July 25, 2018
Discovering Davis Farm
By Sophie Phelps
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Over the years I have found that if you are an admirer of blue and white, chinoiserie and Neo-Traditional design, then chances are that boxwoods, hydrangeas and big white houses are also among your favorite things. If so, be prepared to have a new major house and garden crush. Davis Farm is nestled in the Connecticut countryside on over two acres of land overlooking the Silvermine river. The home is a Cameron Clark colonial circa 1827 and the landscaping of the grounds is everything and more you would imagine for such an exceptional home. The property is lined with perfectly manicured boxwoods, antique brick walkways, and charming stone walls. A gravel drive greets you as you arrive and rich, green foliage highlights the architecture as you travel to the back of the home and reach the formal terrace area adorned with strings of tea lights, willow trees, and limelight hydrangeas. One can only imagine the dinner parties held here with the soft hum of music and the clinking of whiskey glasses.

I cannot claim to know much about gardening, but over the summers during college I used to work for a nationally renown topiary garden, Ladew Topiary Gardens where I became a topiary enthusiast and a bit of a boxwood snob. As I learned more about Davis Farm, I was amazed to find that the owner has no professional training. The grounds are exceptionally designed and perfectly compliment the historical prowess of the house. Therefore, I found it as no surprise that he is up for the Gardenista Best Amateur Garden Award.  If you are interested in seeing more of the grounds and voting the link is here. I do want to share that I have no personal connection with the owner and this is not an ad. I simply stumbled upon his instagram account one day and quickly became an avid admirer of his gardens and I have a feeling that you all will too! Besides, it just seemed wrong to deprive you of the stately, classical perfection that is Davis Farm. Happy House dreaming everyone! Trust me, your jaw is about to drop…Davis Farm is nothing short of sublime.


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