The Vale Garden was originally designed by a British gardener William Bell and was influenced by British naturalistic design. Since then, it has developed into a mixed-style Victorian garden with rhododendrons and exemplary trees. The owner appears to own the “Encyclopedia of Gardening” by J.C. Loudon. It also has greenhouses, such as the Grape House (1804) and the Camellia House (1820).
Flame and pink azalea, boxwood, lava, box hedge, camellia, pond orchid, aster, orchid, camellia, jade host, sugar cane, iris, magnolia, Persian lilac, hawthorn, Florida bee, narcissus, tulip, 100 years old cherry fern, beech.
Opening times The landscape is open and free to the public from dawn to dusk year round.
Visitors hear the story of the Lyman family as they explore the elegant mansion, which is used today as a venue for weddings, meetings, and private parties. The mansion’s architectural features include an elegant ballroom and graceful oval parlor, both pristine examples of Federal design. The Lyman Estate Greenhouses are open for casual or guided tours.