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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Garden - Woodstock, Vermont

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Entrance to the formal garden at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historicl Park

Mid July is one of the best times to see the formal garden. The flowers are at their most brilliant bloom.

The garden is part of Vermont's only National Park and the only one in the country to focus on the conservation history and evolving nature
of land stewardship in North America. It is more than 150 years old. Three names are associated with its design and development. Original design was done in 1869 by Robert Morris Copeland, a Boston landscape architect. The fountain and the benches for the garden were added in 1899 by Charles A. Platt, a painter and architect from New Hampshire. Ellen Biddle Shipman, an associate of Platt redesigned the plantings for the gardens in 1912 and 1913. Todays plantings are very much in the vein of what Mary Rockefeller laid out in the 1950s. They reflect her deep interest in having a very colorful garden. Also it is obvious that blue was her favourite colour. Two full time gardeners ensure the this beauty is maintained. To see it in full bloom, it is necessary to join one of the garden tours. Reservations are required. There's usually an open house in mid July. Contact the park office at (802) 457-3368 or obtained more information from the park web site.

Here is a partial list of the flowers that you will see in the garden in mid July:Statue in the formal garden

Bell Flower


Bee Ballm

Gooseneck Loosestrife

Meadow Rue

Shasta Daisy


Ligularia Varieties




Rock Rose

Common Bleeding Heart





Hybrid Day Lillies

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Bather in Seine added in 1970

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