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Yew Dell Botanical Gardens Map
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The historic tobacco barn welcomes our visitors and is home to our award winning Garden Gift Shop. Every purchase made in the Garden Gift Shop supports our mission of sparking a passion for plants and gardens.
The stone castle was hand-built in the 1950s by Theodore Klein and his family. It served as the family’s pool house. The original built-in pool resided in front of the castle. The castle terrace is now a place to enjoy views of the Overlook Garden and Pollinator Meadow.
The Overlook Garden, designed by British gardener, Adrian Bloom, was planted in one day by over 200 volunteers in 2006. In 2018, Yew Dell staff began work to turn the former pasture below the castle into a 3+ acre native grass and wildflower meadow to support local pollinator populations.
One of the oldest gardens on the grounds, it contains plants designed to give the feel of an alpine environment, but includes plants from such widely spread climes as the Himalayan Mountains, the desert, Southwest, and everywhere in between.
Originally used for hay storage and livestock stalls, the barn was redesigned in 2005 to house classes, lectures, workshops and a variety of rental events. The Pavilion provides views of the Meadow and Woods below and is wonderful for events. Public Restroom location.
Opened in spring 2016, this facility greatly expands Yew Dell’s capacity for rental events, community festivals, and Yew Dell programming. The Rounsavall Pavilion was named in honor of Yew Dell’s long-serving board president who was and continues to be instrumental in Yew Dell’s success.
The award-winning solar/geothermal greenhouse is a state-of-the-art facility that houses our tropical collections and serves as a center for education, plant propagation and production. The living roof on the greenhouse offers year-round interest and is part of the facility’s energyefficient design.
Originally built by Theodore Klein to serve as a potting shed for his nursery, this building was completely upgraded in 2013 to serve as the headhouse for the greenhouse facility and the center of Yew Dell’s horticultural operations.
Yew Dell’s Nursery Program produces plants for display on the grounds, for plant evaluation research and for sales. Our goal is to get the best garden plants out to those with an interest to use them.
This Klein-built structure was used as a loading dock for the Klein family commercial nursery and is an excellent example of Klein’s craftsmanship.
Two rows of trained American Holly trees create a dramatic entrance to the Jean Ohlmann Secret Garden, a collection of ferns, hostas, hellebores and other shade specialties.
This 1840s structure was moved to the site in the 1970s and was used as housing for some of Klein’s nursery workers. Today it houses our children’s programming.
This garden originally graced the entrance drive to the Klein family home and was designed to highlight a wide diversity of evergreen plant form, color and texture.
The Fairy Forest is hidden in the serpentine garden in a collection of conifers. Children and adults love to explore this enchanted area of beautiful display fairy houses.
This is a delightful place for a quiet walk among one of the best tree and shrub collections in the region.
Built by the Klein family in the late 1940s, it served as the family’s home and nursery office. Today, the house serves as Yew Dell’s administrative office. This building is closed to the public.
This formal, border garden features a small water pool and fountain with a seasonally changing display of brilliant spring bulbs, summer annuals and a fresh planting of autumn annuals to usher in the fall season.
1.5 miles of trails take you through the woods to our pond. Accessible from a path through the Pollinator Meadow that takes you to the gated entrance