaluate fern species and cultivars for their usefulness in cold-climate gardens.