Beverly, Massachusetts

Long Hill

Long Hill was the summer home of Ellery Sedgwick, editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and his first wife, Mabel Cabot Sedgwick, a horticulturist, gardener, and author who designed and planted the original gardens. After her death in 1937, Sedgwick’s second wife, the former Marjorie Russell, added to the gardens, including unusual species, trees and shrubs, some introduced by the Arnold Arboretum.Five acres of cultivated grounds are laid out in a series of separate garden “rooms” surrounding the house. Surrounding the gardens are more than 100 acres of woodland, an apple orchard, meadow, and agricultural fields. There are two miles of trails. Open year-round. [ info ]