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Glebe House Museum & The Gertrude Jekyll Garden

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Address: 49 Hollow Rd, Woodbury, CT 06798-3317
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+1 203-263-2855
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Wed - Sun 13:00 - 16:00
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The only garden in the United States planned by British garden designer...

The only garden in the United States planned by British garden designer Gertrude Jekyll.

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Want to learn a great deal from and of history? This eye-opening experience is a must.

Experience local history of the past. You will learn the answers to questions you hadn't ever thought about, but will become ah-ha moments to retell especially to your... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Rudolph M
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Woodbury, Connecticut
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Woodbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Experience local history of the past. You will learn the answers to questions you hadn't ever thought about, but will become ah-ha moments to retell especially to your grandchildren for their enlightenment.

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Thank Rudolph M
Woodbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a small historical museum house dating back to the 18th century. I went with a friend and we learned an immense amount of history of Woodbury and the surrounding area. The docents, who are mostly volunteers, were all extremely courteous and helpful as well as knowledgeable. The director was particularly helpful to me, being disabled, in regard to... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Found this interesting to tour for 1/2 hour. Gardens were nice too but only 5 min walk around. If you have nothing else to do then go here.

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Thank auntjudy325
Middlebury, CT
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Recently attended a Revolutionary War Re-enactment at this lovely 18th Century setting. Two homes to visit and beautifully restored gardens by Jekyll. Worth a Saturday or Sunday trip and can check out the lovely village of Woodbury Ct and its Antiques Trail at same time.

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Thank Ray S
Paoli Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

We went specifically to see the Getrude Jeckyl garden, the only one designed by her in the US, but the house is worth the tour and the grassroots support group that runs it is the sort that makes you want to cheer for nonprofit local management.

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Thank RonSilliman
Cobleskill, New York
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Museum wasn't open when we visited but the garden surrounding the house was lovely. A little tricky to find but a pleasant stop.

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Thank therese l
Wilmington, Vermont
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

we arrived to find a sign on the door that they were closed early due to a seminar going on in town. I know it is not always easy to find volunteers to man a museum but we were disappointed. I was also a little disappointed in the care of the gardens. As a professional gardener myself I was hoping... More 

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new haven, ct
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Only G...a must for Gertrude Jekyll designed English garden stateside I believe. Very cottage garden, a must for home gardeners. House is also very interesting - typical New England but with an interesting history. Gift shop also.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We came to visit the lovely small garden - one of only three gardens in the U.S. designed by Gertrude Jekyll, the famous British landscape designer. We were not disappointed. Despite the oppressive heat of the day we spent a lovely hour touring the garden and enjoying the ambiance. The two staff women in the house were most helpful and... More 

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Woodmere, New York
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We went to see the garden, which is small, but the house tour had good historical significance and there were unusual beds, a marvelous original indigo quit that looked brand new but was soo old, an odd blood letting device etc. Pictures, furnishings and guide's commentary made for an interesting tour.

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