DEEP: Kellogg Estate Gardens

Osborne Homestead Museum Gardens

Derby, Connecticut

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday

 The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Kellogg Estate is landscaped with formal flower gardens, ornamental shrubs, and flowering trees, providing an endless pageant of color from spring through autumn.

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Main Gardens

Bloom Times

Wedding Photographs

Main Gardens

Front Formal Garden This garden has five main flower beds filled with annuals. A border bed contains a mix of daylilies, Siberian iris, iris, peonies, yucca, and a variety of annuals. The basic design of the garden dates back to the early 1900's.

Rose Garden With Frances Osborne Kellogg's love for roses, the Kellogg Estate has over 120 different hybrid tea rosebushes in the rose garden. The rose garden is surrounded by a perennial border consisting mainly of hostas, astilbes, turtleheads, irises, and sedum. Globe thistle, foxglove and ferns add to the garden's beauty.

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Rock Garden Tucked behind the rose garden is a lovely rock garden, featuring dwarf conifers and perennials. A splash of annuals extends the blooming time. The perennials in this garden include iris, astilbe, bleeding heart and rose campion.

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Butterfly Garden The butterfly garden contains a variety of native plants that attract and feed butterflies. The bold colors of this garden attract many visitors in addition to butterflies. Visit this garden and see how you can landscape your yard to attract wildlife. Some of the plants in this garden include sedum, yarrow, bee-balm, butterfly bush, columbine, butterfly weed, and black-eyed Susans.

Bloom Times

Each visit to the Kellogg gardens will reward you with a new display of flowers.  

April Japanese andromeda, forsythia, crocuses, snowdrops, witch-hazel, scilla 
May Lilacs, magnolias, dogwoods, crabapple trees, daffodils, tulips, wood hyacinths, azaleas, quince, rhododendrons, wisteria, bleeding heart
June Roses, peonies, irises, foxglove, false blue indigo, bleeding heart, rose campion, astilbes, wisteria, columbine, gayfeather, cotoneaster, potentilla, lavender, annuals

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July Dahlias, globe thistle, cosmos, bee-balm, phlox, astilbes, daylilies, rose campion, lily-turf, yucca, trumpet vine, sweet pepperbush, annuals
August Butterfly bush, butterfly weed, zinnias, Russian sage,  asters, turtleheads, daylilies, annuals 
September Roses, sedum, asters, black-eyed Susans, annuals 


Wedding Photographs

Many people enjoy having their wedding photographs taken at the Kellogg Estate amidst the gardens. To have photographs taken at Estate, please call (203) 734-2513 to register. A $50 donation for this service is requested. The Kellogg Estate does not provide indoor or outdoor facilities for weddings; therefore, it cannot accommodate any wedding ceremonies or receptions on the grounds.

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Content Last Updated November 2011