Linwood Gardens

In the Gratwick family for more than 100 years, the family is working to preserve the tree peony collection, gardens, and Arts & Crafts-style summerhouse. We've assisted with recommendations such as removing volunteer black walnut trees from the edge of the Italian Garden to recapture the expansive view of the Genesee Valley and help preserve the original concrete walls. Pruning 10-ft tall boxwoods reopened an axial view through multiple garden rooms and out to the farm fields. In the walled garden, emphasizing the historic perimeter and cross-axial paths provided order for updating the one-acre enclosed garden. New additions include fruit trees and native fruit-bearing shrubs and plants for pollinators, as well as extending space for more propagation of the tree peony collection started in 1935 by William H. Gratwick III.

Linwood Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is open to the public on a few weekends in May for the Tree Peony Festival of Flowers.