Formal Gardens


Together, the New Canaan Garden Club and Waveny Park Conservancy are restoring the parterre gardens, which will be completed in June 2018.  This restoration involves new plantings and the reconstruction of the existing masonry walls.

Today, the Waveny Walled Garden’s care is under the stewardship of the New Canaan Garden Club, of which Antoinette Lapham was a founding member and club president from 1926-28. Mrs. Lapham, who was passionate about garden and landscape design, worked closely with the Olmsted Brothers firm on the layout of the plantings and gardens near the house.

Photo Credit: Carrie Deane Corcoran