A Garden for All Seasons

  When we built our home in 1979 the property was a clean slate. Our house was purchased from the Pierson estate (the original house is right next door).  Our land was a combination of pasture, orchard and mainly woodland. When we moved in it was primarily mud. Over the years, we have developed a…

Hydrangea Hill

We welcome you to Hydrangea Hill.  Living on a large property was our dream when we moved here 29 years ago.  The partially wooded property was what we likened to a blank canvas for us to create the bucolic setting, which our family so very much enjoys now.  Over the years, the pool area, tennis…

The Rustic Garden

Peg and I moved to Huntington Bay in Aug of 1979 with Courtney, our 3 year old daughter.  At the time, our home was 25 years old and had 2 previous owners. I guess neither tenant had any interest in gardening since there was pretty much nothing there! That left a blank slate… A good…

An Intimate Garden

When we purchased this house 29 years ago, there was only an island of evergreens in the front and some old growth trees in the back.  The driveway was a continuous loop from front to back.  It exited where the shed now stands, to the road behind us. All that you see today has been…

American Arts & Crafts Cottage Garden

Built in 1929 as a Spanish-style cape on a corner lot, we were originally attracted to the property’s size, the wooded hillside and the sweeping giant white pine trees which had framed the front yard.  Now lost to disease and age, the pines inspired the naturalist gardens which followed. Since 1999, when we moved in,…

An English Rose Garden

Nestled in between one-hundred year-old houses on Dewey Street, there is a surprise. The garden was built in the 1970’s by Robert (Bob)Titus, who was Assistant Director at Planting Fields Arboretum for years. Many of the old stately trees there were planted by Bob, who became my partner in 1989 and then my husband in…

2015 Annual Meeting– June 16, 2016

Huntington Historical Society’s 112th ANNUAL MEETING  On Thursday, June 16, members of the Huntington Historical Society gathered at the Huntington Elks Club for the 112th Annual Meeting of the organization. Attendees enjoyed a buffet dinner, and presentations were made on the Society’s 2015 activities, milestones and future goals. President Robert “Toby” Kissam welcomed the newest…