Open to the public only one day in spring and one day in fall, the Steinhardt Garden is a wondrous private garden that rivals anything you might see in a public botanical garden. “Here are some photos that I took on my visit on a clear, early November morning,” says Jan Johnsen, who was lucky enough to be one of its few visitors. “The colors sparkled around me and I hope you can catch a little of the joyous feeling I felt as I wandered through.” A must-see garden, make sure Steinhardt is on your itinerary.
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Other plants in this partially shaded landscape include climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala spp. petiolaris), oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) and ‘Cornell Pink’ deciduous azalea (Azalea mucronulatum).
These plants and more fill the woodland, almost obscuring some unusual attractions like an enticing rope bridge that spans a small flowing stream. Hidden amongst the trees, this narrow, swaying bridge compels all to cross it—one at a time.
Left: The picturesque rope bridge in the Steinhardt Garden must be traversed ‘one at a time’.