Celebrate the Gardens!
Highfield Hall & Gardens is committed to creating moments of ENGAGEMENT, DELIGHT, and LEARNING to be enjoyed by all visitors.
We are developing and implementing projects—both big and small—aimed at educational programs and facility improvements.
This multi-year commitment is an ambitious project to develop sustainable water management, create an outdoor family interactive experience, improve the grounds to be more universally accessible, expand our gardens and continue strategic planning for outdoor sculptures. Come join the effort!
Phase One of the Gardens Initiative was completed in the summer of 2018. Now we are working on Phase Two to transform The West Gate, make the Music Garden fully accessible, and connect to a new handicap-accessible garden entrance. A bridge over a new water feature, gorgeous flowering trees, lush ornamental grasses, a second bridge over a hollow, and new outdoor seating are also part of the dream.
We engaged Jennifer Brooks, a leading landscape architect, to create a master plan for the estate. Jennifer is a founding partner and the principal designer of Lemon Brooke landscape architecture firm in Concord, MA. Prior to establishing her firm, she earned her MLA at Harvard University, where she received several awards for excellence. She was also a tenured professor at the University of California Berkeley, where she developed and taught graduate courses in Ecological Planning and Design. Because she is a parent of a sensory- and mobility-challenged child, she is especially motivated to create aesthetically compelling and universally accessible spaces.