Gardens

Gardens
Hillwood’s spectacular gardens reflect the grand vision of Marjorie Post, designed when she renovated the estate in the 1950s. Post hired prominent landscape architects Umberto Innocenti and Richard Webel to expand the existing gardens. Thirteen acres of formal gardens extend from the house’s terraces and porches in a progression of "outdoor rooms." Each of these rooms, meant to complement the mansion's interior spaces, is decidedly private yet connected to adjacent gardens through subtle transitional features, encouraging an intuitive flow from the French parterre to the rose garden and onto the Friendship Walk.