Eco-tour – Private Gardens in Rye, NY
Sat, September 12 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
In the midst of habitat loss, it is a welcome relief to see evidence of landscapes that support pollinators and enhance biodiversity – all while providing a restful and rejuvenating space for humans.
Join us for this professionally led tour to a unique property – the image is Old world Tudor meets Contemporary Ecological Playscape at this Rye property.
- A path offering a woodland stroll through a mature evergreen border with native under-story plantings
- A sunken trampoline
- An elegant, breezy poolside pollinator garden
- An organic food garden
- A series of rain gardens
- Natural stone walkways
These gardens represent a complete landscape renovation. The private property of tour guide and landscape designer, Jay Archer. He refers to his own landscape as an ever-evolving project!
At the heart of this project was the complete removal of the entire backyard – formerly a large lawn.
As with all of Jay’s projects, this design is based in nature-based principles and is rich with habitat features that are anchored with native plant material. This garden is a model of biodiversity, resource conservation and is a pollinator paradise!
- A native plant garden with stone, gravel and mulched paths
- A constructed fish pond, waterfall and stream
- A unique wetland boardwalk
Design choices based upon ecological principles, plant selections, and maintenance practices are all critical elements in creating healthy ecosystems. As a landscape ecologist, Jay Archer has successfully combined all three elements and these two resulting landscapes are models of biodiversity and resource conservation.
Another key feature of healthy habitats is the way a property is maintained. Jay’s gardens are completely organically maintained for the health of people, pets, pollinators, and the planet.
Jay Archer is a Landscape Ecologist, Director of Landscape Design & Development Services and founder of Green Jay Landscaping. For the past 25 years, Jay has offered ecological landscape services including landscape design and construction, organic lawn, tree and shrub care, fine gardening, and property management. Inspired by a passion for nature, Jay’s landscape design compositions feature habitat and pollinator gardens, custom masonry, water features (ponds, waterfalls, streams, swimming ponds), stormwater management, and gorgeous flower gardens. – all with an emphasis on native plants, trees, and plant communities that provide ecosystem services. Jay’s approach to design, development and management is broadly holistic, committed to producing beautifully attractive aesthetic designs, while also improving the landscape environment by protecting the air, water, soil and our collective habitat.
Address and directions provided after registration.
- Penny Lewis