Author: Susan Tamulevich

This little-known gem boasts serene waterfront gardens alongside heavenly views of the Sound. All are welcome to visit this 11-acre island, which is home to the Society of St. Edmund, an order of Catholic priests and brothers.

This little-known gem boasts serene waterfront gardens alongside heavenly views of the Sound. All are welcome to visit this 11-acre island, which is home to the Society of St. Edmund, an order of Catholic priests and brothers.

There were a number of challenges to creating a garden, including a serious lack of water and tricky topography. Under Katie Brown’s watch, the landscape has become a winding patchwork of calm and cozy, discrete garden spaces, shifting in character from one to the next.

There were a number of challenges to creating a garden, including a serious lack of water and tricky topography. Under Katie Brown’s watch, the landscape has become a winding patchwork of calm and cozy, discrete garden spaces, shifting in character from one to the next.

A strong vision shaped by capable hands results in a graceful modern classic

Every city exists in nature. "It's that simple," says Janice Parker. "You just clear the trash out, then good things start to happen."