Bridgewater garden open to public
Published 11:00 pm, Monday, August 31, 2009
The Beatrix Farrand Garden Promisek at Three Rivers Farm in Bridgewater will be open the last Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August.
A $5 per person donation is suggested.
HOLD: In 1921, Beatrix Farrand, a founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, designed the garden for Dr. Frederick Peterson, a noted New York neurologist who entertained family, friends and clients on the 300-acre property, which is situated at the confluence of the Shepaug and Housatonic rivers.
HOLD: Officials said that by the time its present owner, the non-profit Promisek group, acquired the property in 1978, all traces of the garden had been buried under years of overgrowth.
HOLD: In 1992, Roxbury resident and garden historian Pamela Edwards rediscovered the historic value of the walled garden, and a restoration began using the plan found in the Farrand archives at the University of California at Berkeley.
Promisek at Three Rivers Farm is located at 694 Skyline Ridge Road.
For more information and directions, call (860) 354-1788.