Blooming Beauty: Extraordinary Home Gardens

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers!” For these beautiful properties, this classic positive outlook couldn’t be any closer to the truth. From sweeping, green lawns and pristine flower beds to colorful pathways and patios, sweet aromas are all around on the pristine grounds of these six homes throughout Connecticut.

23 King Street—Danbury, CT

Step through the iron gates and back to a more enchanting time on the property of this antique Colonial home, which rests on over 2 acres of well-maintained, breathtaking land.  Surrounded by perennial gardens complete with a patio, waterfall and stone walls, the residence was once home to Rose Wilder Lane, daughter of notable American author Laura Ingalls Wilder. Wilder is best known for her “Little House on the Prairie” book series, which are based on her childhood in a settler family.  The landscape of this historic home exudes a distinct fairytale setting that is bound to inspire its residents and guests with the tranquility associated with a simpler past, and the charm of these classic American stories.

64 Huckleberry Hollow—Stamford, CT

This spectacular contemporary Colonial immediately greets individuals with marvelously landscaped gardens surrounding a circular driveway.  Brilliant shades of pinks, purples and lush greens continue upon venturing to the home’s backyard, where an in-ground heated pool with waterfall and spa resides. Grab a good book and relax on the expansive flagstone patio, which even contains its own outdoor kitchen, all while surrounded by the simple wonders of nature.

97 Old Boston Road152 Cheesespring Road—Wilton, CT

The original gardens of 97 Old Boston Road, an exquisite contemporary home built in 1953, were designed and planted in the 1950s by the director of the New York Botanical Gardens for the renowned Swedish-American explorer Lars Lindblad. On its nearly 3 acres of land, residents can enjoy expansive views of not only the property’s expert-manicured grounds, but also the neighboring conservation and reservoir.  Not far away, 152 Cheesespring Road is yet another Wilton home with extraordinary garden designs. The newly constructed Colonial residence boasts an impressive driveway bordered by all new specimen plantings. Perennial gardens enclosed in a charming Williamsburg fence can also be found, adding even more impeccable qualities to an already stunning home.

1248 Oenoke Ridge—New Canaan, CT

This spectacular New Canaan residence, situated on 3.71 acres of sweeping grounds, includes landscaping unlike most typical backyard gardens. Walk through the property and enjoy the sweet aromas of an English rose garden, and then continue on to find expansive tiered bluestone terraces, fountains, a heated pool and four-season spa, clay tennis court and a park-like playground. Spend time on the veranda, and then explore the property’s professionally designed perennial gardens. The property even boasts harvesting opportunities including blackberry bushes, a strawberry patch, espalier Asian pear trees, vegetable gardens, as well as grape and kiwi vines—it doesn’t get much better (or tastier) than that!

Keep your eye out….for this incredible New Canaan home, located at 709 West Road and represented by agent Martha Perry, coming to the market very soon! Described as having some of the most beautiful gardens in all of Fairfield County, this listing will be featured in the upcoming New Canaan Secret Gardens Tour, a local event that celebrates the pure brilliance of some of the area’s most stunning landscapes.

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