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LEWES | 2005-2021

From 2005-2016, Herb spent summers in the Lewes garden, which he dubbed "Wood Thrush Garden" in homage to his favorite serenading.

He melded his gardening skills and eye for composition with Jim's hosta enthusiasm to craft the garden into a peaceful sanctuary with 300+ hostas and many places to sit and meditate.


During the building of the treehouse in 2004, he designed the many paths that now lead visitors through this woodland garden.

In 2012 he began entering his photos of hostas into the annual photo contest sponsored by the American Hosta Society. He garnered a dozen awards in different categories over the next eight years.


Woodthrush Garden

Hardscape includes a dining pavilion, potting shed, greenhouse (with attached glamping deck), and treehouse, each with elements nodding to Shinto architecture. Numerous low voltage lanterns in the Japanese shoji style extend visiting hours.

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AHS Photo Contest

Awards over the years came in the categories of close-up, mature clump, landscape with hostas, and artistic. He won in this last category several times.

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