Upper and Lower Fields
The Upper and Lower Fields are old farm fields gradually being transformed into wildflower meadows. Shrub borders are fenced off by horizontal steel cables anchored to posts rusted to autumnal tones. This modern design, created by Patterson, keeps deer out while leaving open the view of old-fashioned flowering shrubs: lilac, mock orange, elder and ninebark as well as colourful varieties of viburnum.
The Upper Field is the site of the art installation Abenaki Walking and the sculpture Bridge Ascending.