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Visiting


The Blue Garden is private and not open to the public.


People who are affiliated with a group or an institution involved in garden design, horticulture, historic preservation, or landscape architecture are invited to email Sarah Vance for an appointment to see the garden on Thursdays at 11:00am or 2:00pm, from mid-June to mid-October.

Please include relevant information about your affiliation.

Sarah Vance

Director, The Blue Garden
svance@thebluegarden.org

Newport, Rhode Island

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BANNER
View to North Pergola, 2014
2014 © Millicent Harvey Photography

HISTORY
View to North Pergola, 1917
Hand-colored glass lantern slides by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs, Frances Benjamin Johnston collection

RENOVATION
Aerial view of Blue Garden, 2012
2014 © Marianne Lee Photography

GARDEN
Restored Long Pool and South Pergola, 2014
2014 © Millicent Harvey Photography

History

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Perennials provided an expansive array of blue, blue-purple, and white, with leaves of all shades of green through gray — some vertical and strappy, others feathery and shiny.
Hand-colored glass lantern slides by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs, Frances Benjamin Johnston collection


Restoration

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Obscured by a contemporary planting of hosta, the coping tiles around the long pool, with cutouts for plants, remained in good condition, with few needing to be replaced.

The Garden

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The restored long pool and arcing jets of water.
2014 © Millicent Harvey Photography


Visiting

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New entry drive with original farm walls along Beacon Hill Road.
2014 © Millicent Harvey Photography