Henriette Suhr’s great 13-acre property in Chappaqua will be open from noon to 6 pm Saturday as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program.
(The GC publicity had both noon and 2 pm as the start times, but she said yesterday that she would be open at noon.)
Go and see her garden while you still can. She turned 98 last week, and the future of her garden is uncertain at best, now that Westchester County no longer wants it as a county park and strolling garden.
She is predicting “quite a lot of color tomorrow” that has just appeared in the last couple of days.
These are photos I shot last week in the garden. See below for driving directions, from the GC website.
Roses still in bloom, behind the barn:
Dawn redwood tree:
The colors should be much richer by now.
Her birthday cake, which was delicious:
Directions: From Saw Mill River Parkway, go north to Exit 33/Reader’s Digest Road. At traffic light, turn left, then make a sharp right onto Old Roaring Brook Road. Rocky Hills, #95, is 1 mile on right. Please park along Old Roaring Brook Road or Lawrence Farms Crossways as directed.
From Merritt Parkway/Route 15, go to I-287 West and exit at Saw Mill River Parkway North. Proceed as directed above.
From Taconic Parkway South take Route 100/Route 133 exit toward Briarcliff Manor/Millwood. Turn right onto Route 100/Route 133/Saw Mill River Road/Somerstown Turnpike. Turn right onto Station Road for a half mile and then turn right onto Millwood Road. Take a slight right onto Quaker Road for about 0.5 mile and then turn sharp left onto Seven Bridges Road. Turn right onto Lawrence Farms Crossway and left onto Old Roaring Brook Road to #95.