Horatio Colony Museum garden bed

In Horatio Colony’s time, the property extended almost back to the next block and was framed by a picket fence, 52 lilacs and extensive formal perennial beds.

Today, the 3/4 acre site is a beautiful city garden forming an oasis for visitors. Stately Norway Maples, mock orange bushes and a ring of ferns around the house were originally planted by Mr. Colony. These are enhanced by old varieties of roses, hydrangeas, honeysuckles and peonies. Beds of annuals provide beautiful color throughout the season.

The garden is used for:

  • Old-fashioned children’s games
  • Concerts & weddings
  • Candlelight Croquet
  • Gardening workshops
  • Quest Fest