It’s about time! Wayne Winterrowd and Joe Eck, co-authors of A Year at North Hill : Four Seasons in a Vermont Garden and Living Seasonally: The Kitchen Garden and the Table at North Hill, and individually the authors of several more books and numerous magazine articles, finally have a website showcasing their wonderful garden, North Hill.
North Hill comprises about 24 acres, of which seven are under intense cultivation. According to the website referenced below,
The mission of the garden is to grow as many species as might be hardy in a climate that experiences winter lows of -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Significant individual collections within the garden include plantings of heathers and dwarf conifers, antique and species roses, bamboos, unusual perennials and annuals, an extensive rock and bog garden, a large collection of hybrid deciduous magnolias and many tender conservatory plants used as components of the garden in summer.
I had the opportunity to tour the gardens in 2001, by taking advantage of the Open Days at North Hill fundraiser for the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont. Let me tell you, the gardens are every bit as spectacular as the photographs on the North Hill website would lead you to believe. Although the open days were canceled for 2007 due to necessary renovations, I suggest you check back at this site and at the North Hill events section to see what opportunities will be available in 2008.
Thanks to C. L. Fornari for making me aware of the North Hill website.