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Bedrock Gardens, Lee

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#90 of 219 in Parks in New Hampshire
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Bedrock Gardens is a 20acre garden located on a 35acre property in Lee, New Hampshire, notable for its landscape design, its horticulture and its sculpture.
Named for its ever-present ledge, Bedrock Gardens was bought by its present owners in 1980, complete with a farm house, built circa 1740, a historic barn and three-holer outhouse. Over the next 20 years, it was extensively improved. The wooded areas were lumbered, a trail system was developed, and it was managed as a tree farm. A wildlife pond was built, and work was started on its multiple perennial and shrub beds. Hardscape in the form of walls, paths, water features and topographical improvements, have been added. Today it is noted for its concept of "the garden as a journey," with a starting point, "events" (or garden spaces) as places to go, and something to do along the way.
Bedrock Garden's main attractions fall into three categories: landscape design, horticulture, and art.
Landscape designBedrock Gardens include "garden beds full of unusual specimens of trees and shrubs: a diamond-patterned, 100ft fence on which 11 varieties of apple trees have been espaliered: a formal garden with pools, fountains, and water features; a wildlife pond with a bridge, and 2mi of woodland trails." The smaller gardens include a more formal parterre, the spiritual "Spiral" garden, and the primitive "Dark Woods."
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  • Went with my cousin. Felt like going to the land of Oz. Took over 400 pictures of plants, landscaping, and unique metal art made of garden tools. Over 30 acres. Met another photographer too! 
    Went with my cousin. Felt like going to the land of Oz. Took over 400 pictures of plants, landscaping, and unique metal art made of garden tools. Over 30 acres. Met another photographer too!  more »
  • We like gardens and have seen a number of the Biggies - Longwood, Maine Coastal, Hamilton in New Zealand, Duke, Ginter, etc. they all have their appeal. This is very quirky. Flowers were not... 
    We like gardens and have seen a number of the Biggies - Longwood, Maine Coastal, Hamilton in New Zealand, Duke, Ginter, etc. they all have their appeal. This is very quirky. Flowers were not...  more »
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  • First time visiting today. What a hidden treasure! Expansive grounds, whimsy at every turn, and a veritable horticultural paradise. Wonderful staff, cool little gift shop, even plants for sale. We've passed by dozens of times on RT 125, never knowing that we within a stones throw of paradise. If I could leave a 10 star review, I would!
  • This place was amazing. Like a dream that you wander through and soak in all the details. Jill's attention to detail is outstanding. Remember to look up, peek into, and explore all that you can. The sculpture and the growth is exceptional. Worth spending a lovely morning strolling, maybe bring a picnic.

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