Sixteen acres of gardens are punctuated with over 60 pieces of contemporary sculpture. Landscape feature include a pond, numerous allees and walks, a dune garden, and a one-thousand-foot hemlock hedge. There are collections of bamboo and grasses; an impressive collection of 200 varieties of daffodils with over 1 million blooms; conifers and broadleaf evergreens. The large new house (partially open to the public) was inspired by the 7th century Shinto shrine at Ise, Japan.
LongHouse Reserve has been established in 1991 on the property to reflect founder Jack Lenor Larsen’s professional interests and his desire to encourage creativity in gardening and in collecting and every day living with art.
LongHouse gardens and gallery are open to the public 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays late April through mid-September.
Admission is $ 10; seniors $8.