The Waveny Walled Garden was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted’s firm as a formal rose garden. In 1995, a committee of Garden Club horticulture devotees redesigned the garden as a Wedding Garden. Alice Parker, then President, spearheaded the renovation fundraising effort. The design today incorporates roses in a long rose border along one side. The remaining three sides, bordered by brick walks, showcase deep herbaceous borders that include perennials, small trees, flowering shrubs, bulbs and annuals.
Three seasons of the year this very special space is used weekly for weddings and special events. In this civic endeavor, we co-partner with the Town of New Canaan; the Park and Recreation Department manages usage of the garden and the Garden Club is responsible for the weekly maintenance. With the recent restoration of the Parterre Garden and Peony Walk, our responsibility has expanded and we look to our membership to make a monthly commitment to help maintain the gardens. A one and half hour morning shift is offered on alternating Thursday and Friday mornings through Sign-up Genius. We hope to see you in the garden, as there is much to learn and to enjoy.