Cut grass lies frail:
Brief is the breath
Mown stalks exhale.
Long, long the death

It dies in the white hours
Of young-leafed June
With chestnut flowers,
With hedges snowlike strewn,

White lilac bowed,
Lost lanes of Queen Anne’s lace,
And that high-builded cloud
Moving at summer’s pace.

Philip Larkin

About Us


Visit the Garden of Ideas and take a walk through our 12 acres of ornamental, vegetable, woodland, and sculpture gardens; you'll never know what you may see!  We display art in our gallery during the warmer months, and host various events depending on the season.  Check back often!


Take a moment to consider the sculpture and poetry throughout the garden.  Perhaps you will find our hidden Garden Gnome, or see our chickens ranging free.  There are plenty of places to sit, to think, and to relax.

Eat, Drink, and be Merry!

We grow and sell vegetables during the spring, summer and fall.  We offer a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program: 15 weeks of vegetables for $600.We sell eggs from our chickens.  Our space is available for farm to table dinners, cocktail parties, group picnics, children's birthdays and classes...the possibilities are endless!

Help Our Cause

We are entirely volunteer; all donations go to maintaining and improving the Garden of Ideas.

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Contact Us

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Wander the Garden of Ideas at your leisure. We are open every day from 8 to 7.

Garden of Ideas

653 North Salem Rd, Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877, United States