Located in the historic district of Collinsville, CT, a village in the town of Canton, the garden sits on a shady corner lot the size of a postage stamp. But don't be fooled. What the garden lacks in size it makes up for in beautiful use of hardscape, well chosen plantings, artistic details and efficient use of space. I was so happy to have discovered this garden right in my town!
|The rear patio and garden of A. Walter Kendra|
|The home and surrounding garden was meticulously manicured and maintained.|
|This lovely potting area was located in a narrow space along the side of the house.|
|I was absolutely in love with this screen house/summer kitchen located in the garden|
|Inside the summer kitchen in the garden of A. Walter Kendra|
|Just one of the intimate seating areas in the garden|
|Attention to detail was evident throughout without being overdone.|
|A small water feature was located on a patio just outside the summer kitchen|
|More little details|
|I was surprised to see this happy Calycanthus in such a small space.|
|The entrance to Walter's studio, also located on the property. The Calycanthus pictured above is located to the right of the door.|
|So much interest packed into a small space|
|It may come as no surprise that Walter in an artist. You can see it in the details of his lovely garden.|
Notice the stonework in this garden-the bluestone patios, walkways, stairs and walls. Walter's garden is one that likely looks great every month of the year. And now that I know it's here, be rest assured I will be taking an occasional stroll around town to get a peek.