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LongHouse Reserve


16 acres of gardens are punctuated with more than 70 pieces of contemporary sculpture. Landscape features include a pond, numerous allees and walks, a dune garden, and a 1,000-foot hemlock hedge. There are collections of bamboo and grasses; an impressive collection of 200 varieties of daffodils with more than 1 million blooms; conifers and broadleaf evergreens. The large new house (partially open to the public) was inspired by the 7th-century Shinto shrine in Ise, Japan. LongHouse Reserve was established in 1991 on the property to reflect founder Jack Lenor Larsen’s professional interests and his desire to encourage creativity in gardening and in collecting and every day living with art. LongHouse gardens and gallery are open to the public 1-5 pm Wednesdays and Saturdays May, June, September, and October. July and August 1-5 pm Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $15; seniors $10.


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