The fine, symmetrical shape of the upright European hornbeam (Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'), just beyond the Pergola, is a major feature of the landscape year-round.
In winter, grays, blacks and whites dominate the landscape, the Pergola providing a cool frame for the river beyond.
As fall settles in, color returns to the Pergola.
Summer is simply lush.
The Pegola provides the perfect frame for flowering spring trees.
Colorful plantings give the views west some serious competition!
A destination for all seasons
The Pergola invites the visitor to pause here to take in the views.
The view west from the Pergola, towards the Hudson River, encompasses the Lower Lawn.