Linwood Gardens

Over the years, we have consulted on restoration and rehabiliation projects of the 300-acre property which has been in the Gratwick family for more than 100 years. Recommendations such as removing volunteer black walnut trees from the edge of the Italian Garden's wall recaptured the expansive view of the Genesee Valley and helped preserve the walls. Pruning 10-ft tall boxwood, 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 with new fruit trees, native fruit-bearing shrubs and plants for pollinators, as well as extending space for more tree peony propagation.

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.