Landscapes

Explore the natural, cultivated, and designed features of the Montgomery Place landscape.

The cascading waters of the Sawkill have been valued in the past for their ability to generate power. The creek and the surrounding ravine have also been prized and protected for their scenic beauty. The story of the Sawkill provides a case study for understanding the environmental history of the United States.

The land that is now called Montgomery Place has been farmed intensively for more than 300 years. Explore the agricultural trends at Montgomery Place and in the Hudson Valley in the period from 1802, when Janet Livingston Montgomery first purchased the property, to the mid-20th century.

Gardens of all sorts played an important role in the visual and functional character of Montgomery Place from 1800 to the present. Discover the significance of the property’s historic gardens, such as the arboretum, the formal gardens, and greenhouses, and the region’s role in fostering garden innovation.

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