"One of the hidden gems of the area, Innisfree is recognized as one of the “world’s ten best gardens.” Landscape architect Lester Collins created this Japanese “cup” or “bowl” garden with his clients, Walter Beck and Marion Burt Beck. This iconic garden merges Modern and Romantic ideas within the Chinese and Japanese principles in landscape design, creating a “distinctly American stroll garden.”
"Wethersfield was the country home of Chauncey Stillman, who created and left the 1,200-acre estate to the Wethersfield Foundation after his death in 1989. It is now open to the public for open space and scenic enjoyment. The main house and formal gardens are situated at 1,200 feet, making it the highest point in the area and providing panoramic views of the Catskills and the Berkshires."
"You must check out Opus 40 is a large environmental sculpture in Saugerties, New York, created by sculptor and quarryman Harvey Fite. It comprises a sprawling series of dry-stone ramps, pedestals and platforms covering 6.5 acres of a bluestonequarry."
“I’m obsessed with the history of NJ’s state Botanical Garden and mansion. The Tudor Revival house holds ancient wood paneling, mantel pieces and stained glass windows stripped from important homes in Europe."