On August 17, a glorious, bright day, a delightful and enthusiastic group of members of the Landscape Design Council of Massachusetts came to Brush Hill for a garden visit arranged through one of their members, Chris Cotter. Here we are just as a group in front of one of the garden Tors. It could not have been a better time to walk through the Woodland and see the sparkle of Waterworks as the bright sun coming through the trees provided dappled light on the pools. Since the members are particularly interested in landscape design, they appreciated the story of creating our pond from an abandoned grave mine, moving the wooded hillsides as well as the town road to create what is now an open rolling landscape overlooked to the north by the house.
On the south side of the house, the garden wraps around the viewer standing between the terrace and barn. After a happy, lively walk through the garden, the group relaxed on the terrace with cool drinks and conversation before departing. I look forward to a return visit sometime soon.