FLYING TRILLIUM GARDENS AND PRESERVE

Book by Carolyn Summers

Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East by Carolyn Summers

Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve is located in the southern Catskill Mountains in Sullivan County, NY. The gardens are an ongoing work by author, teacher, and landscape designer, Carolyn Summers. Throughout her career, Carolyn has been acutely aware of the need for clients, DIY homeowners, and designers to be able to see how lovely native plants are when used in garden settings.

The Catskills - mostly in a Zone 5 climate - makes an excellent test for fitness and hardiness. In addition to managed gardens, large areas of the property are preserved to protect native flora in their natural habitats, along with the wildlife that depend on them.

We invite you to come and experience the beauty, diversity and sustainability of our native flora for yourself. Our goal is for you to leave inspired to plant more of the same. Make an appointment today by email or calling 845.292.6424 to view the garden in person!

In an exciting new development, we are inviting guests to stay at our nearby farmhouse through Airbnb.  Instead of rushing through a day trip, why not relax, unwind and breathe the clean Catskills air for a day, a week, even a month?  The historic farmhouse is in one of our forest preserves on a quiet country road.  To learn more, including a curated list of nearby places and activities, visit Antique Farmhouse Haven, Liberty, NY on the official site for Airbnb.  For a photographic sneak preview, go to the Nature Preserve under Galleries, and look at Farm, Forest and Lake.  We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity.


 

DEMONSTRATION GARDENS

Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve includes over 300 trees and shrubs native to the northeast, including unusual cultivated varieties, hybrids and over 75 dwarf selections of our native conifers. Since 2000, a complete collection of trees native to the greater Catskills region is being assembled. Tour the demonstration gardens to see how to integrate plants into your landscape. Check out the Garden Gallery for more photos!

Butterfly Borders
Azalea Collection
Designed Meadows
Dwarf Conifer Display Gardens
Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
Antique Apples
Forest Garden
Water Gardens
Berries for Birds


NATURE PRESERVE

The nature preserve is over 300 acres with natural forest, meadow and aquatic plant communities, including a rare kettle hole bog. Almost a third of the trees native to New York occur here naturally. The preserve showcases indigenous plants in their native environment. Mimicking the same conditions in your landscape will ensure healthier plant communities in your garden. Check out the Garden Gallery for more photos!

Farm, Forest & Lake
Wildflowers
Kettle Hole Bog
Hemlock Ravine
Blueberry Barrens
Ephemeral Ponds
Natural Meadows
Northern Hardwoods
Successional Shrubland