The Stevens-Coolidge Place Flower Cutting Garden North Andover
Do you love having fresh cut flowers in your home? If so, you won’t want to miss opening Day for The Flower Cutting Garden at The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover!
The Stevens-Coolidge Place is a property of The Trustees of Reservations in North Andover. It’s a signature example of an estate designed in “The Country Place” style. Helen Stevens of North Andover inherited the property, and after her marriage to John Gardner Coolidge the property became their summer home. Around 1914, she and John began the decades-long transformation of the farm into an elegant agricultural estate. They filled their country house with art and furniture from their trips around the world and hired an architect to remodel the Italianate style home into the Colonial Revival style that stands today. They also added the walled rose garden, greenhouse, serpentine brick wall and potager garden (or French vegetable garden) that exist today.
Helen died in 1962 and passed on her property to The Trustees of Reservations to be enjoyed by the public. Visitors today can enjoy this peaceful outdoor “hidden gem” year-round. They can also tour the Main House where Chinese porcelain and other Asian artifacts mingle with American furniture and American and European decorative arts. The entry hall mural was painted by Spanish artist Joseph Remidas. A dramatic split staircase, delft-tiled dining-room fireplace and tavern ballroom are also on display.
Opening Day is Friday July 17th for The Flower Cutting Garden at The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover. The public is invited to cut your own flowers in the cutting garden (only) on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. In addition to pick-your-own standards like zinnias, dahlias and rudbeckia, visitors will find new varieties to add pop and flair to their bouquets. The garden is fun for all ages and there is always something new to learn!
For inspiration, explore the beautifully maintained landscape and gardens of The Stevens Coolidge Place including the Perennial Garden, Rose Garden, and Potager, or “French Vegetable” Garden planted with flowers, herbs, and fruit as well as many beautiful vegetables. And, don’t forget to greet the Belted Galloway Cows moo-ving in July to the field behind the historic Main House.
Admission to the property is FREE and visitors are welcome to enjoy all the gardens on the property year-round, 8am to sunset. Also, please note there is a fee to cut flowers and picking is only available at the Cutting Garden during PYO hours.
Bouquets: Large -size are $10 and small-size are $5 for Trustees members, and for nonmembers Large -size are $20 and small-size are $10. Be sure to stop by the tent to pick-up your scissors, cup and water before starting your bouquet.
For more information about this event visit The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover website.