Anne Spiegel's garden in Wappinger Falls, New York, is perched on a massive rock outcropping. Anne has spent years weaving new terraces and plantings into the dramatic setting in such an artful way that it can be hard to tell what is natural and what has been created. Her garden is legendary among rock garden aficionados and has been awarded by the National Rock Garden Society. When I toured the garden, Anne was happily sharing her knowledge of the plants and her gardening techniques with note taking visitors. An amazing place!
This was the last garden I toured as a part of the recent Dutchess County Garden Conservancy Open Days Tour. However, more gardens of the Hudson Valley will follow soon!