Both enticing and humorous, Bedrock Gardens is a cross between the garden at Siss- inghurst Castle in England and the Dr. Seuss sculpture garden in Springfield, Massachusetts. As does the famous garden at
Sissinghurst, Bedrock Gardens has distinct
outdoor rooms, including one planted entirely
with white flowers. Both gardens arose from
enviable creative partnerships between complementary spouses. At Sissinghurst, writer
Vita Sackville-West collaborated with her
husband, Harold Nicolson, an author and
diplomat, to create their famed landscape.
At Bedrock, owners Jill Nooney, a sculptor,
and her husband, Bob Munger, a retired family doctor, do much the same. “I’m the problem creator,” says Nooney, “and Bob is the
a textural sward of red switch grass, green Hakone grass, and native little bluestem
compose the central GrassAcre Garden. One of Nooney’s sculptures is in the foreground
while an Asia-inspired pergola sits in the meadowlike setting.