In 1982 gardens began with owner-designed solar home sited on the edge of a nine-acre meadow (part of 56-acre property). 240 ft perennial border with trees and shrubs include stone wall and split rail fencing. Fruit trees, blueberry bushes, raspberries, and asparagus were added after vegetable garden. An herb garden of four raised beds bordered by a conifer hedge, pinetum, and stone walls create an inviting garden room. Today the property also boasts mature conifers, deciduous trees, native shrubs, cutting garden, ornamental grass garden, roses, alpine troughs, water garden, and lily pond.