Katonah in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Glasshouse Complex and Herb Garden
John Jay Homestead
The design of the herb garden located here among the ruins of the old glasshouse yard is based on typical 18th- and 19th-century American and English gardens. Please enter and explore. An herb garden brochure is available in a box by the potting shed door.
Two glasshouse foundations form the north and east borders of the garden plan. From their construction early in the 19th century, these heated glasshouses were used year-round to grow vegetables, fruit, and flowers from seeds, cuttings, and bulbs.
Over the years other garden structures were added, including a grapery, a forcing house, cold frames, and hotbeds.
Erected by Friends of the Jay Homestead. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
Location. 41° 15.031′ N, 73° 39.532′ W. Marker is in Katonah, New York, in Westchester County. Marker can be reached from Jay Street (New York State Route 22) 0.1 miles south of Beaver Dam Road, on the left when traveling south. Located Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Route 22, Katonah NY 10536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Homestead Farm (a few steps from this marker); The John Jay Potting Sheds (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to John Jay Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); John Jay Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sundial and Fountain Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brick Lot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bedford House (about 300 feet away); The Beech Allee (Avenue) and Stone Fences (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Katonah.
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