Blue Garden Tour Reservations

The Blue Garden is taking reservations for summer 2017.

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. for a large Newport estate, the Blue Garden opened in 1913 and featured a unique planting palette of blues and purples. By 2012 the garden was almost forgotten, submerged under a thick covering of weeds and invasive trees. A restoration team, including Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture, used the original Olmsted plans to reinterpret the design and to rebuild the garden, returning it to its original splendor. The garden is private, but open to visitors at 11:00am and 2:00pm on Thursdays from June 8–October 19. Please contact Sarah Vance, Director, at for further information. Groups are welcome.

Photo © 2015 Millicent Harvey