Detail from the Horseshoe Garden to the west of the Main House

Detail from the Horseshoe Garden to the west of the Main House

Frog Meadow is located on the site of the Wheeler Farm, a 1700’s dairy farm and apple orchard that borders historic Newfane Village’s original mountaintop site atop Newfane Hill.

Our extensive perennial and annual gardens, varietal apple orchard, fruit and vegetable gardens are pollinated by our active beehives, butterflies, hummingbirds and bats who also call Frog Meadow their home.

In addition, owls, hawks, songbirds, wild turkeys, pileated woodpeckers, otters, deer, the occasional moose – and of course, our many species of frogs – share their wonderful habitat with our guests.

Explore Frog Meadow’s gardens and plantings by taking a walkabout tour or relaxing on one of our many stone benches, Adirondack chairs, chaise lounges or the hammock by the swimming pond.

In early June our royal violet bearded irises put on an amazing display in the apple orchard...

In early June our royal violet bearded irises put on an amazing display in the apple orchard…

A highlight of some of the things you’ll likely find in the gardens at Frog Meadow includes:

  • April & May: Daffodils, crocuses, tulips, lilacs and ornamental pear trees bloom, fiddlehead ferns, apple blossoms blooming, getting the bees set up for the garden season;
  • June: Bearded iris, daylillies & peonies bloom…just gorgeous! FRESH STRAWBERRIES & FRESH ASPARAGUS
  • July: Climbing hydrangeas in full bloom, the 10-foot tall hollyhocks are in full bloom mid-to late July FRESH STRAWBERRIES, FRESH RASPBERRIES
  • August: The annual and perennial gardens are at their peak FRESH BLUEBERRIES
  • September: Asters, hydrangeas, apples turn color, picking hydrangeas for drying.
  • October: Apple picking & cider-making, honey harvesting, leaves turning color for fall. FRESH APPLES & FRESH APPLE CIDER

 

Scott inspects the apples in late summer

Scott inspects the apples in late summer

We have some of the most amazing pink, deep red and white peonies at Frog Meadow

We have some of the most amazing pink, deep red and white peonies at Frog Meadow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There’s lots more four-season garden images in our photo galleries!

 
 
 

Guest Reviews

A Week’s Worth of Fun and Relaxation in Two Days

I want to thank you for another great couple of days at Frog Meadow. On the ride back home, we kept talking about all the wonderful experiences we had over the weekend….I’m still having quite a bit of afterglow as I write this!   Here is what we were able to pack into two days up on the hill at Frog Meadow:

  • The Gallery Walk in Brattleboro on Friday night and seeing some great art, some fun art and some question marks that made us think…
  • Dinner and martinis at Fireworks (I had the fig, prosciutto and Gorgonzola pizza and Ron had the plank-grilled salmon)…
  • Hot tubbing and cocktails with new friends…
  • Breakfast of apple buckwheat waffles and bacon…
  • Some insight into the devastation and personal impact of Hurricane Irene while driving up the Rock River Valley…
  • Pressing cider with local families and new friends — a very memorable experience…
  • Dinner at The Marina overlooking the West River at sunset…
  • Delicious french toast and sausage breakfast…
  • The Newfane Heritage Festival (I picked up some engraved slate coasters that I’m using as I write this)…
  • A visit to Dutton’s Farm Stand and seeing how they make cider…
  • The Dummerston Apple Pie Festival (complete with about 500 bikers and a trip across one of Vermont’s signature covered bridges)…
  • Laying in the sun and taking an outdoor shower surrounded by spider lilies, scented with the familiar and unique balsam and cedar “Lumberjack” fragrance of your organic soaps…
  • Watching the trees change color…
  • Visiting the Grafton Cheese store for yummy goodies on the way out…
  • Little traffic and a quick ride home…

Beyond sharing your wonderful world with us this past weekend, I want to thank you for all your warmth, consideration and hospitality during this past summer’s many visits to Frog Meadow. You guys and Frog Meadow have a very special place in my heart – and I want to say thank you for that.

Until I return next, please keep my seat on the patio in a sunny place!

Dave S, Danbury, CT
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