About Us

Who We Are Who We Are Mission Statement Flying Trillium Gardens and Preserve, Inc., located in Sullivan County, is a New York State not-for-profit corporation founded to establish, develop, and steward native plant demonstration gardens, together with a nature preserve and native plant sanctuary. Activities include maintaining gardens with trees, shrubs, perennials, and other plants […]


Carolyn Summers Photo taken by Sarah Westrich BIOGRAPHY Carolyn Summers is the author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East. Most recently, some of her photographs grace the pages of a new book, The Pollinator Victory Garden, by friend and colleague Kim Eierman. After completing her BSLA (Landscape Architecture) degree at CCNY, she […]

Designing Gardens With Flora of the American East

Cover & Overview Co-Authors: Carolyn Summersand Kate BrittenhamRutgers University Press About the Book The newly revised (2024) and beautifully illustrated Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East approaches landscape design from an ecological perspective. Co-authors and landscape designers Carolyn Summers and Kate Brittenham encourage professional designers and backyard enthusiasts alike to intensify their use […]


Contact Us FLYING TRILLIUM Gardens and Preserve It rains often; waterproof boots are a good idea! VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Note: Please ignore misinformation from Google. We are OPEN for tours by appointment. We are NOT located in Tarrytown. We are located in Sullivan County, southern Catskill Mountains, NY. Flying Trillium is open for visits […]


FLYING TRILLIUM Gardens and Preserve Flying Trillium is a haven in the Catskill Mountains, NY, with an array of demonstration gardens showcasing northeastern native flora. In addition to the gardens, we manage various natural area preserves, protecting the diversity and ecological value of native plants and the wildlife they support.  Come to experience the beauty […]


FLYING TRILLIUM Resource pages include recommendations for books, web links and service providers that share a commitment to conservation and sustainable gardening. The nurseries listed here include those that specialize in native plants as well as some not so specialized, but that do maintain a good selection of natives and share a commitment to avoiding […]


Our Services Services Provided Be inspired! We offer Garden Tours featuring our native plant demonstration gardens and Guided Walks in our natural areas. There’s something for every nature lover.  Tours are designed to foster a deeper understanding of our local ecology and to promote sustainable practices in home gardens and landscapes. Contact us Enjoy Garden […]


Testimonials Bergen SWAN Bergen SWAN is a dedicated environmental organization focused on preserving the natural lands around drinking water reservoirs in Bergen and Rockland counties, successfully saving over 3,300 acres from development and actively partnering with land trusts to negotiate preservation deals. FROM Bergen SWAN “It was a pleasure having you as the keynote speaker. […]

Nature Preserve

Nature Preserve The Nature Preserve protects more than 385 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 supports indigenous plants in their natural environment, together with the wildlife that depend on them. Natural […]