Redding garden to be featured in conservancy program

July 30, 2017 GMT

A private Redding garden will be one of the stops on the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 12.

The InSitu garden is located at 73 Diamond Hill Road, Redding, and features eight sculptures. Working with a team of professional architects, designers, craftsmen and artists, owner Michael Marocco created a showcase of architecture, horticulture and sculpture, spread out among a series of eighteen open-air garden rooms. The garden rooms include native meadows, deciduous trees, flowering plants, architectural arbors, water features, terraces and sculptures, all connected by grass, stone, and woodland walkways.

InSitu’s structures were renovated by Robert Orr, a New Haven architect who used rustic barn beams as the framework to depict the rural Connecticut vernacular spirit and nestle the structures into the surrounding landscape. Richard Hartlage, the garden’s landscape designer, used the same material palette to blend the lines between the indoor and outdoor spaces.

The event is rain or shine and no reservations are required. Admission to this private garden is $7 for anyone older than 12. are free. Call 1-888-842-2442, or visit www.opendaysprogram.org for more information.