Happy Spring. It’s getting here; so I’ve been searching ways to entice it along a little faster. I came to a great website that listed all the gardens one could visit in Dutchess County and decided that every few days, I was going to write up a portion of Sandy’s Veritable Garden Tour across Dutchess County, since Hilltop House holds the eastern-most border, it’s a dandy spot to start or finish. Or maybe start and finish? Our trip takes place across Rte 44, less than half a mile away, (for some reason, Rte 44 doesn’t show on this map, but just follow our red lettering and take our word for it, it’s there. Rte. 44 turns west in Amenia, having snuggled up to Rte 22 South from Millerton to our north, then chugs up a hill and lopes gently (after that hill which is not gentle at all) through horse and cow farms till it hits Millbrook which we’ll skip for now but is the second stop on our traverse. It ends its meandering through Dutchess County, at Hyde Park on this side of the Hudson River, where we’ll end our jaunt.
I’ll post the first of our garden visits in a few days, when we will tour Wethersfield Gardens, right here in Amenia. Come and visit us soon, we have lovely places to visit very close by!