This Beautiful Little Compton Garden Is Reservation Only
Little Compton might be one of the most untouched coastal towns in Rhode Island, yet it's most gorgeous greenery is a complete secret. Tucked away on West Main Road is Sakonnet Garden, a reservation only garden that is totally worth the trip.
What began nearly 50 years ago as a small clearing inside a tangle of invasive plant life is now nearly an acre of walkways among garden rooms enclosed in high hedges. Each "room" has its own theme, mood and plants and all of them will have you feeling totally at peace.
The place is stunning, the gardens are unreal and the only catch is that you have to have a reservation to walk through.
Sadly, these are not exactly "pubic gardens" where buying a ticket gets you in as long as they are open. Sakonnet Gardens asks everyone who wants to explore the grounds to make a reservation through their website first.
From May 4 through October 14 guests are welcome in this "secret" garden Thursdays through Saturdays at two set aside times. You can visit from either 9:30 A.M. - 12 P.M. or 2 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
It's all a lot of hoops I know, but trust me the gardens are worth it.
There's a Japanese garden themed "room", a Southern Hemisphere "room" with colorful, tropical plants and even a section dubbed "central lawn" where the grass grows so green and lush you'll instantly want to take your shoes off.
The gardens grow and change every year and as staff tell it, the grounds are an ongoing experiment to see what they can grow.
Keep scrolling to see what they have grown for yourself.