Forty acres of designed native meadows unfold across this 400-acre estate in northwest Connecticut.
A series of pocket landscapes were also created to highlight and enhance the property’s diverse array of microhabitats.
In the more than ten years of LWLA’s involvement, the introduced native plants have been dispersing seeds and invasive species have been carefully monitored and controlled. The property’s dynamic has now shifted to the point where native species dominate and are proliferating into unplanted areas. Upkeep is consequently a fraction of that needed for comparably sized properties. Yet it is the raw beauty of this place and its evolution in concert with thoughtful management that is most compelling and uplifting: to experience it is to understand how humans can engage in a dance with the land itself.