“Gardeners recognize and value her art because each piece is unique and creative,” says Bos-
ton garden designer Gary Koller. “Her pieces and her names for them make you smile. She’s
exceptionally clever,” says neurologist Ellen Lathi, who has more than a dozen Nooney sculp-
tures, including 10-foot-tall totems and a gate made of gears, in her own garden in Needham,
Massachusetts. “It’s true art, not just ornamentation.”
Though it appears modest from the road, Bedrock Gardens is actually expansive, with 20
cultivated acres. Nooney and Munger live in an 18th-century farmhouse on the property, which
bob munger stands ready to prune a
serpentine hedge (above left) from the back
of his golf cart as Nooney takes the wheel.
The gateway to Conetown (above right), a
garden of cone-bearing plants, is replete with
dangling pine branches and giant pine cones.